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'Chavvy' name.

(212 Posts)
Awandinmypocket Fri 11-Aug-17 21:16:23

So for baby no 1 we considered Caleb, however we had a beautiful girl instead. Was considering Caleb again for baby number 2 but saw a post the other day where someone referred to it as a 'chavvy' name 'like Kayden and Jayden' (their words not mine) do people agree with this comment?! I see it as a biblical name (and the singer from Kings of Leon,actually)
Other contender is Rafferty. Middle name will be James.

Thetruthfairy Fri 11-Aug-17 21:22:24

Nope. Not at all.

greendale17 Fri 11-Aug-17 21:23:05

Yep it is chavvy

horsesforcorses Fri 11-Aug-17 21:23:42

I don't think it is with a C.

sororitynoise Fri 11-Aug-17 21:24:58

Rafferty is MUCH better.

NoCapes Fri 11-Aug-17 21:25:33

In essence it's not, it's a biblical name
However - it is very popular with a lot of chavs and it is becoming lumped in with the kayden/kaylen/kaben etc names
So I would probably avoid

Awwlookatmybabyspider Fri 11-Aug-17 21:28:08

Yes. Its the epitome of chavvy.
Sorry, but you did ask

Madeyemoodysmum Fri 11-Aug-17 21:29:51

Rafferry is really commen here. South east.
Kaleb isn't chavvy here yet

Awandinmypocket Fri 11-Aug-17 21:30:30

Yes I did ask, that is the whole purpose of this thread🤔

Thanks ladies, it's officially off the table, genuinely never occurred to me as the only Caleb I have ever met came from a very middle class family! Glad I asked the question.

Rafferty James it is.

OhtoblazeswithElvira Fri 11-Aug-17 21:30:59

Caleb sounds very biblical. Makes me think of 7 brides for 7 brothers smile

horsesforcorses Fri 11-Aug-17 21:31:51

Rafferty is horrible (sorry!) Caleb is much better.

Sugarpiehoneyeye Fri 11-Aug-17 21:33:34

Caleb James is lovely !

LynetteScavo Fri 11-Aug-17 21:36:14

Caleb with a C is perfectly lovely.

redfairy Fri 11-Aug-17 21:36:28

please dont do Caleb with a K though!

YoungGirlGrowingOld Fri 11-Aug-17 21:36:52

We chose a name with Persian (but non-religious) heritage and were told by a relative that it was a "trailer trash" name! You can't please everyone OP, just pick the one that suits him best!

Awandinmypocket Fri 11-Aug-17 21:37:19

Oh goodness Caleb with a K would never cross my mind!!😱

PearlyPinkNails Fri 11-Aug-17 21:37:58

Not directed at you OP but isn't chavvy a horrid way to deceive people?

I like Caleb and Rafferty.

Enidblyton1 Fri 11-Aug-17 21:38:23

Since when was Caleb 'chavvy'??!
It isn't around here...

EmmyInTheSticks Fri 11-Aug-17 21:40:14

I think it's a bit like this generation's Callum.

It's used be chavs yes but a god mix of all types too so I think useable. I like it.

Awandinmypocket Fri 11-Aug-17 21:41:08

Yeah it really is! And people are so judgemental-I wish I was the kind of person who didn't care about other people's opinions but,alas, I do!
I literally got one negative comment about my daughter's name (it wasn't even that negative it was just 'really?! Oh I know a few of those') and it played on my mind for months and months. That's why I'm asking for opinions from people I don't know in the hope I won't take it so personally lol

Glossolalia Fri 11-Aug-17 21:42:08

How is referring to a name as gabby 'deceiving' people?! confused

Glossolalia Fri 11-Aug-17 21:42:29

Rafferty is lovely, IMO

Awandinmypocket Fri 11-Aug-17 21:42:59

I think she meant 'describe' and it was autocorrected

underneaththeash Fri 11-Aug-17 21:44:12

I don't know a child called Caleb, however I'd stick with the traditional spelling and I didn't see it tattooed on anyone's neck or arm at Legoland last week so you're probably safe.

I'd steer clear or any alternative spellings....Kay-lebb?

FlappyRose Fri 11-Aug-17 21:44:13

Caleb is a lovely name. I don't think it's chavvy at all.

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