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Is Kevin such a bad name?...

(79 Posts)
MammieBear Tue 14-Nov-17 16:51:59

Hi, it seems to get bad press when you look it up the male form of Sharron (that's another thread entirely) for me it reminds me of Home Alone that's not a bad childhood memory. Your thoughts 💭...

NumberEightyOne Tue 14-Nov-17 16:53:26

i know a Kevin and I despise the man so I can't give you an unbiased opinion.

TheQueenOfWands Tue 14-Nov-17 16:54:05

It's a lovely name.

Didn't know it had a bad reputation.

AfterSchoolWorry Tue 14-Nov-17 16:56:04

It's awful. Think of that mechanic guy on Coronation Street with the facial hair that looks like a minge.

BabloHoney Tue 14-Nov-17 16:56:52

Might get a bad press because of Kevin Spacey at the moment!

Isadora2007 Tue 14-Nov-17 16:58:17

We need to talk about Kevin.

Story (fictional) written from the POV of a mother of a Colombine style schoolboy killer...

Bloody minions

“Ohhhh it’s sooooooo I fair!!!!!”
Kevin the teenager

Really, need I say more... hmm

crunched Tue 14-Nov-17 16:59:08

I know two Kevin's (in their early 50s) who are particularly nice blokes.
In the Netherlands a dozen or so years ago, there were quite a few baby Kevin's.

Justbookedasummmerholiday Tue 14-Nov-17 16:59:37

Never going to be due a revival - hopefully!!

icantgetnosleep5 Tue 14-Nov-17 17:13:20

Its not offensive , but it's just a pretty dull name !

doodle01 Tue 14-Nov-17 17:16:07

Gerbil ?

KyloRensLightsaber Tue 14-Nov-17 17:39:46

Love it. Two Kevin’s in my family - both lovely wonderful men.

WhatKatyDidNotDo Tue 14-Nov-17 18:03:37


Loverunandwine Tue 14-Nov-17 18:04:39


oldlaundbooth Tue 14-Nov-17 18:05:08

Yes it's bad.

Wayne is worse.

Oysterbabe Tue 14-Nov-17 18:08:37

It's awful. It's like Gary, dying out and unlikely to be revived.

DumbledoresApprentice Tue 14-Nov-17 18:13:21

I know a fair few secondary aged children called Sharon. I teach girls not boys so don’t know about the prevalence of Kevins but in my experience Sharon was still popular in some communities eleven years ago. I don’t associate it with older people like most on here seem to. I bet there are still young Kevins out there.

Fekko Tue 14-Nov-17 18:14:52

Only if you are of a certain age ('the jeeeeeeeeh-billlllll')

ForalltheSaints Tue 14-Nov-17 18:20:23

Kevin seems a name more of those born in the 60s, and immortalised by The Undertones in 'My Perfect Cousin". Except for Kevin Pietersen, which would be a reason in itself never to call a child Kevin today.

SignoraStronza Tue 14-Nov-17 18:21:52

Kevin was all the rage as a baby make when I lived in Italy about 10 years ago. I nearly choked on my cappuccino trying to stifle a laugh when my friend announced, in all seriousness, that they were considering it for their unborn. Thankfully he was spared. Lots of baby Kevins and Barbaras!

Fekko Tue 14-Nov-17 18:22:06

I know one in his 20s.

RavenWings Tue 14-Nov-17 18:23:08

It'll come back in style. If Agnes, Enid, Betty, Bertie, Maud, Sidney etc can be used now, Kevin will be fine - they are so much worse. It's just not removed enough from the current generation to seem odd.

There's nothing wrong with Kevin imo, it's not a very attractive sound - but then there's much, much worse out there imo.

displacementofwater Tue 14-Nov-17 18:23:53

It's a name of it's time....... and should probably remain that way.

RavenWings Tue 14-Nov-17 18:23:54

*it's just not removed enough from the current gen naming children to seem COOL - clearly my mind wandered off there!

closetmonster Tue 14-Nov-17 18:27:25

Not a fan... an older name that makes me think of old men

Justgivemesomepeace Tue 14-Nov-17 18:28:02

There is a Keith in my dds year (shes 15). His dad's a Keith as is his grandad. It's the same kind of name. Quite a popular chap by all accounts.

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