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MILAN is the 7th most popular boys name [shock]

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DisplacementActivity Mon 01-Sep-08 09:38:59

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squeaver Mon 01-Sep-08 09:40:38

Does it mean something different over there?

Anna8888 Mon 01-Sep-08 09:40:51

What is wrong with Milan exactly?

DisplacementActivity Mon 01-Sep-08 09:46:36

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Anna8888 Mon 01-Sep-08 09:51:09

Yes, it's a very traditional name in its own right - you are quite wrong to think that people are being inspired by the city smile.

DisplacementActivity Mon 01-Sep-08 09:56:48

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filthymindedvixen Mon 01-Sep-08 09:59:59

well I suppose it's easier in a european sense (rathe than a dutch sense) for other people to pronounce and spell than say,

Thijmen
Faas
Aad
Jaap
Matthijs

etc


I can see people with British relatives thinking 'The MIL is going to bust my ass if I call him Gijs , so maybe I'll just call him Milan....''

DisplacementActivity Mon 01-Sep-08 10:02:45

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zippitippitoes Mon 01-Sep-08 10:08:27

interesting that tim is number two

DisplacementActivity Mon 01-Sep-08 10:13:06

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sleepycat Mon 01-Sep-08 10:19:49

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DisplacementActivity Mon 01-Sep-08 10:21:49

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mrsruffallo Mon 01-Sep-08 10:29:06

So what? Just another excuse for MN snobbery?
Why do you care whther they named after the city or whether the parents have any connection with it?
I think names are much more interesting now than they used to be.
This sneering is so unbecoming

DisplacementActivity Mon 01-Sep-08 10:31:35

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mrsruffallo Mon 01-Sep-08 10:33:55

You don't have to like anything but you don't have to sneer

DisplacementActivity Mon 01-Sep-08 10:36:58

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LadySanders Mon 01-Sep-08 10:37:28

my ds2 was nearly called milan. we happen to have czech family and ds1 has a czech name too. but chose the names cos we like them, just like everyone else does

Anna8888 Mon 01-Sep-08 10:43:29

I just don't see that Milan is anything but a traditional sort of name. I have known several Milans (I think they were all Czech) in my life and it has never struck me as remotely off the radar screen.

hatrick Mon 01-Sep-08 11:06:00

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Boulders Mon 01-Sep-08 11:23:08

Milan is also a popular name amoungst south asians, it's a traditional name in it's own right. This is only a problem for the narrow minded mn brigade.

TheNaughtiestGirlIsaMonitor Mon 01-Sep-08 20:16:11

Yes, Tim and Lisa in the #2 and #7 positions more surprising.

TheNaughtiestGirlIsaMonitor Mon 01-Sep-08 20:16:59

Milan sounds pretty to my ear. It sounds like a girl. I'#d probably only have to know one boy called Milan for me to lose that gut feeling though.

3andnomore Mon 01-Sep-08 21:29:06

just checked the site and looked at the meaning...and of what I can see it seems a slavic/yugoslavic name....are there many ex-yugoslavians living in Netherlands?

Tbh, it's not actually a very poffending name or anything...also, surely every country will have different top 20...because every country will have diffrent history with names....

a german name site top 25

different areas different top whatever..

ms name is on rank 19. wohoo....

1dilemma Mon 01-Sep-08 21:35:08

Actually I think historically it is very common in Holland to 'use other countries names' so to speak. French names were in the top list a while ago. (I know a Dutch family where all the daughters have 'French' names, the daughters children are called Caitlin and Robin!!)

3andnomore Mon 01-Sep-08 21:37:29

Germany is similar (probably becasue names like Heinz, Guenther, Gertrude, Gunda....just aren't nice sounding names grin )

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