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What are your honest opinions on the name Aidan?

(75 Posts)
Zoup Sun 12-Mar-17 17:32:38


Floggingmolly Sun 12-Mar-17 17:33:43

Like it.

aintnobodygottimefodat Sun 12-Mar-17 17:34:22

I like it

bookworm14 Sun 12-Mar-17 17:35:03

I like it! It gets lumped in with Kayden, Brayden etc, but Aidan is actually a real name.

SaorAlbaGuBrath Sun 12-Mar-17 17:35:50

I have one so I love it 😁 Be aware you will be forever correcting people who spell it as Aiden though 😡 I've even had Aydn and Aden hmm

KnittedDress Sun 12-Mar-17 17:35:56

Not keen - sorry.

SaorAlbaGuBrath Sun 12-Mar-17 17:36:21

I like it! It gets lumped in with Kayden, Brayden etc, but Aidan is actually a real name

Thank you! I'm glad someone else sees it!

treaclesoda Sun 12-Mar-17 17:36:37

I love it.

Can't imagine it being lumped in with Kayden etc confused

Zoup Sun 12-Mar-17 17:36:58

@SaorAlbaGuBrath - that's my worry sad

@KnittedDress - any reason why?


Sugarpiehoneyeye Sun 12-Mar-17 17:37:03

I don't like it, sorry.

BikeRunSki Sun 12-Mar-17 17:37:33

Love it.
Nice, strong, old established name.
I don't "lump it" it with Kayden etc.

treaclesoda Sun 12-Mar-17 17:38:13

Oh hang on. Is it seen as one of 'those names' in England? I'm in N Ireland where it's a perfectly standard name.

SaorAlbaGuBrath Sun 12-Mar-17 17:38:32

To be fair the nursery changed it when I explained it's Aidan like the saint not Aiden. My family finally got the point when I went batshit about them misspelling it, and DPs family are Irish so they knew how to spell it grin

user1483387154 Sun 12-Mar-17 17:38:43

Not my cup of tea tbh.

KingJoffreysRestingCuntface Sun 12-Mar-17 17:38:49

Adrian with a forgotten letter.

daisypond Sun 12-Mar-17 17:39:18

I don't link it at all with Kayden, etc. It's an old traditional Irish/Scottish name. That said, I'm not particularly keen on it.

Zoup Sun 12-Mar-17 17:39:50

@Sugarpiehoneyeye - any reason why?

Ah, we are not Irish. I just love it! It's the whole spelling thing that puts me off sad

Zoup Sun 12-Mar-17 17:40:45

@user1483387154 - why? smile just looking for reasons why it's not liked!

HainaultViaNewburyPark Sun 12-Mar-17 17:40:47

It's more popular than you might think. DS is 10 and there are three kids called Aidan in his year (out of a total of 50 boys).

Stiddleficks Sun 12-Mar-17 17:41:06

I like it. I've never seen it as another name, unlike my daughter who frequently gets called a longer name as though that's proper' way. Although my Dd's name is a name in it's own right!

snowgirl1 Sun 12-Mar-17 17:41:28

I prefer the spelling Aiden

Zoup Sun 12-Mar-17 17:42:32

@snowgirl1 - gosh no grin why is that? It's yoonique!

DramaAlpaca Sun 12-Mar-17 17:43:23

Love it.

nothruroad Sun 12-Mar-17 17:44:28

Every Aidan I've taught has been utterly lovely so I think it's a great name.

Sophronia Sun 12-Mar-17 17:51:22

Not keen

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