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has ethan become too popular?

(13 Posts)
nct73 Thu 28-May-09 09:57:28

had ethan down as boys name of choice when preg with DC1 who turned out to be a girl. 2.5 years later we are expecting a boy and still like ethan but seem to be quite a few around. has it had a surge? is it becoming too popular? not aspiring to be unique or unusual but would rather not be 5 others in his class at school.

LessThenIdeal Thu 28-May-09 11:17:20

There's three Ethans in my DS class at nursery.

jellybeans Thu 28-May-09 11:31:19

Theres only 2 at our school of 200. Not that common IMO.

jellybeans Thu 28-May-09 11:31:33

ps I like it

nct73 Thu 28-May-09 11:44:07

Someone at toddler group has just used it. I am sure I told her that was what we were going for. Not someone I see outside of toddler group and wont be same school but does make me jittery. Am 39wks and DP is starting to panic that not completely fixed name.

pavlovthecat Thu 28-May-09 11:45:40

my friend is calling hers Ethan if a boy, and I know one other who is 6 now.

Pingpong Thu 28-May-09 13:24:51

I like Ethan. I think it's popularity is on the increase but not alarmingly so. I only sort of know one Ethan.
Use it smile

nct73 Tue 02-Jun-09 20:24:27

OMG I have have just completed the quiz "What will your Son's name be?" on Facebook with the result Ethan.
"Ethan is a unique name. He will be a happy little soul with lots of love to give. He will grow up to be very smart and his smile will light up the room!."

Freaky or what!?

Innat Wed 03-Jun-09 15:25:53

It's currently no 15 in the uk in 2007 see top 100 boys names i know 2 ethan's born in the last 1-2 years.

Innat Wed 03-Jun-09 15:27:07

But if you love the name, does it really matter if there is another ethan in his class at school?

barnsleybelle Wed 03-Jun-09 15:37:47

No Ethan's round my parts.

Jojay Wed 03-Jun-09 15:38:51

I know of 3.

JodieO Wed 03-Jun-09 16:00:07

My ds2 is called Ethan, it wasn't that popular when I chose it, typical that there are now a few younger ones in the area.

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