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Morgan? Is this chavvy?

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dollyvarden Fri 05-Sep-08 23:21:06

Always liked this name - in my mind I think of Morgan Le Fay & I've always thought of it as a bit ethereal. Just noticed though that Bianca on Eastenders has a daughter called this. I had it in mind for my next DD due Jan but this is making me reconsider. Don't usually watch EE -was at my mum's- & have only ever met one Morgan before. Has it become chav?

brimfull Fri 05-Sep-08 23:22:13

my friends son is called Morgan

Twims Fri 05-Sep-08 23:23:39

Eastenders use it as a boys name which I think is better than a female version - but yes has chavvy connotations for me

BreeVanderCampLGJ Fri 05-Sep-08 23:24:59


Aimsmum Fri 05-Sep-08 23:26:11

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WendyWeber Fri 05-Sep-08 23:26:15

I know a few male Morgans & they have all been naughty little boys, like all the (male) Jordans I know wink

Califrau Fri 05-Sep-08 23:28:17

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Brightfield Fri 05-Sep-08 23:28:46

I think it's fine. It's a real name with plenty of history. It depends on the wearer as to whether or not it is 'chavvy'.

3andnomore Sat 06-Sep-08 10:25:25

I love the name Morgan...but prefer it for a boy....
for a girl Morgaine would be nicer, imo

MaloryDontDiveItsShallow Sat 06-Sep-08 10:26:42

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NorbertDentressangle Sat 06-Sep-08 10:31:45

WendyWeber -funny you should say that about naughty boys because when I take DD to swimming lessons the only name you hear being shouted by the swimming teachers (in a pool of approx. 40 children and 8 teachers) is Morgan "Morgan stop messing about! Morgan leave x alone! Morgan I said wait! Morgan don't hit her!"

Similarly theres a naughty one at DS's nursery.

(Disclaimer -obviously I'm not tarring all Morgans with the same brush, but my instant thoughts were the same as Wendys)

spicemonster Sat 06-Sep-08 10:34:48

It's a welsh boy's name (not nec a surname - it was my grandad's middle name).

I wouldn't use it for a girl and unless you have Welsh roots, probably not for a boy.

And I really, really object to the use of the word chavvy but that's by the by

AllieBongo Sat 06-Sep-08 10:36:49

as much as i hate to say this, i find it a tad chav..

treacletart Sat 06-Sep-08 10:37:35

I think its lovely, but yes, alas, chavtastic - sorry

watsthestory Sat 06-Sep-08 10:38:58

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savoycabbage Sat 06-Sep-08 10:39:15

I think it is too.

twentypence Sat 06-Sep-08 10:40:50

Okay for a boy, Morgaine sounds like a painkiller for migraine.

RnB Sat 06-Sep-08 10:46:18

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dollyvarden Sat 06-Sep-08 11:08:48

Hadn't really thought of it as boy's name - (only male have heard of is Morgan Freeman). Morgan Le Fay (Fey) was King Arthur's sister , Morgan of the faeries. I live in Scotland & it is very uncommon which is why I wondered about the 'chav' thing. Guess there's lots of naughty little male Morgans running around down south. Anyway you've put me off. Back to the drawing board. hmm

jvs Sat 06-Sep-08 11:11:26

I like it for boys or girls....... like someone else said the name is in the wearer!

chandellina Sat 06-Sep-08 11:19:05

i like it for a girl or boy. don't think it's too strongly associated with either gender.

bamboostalks Sat 06-Sep-08 11:21:59


jvs Sat 06-Sep-08 11:22:36

What about Brogan.My friend has a dd called Brogan...... sounds similar to Morgan (ish)?

AbbeyA Sat 06-Sep-08 15:19:35

I don't like surnames as first names.They are better for boys, not at all pretty for a girl.

Blandmum Sat 06-Sep-08 15:27:55

brogan sounds like shoes

what is this fixation with surnames for first names?

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