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Has Kevin surpassed naffness to enter a new era of acceptability?

(142 Posts)
MrsSeanBean Mon 23-Feb-09 18:57:11

I would not use the name personally, but it seems to me that a whole new raft of names have come to the fore these days, making names such as Kevin (Gary, Barry, Lee etc) seem almost quasi-respectable.

What do you think? Maybe it still needs a few more years yet.

Lulubee Mon 23-Feb-09 18:59:35

I think maybe another 50 years should do it, by which time anyone who remembers Kevin the Teenager will either be dead or senile.

charlieandlola Mon 23-Feb-09 19:00:12


Littlefish Mon 23-Feb-09 19:00:50

Not until hell freezes over.


Dior Mon 23-Feb-09 19:01:23

NO, absolutely NOT.

TigerFeet Mon 23-Feb-09 19:03:21


I am married to a Kevin

I can't see it coming back tbh grin

Tidey Mon 23-Feb-09 19:03:32

Or indeed Kevin the gerbil from Roland Rat, Lulubee grin

TsarChasm Mon 23-Feb-09 19:03:46

It's funny though because some of those retro revived names from 60 years ago that everyone seems to be using in a post modern ironic sort of way seem to suggest that Kevin will indeed rise again wink

MrsSeanBean Mon 23-Feb-09 19:04:54

Yes Tsar, when you have names such as Phyllis making an alleged comeback, it does make you wonder!

ContainsMildPeril Mon 23-Feb-09 19:06:42

Susan, Janet & Linda - they'll be back too!

Hassled Mon 23-Feb-09 19:07:02

I've always secretly liked the name Kevin blush but have managed to resist the temptation to use it. Have known some lovely Kevins - and it has a nice Irish/Gaelic ring to me.

kneedeepinthedirtylaundry Mon 23-Feb-09 19:07:17

Names like Iris and Olive, Alfie and Harold seem to have make a come back, but Doris hasn't.

As for Kevin - NO NO NO NO NO

TsarChasm Mon 23-Feb-09 19:09:41

I didn't realise Harold was back in action...oh.

kneedeepinthedirtylaundry Mon 23-Feb-09 19:14:50

Have met two recently, both under 5.

ScorpiowithabigS Mon 23-Feb-09 19:15:47

I am married to a Kevin too - and we both hate it!

NO to Kevin's grin

DH keeps saying he is going to change his name to Mason.

RealityIsMyOnlyDelusion Mon 23-Feb-09 19:23:12

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pointydog Mon 23-Feb-09 19:24:24

I like Kevin. It's a good sound.

SoupDragon Mon 23-Feb-09 19:26:32


AliceTheCamel Mon 23-Feb-09 19:27:24

Kevin will rise again, but not quite yet.

(CMP - I think Susan is due for a big revival.)

lollipopz Mon 23-Feb-09 19:50:37

In the same league as Colin i think! They probably will make a come back but hopefully after my dcs give me grandlkids

shirleybradshaw Mon 23-Feb-09 20:48:15

I think Kevin is fine if you're Irish or American. But just think of it said with a Brummie/Geordie/Scouse/Essex etc...
Enough said?

shirleybradshaw Mon 23-Feb-09 20:48:45


mrswoolf Tue 24-Feb-09 01:09:09

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

kitty78 Tue 24-Feb-09 22:07:43

I once had a boyfriend who was named Kevin because apparently it means "Handsome". He was not, nor is the name. Don't do it!!!

RachieB Wed 25-Feb-09 23:44:35

in a word NO

ditto Nigel or Colin lol

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