What do you think when you hear the name Dylan? Is it chavvy? Honesty needed!

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  1. flubdub

    flubdub Well-Known Member

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    PLEASE BE HONEST!
    I am sorry to say, my lo is a week old today and we cannot agree on a name at all for him :(
    We are registering him on friday so are going to have to pick something. I want to call him Jack, but we already have a Jake and it is too similar. OH likes Maddox, which I kind of like too, but worry it is a bit too different.
    The only other name is Dylan (he would be Dylan Jack) but a few people have mentioned it being chavvy? (Dylan Thomas, the welsh poet, wasnt a chav as far as I know!)
    What do you think?
    I am so upset about this right now :(
     
  2. FloridaGirl21

    FloridaGirl21 Mommy to twin boys

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    I like Dylan a lot.. I knew a Dylan & Logan (the were twins) & they were the cutest little boys. Dylan is super cute!
     
  3. CedarWood

    CedarWood Well-Known Member

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    I am not English so cannot give a cultural perspective on the name. I like Dylan but Really love it as Dillon:)
     
  4. FloridaGirl21

    FloridaGirl21 Mommy to twin boys

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    Same as me, from the US so I can't give a cultural perspective, but I really do like it :)
     
  5. teddiebear_hu

    teddiebear_hu Well-Known Member

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    I like the name Dylan...but I also love Maddox. Lots of help I am. :shrug:

    How about...

    Dylan Maddox or Maddox Dylan. I think Dylan Maddox flows best.
     
  6. fairy_gem

    fairy_gem Well-Known Member

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    In my opinion Dylan is not chavvy one bit.

    It's a lovely name!...Dylan Jack is beautiful!.

    x
     
  7. jensonsmummy

    jensonsmummy Well-Known Member

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    dont think its chavvy at all. Only Dylan i know comes from a posh family lol. It is actually on my list if i have a boy next time again ;)
     
  8. RubyRainbows

    RubyRainbows TTC Baby#2 Since Oct/2009

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    I love the name Dylan! Not sure if it's "chavvy" in the UK... since i live in the US... but it's not a negatively associated name here at all! Dylan Jack <--- Quite cute! And if he doesn't like it he can always go by "DJ"!

    Although, i also think Maddox is really cool!!!!!

    But i do think Jake & Jack would be too similar!

    Congrats on your baby boy!!!!!!
     
  9. kiwimama

    kiwimama Soon to be family of 4!

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    I don't live in the UK where "chavvy" is well known but don't think there are any negative connotations with Dylan here. Maddox is lovely as well!
     
  10. SammieGrace

    SammieGrace Well-Known Member

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    I really like it, but as the others said, I am from the US, so.....
    Can I just ask the dumb question here....
    What does chavvy mean anyway?????:blush::shrug:
     
  11. flubdub

    flubdub Well-Known Member

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    Kind of hard to explain.
    From; https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chav

    "Chavs" are said to be aggressive teenagers, of white working class background, who repeatedly engage in anti-social behaviour such as street drinking, drug abuse and rowdiness, or other forms of juvenile delinquency.
    Burberry is a clothing company whose products became associated with the "chav" stereotype. Burberry's appeal to "chav" fashion sense is a sociological example of prole drift, where an up-market product begins to be consumed en masse by a lower socio-economic group."

    https://i61.photobucket.com/albums/h79/rebeccagornall/images.jpg https://i61.photobucket.com/albums/h79/rebeccagornall/220px-Chav_svg.png
     
  12. LaraJJ

    LaraJJ Mummy to Tessa & bump!

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    I don't think Dylan is chavvy at all hun, honestly. Dylan Jack is lovely, and also Dylan Maddox goes well too.

    When you look at your LO does Dylan seem to suit him? I think kids grow into their names anyway, so I wouldn't worry too much :)
     
  13. LunaRose

    LunaRose Mum of a Boy & Girl

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    I don't think Dylan is chavvy at all! It's a lovely name! Dylan Jack is gorgeous! Hope you come to a decision soon! :flower: xx
     
  14. happybeany

    happybeany Well-Known Member

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    I love that name! I wanted to call my LO Dylan but hubby won't let me as we had a pomeranian dog called Dylan before :) xxx
     
  15. Bub

    Bub Well-Known Member

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    I'll be totally honest and do know of a chavvy dylan, but its not enough to put me off, I don't think it's too popular either, not like some x
     
  16. Greeneyes92

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    I like in the UK and Dylan is not chavvy at all!!
     
  17. ready2bamum

    ready2bamum Well-Known Member

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    I really like Dylon, and Dylon jack is lovely.....i had Dylon as one of my possibles but the other half worries that he would be called dildo at school....lol....you gota consider all possibilities...lol...xxx
     
  18. odd_socks

    odd_socks Long Term WTT

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    is a lovely name although maddox is on my list too
     
  19. Zarababy1

    Zarababy1 4 boys. TTC #5

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    Yes, in all honesty when i think of the name Dylan i think of a girl i know who is the biggest chav iv ever met and her little boy who is king chav in the making is called Dylan! :lol: but its just a name, your child wont be a chav just because of a name!
     

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