(Closed) Does anyone actually like the "aiden" names?

posted 6 years ago in Babies
Post # 47
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

I like Aidan, it’s a nice Irish name. Personally, I HATE Ayden/Kayden/Hayden/Brayden etc. Every single time I hear these names I think ‘bogan city’. Also, I’ve taught three Haydens and they were all little brats. Being a teacher really ruins names for you because you can’t help associating them with students (for example, I used to like the name Jacinta but now I just think of a really awful, bitchy former student).

Post # 48
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

@ShellVee:  I have the same problem! Fiance and I have three names picked out and I just hope that I don’t teach any brats with those names in between now and when we have kids.

Post # 49
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2013 - A court...

I only like Aiden then again I could be biased since that was the name of my favorite band in ninth grade :p

Post # 50
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

My brother is a 24 year old Aidan, so I love it. I do find it strange how popular it has become, since no one could seem to get a handle on it when he was a kid. He is very fiery, so this traditional Gaelic name suits him well. Although I think it’s in a totally different category from names that rhyme with it. I wouldn’t have guessed in a million years that my brother’s name would become trendy. 

Post # 51
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

@Sunshine09:  I think that they’re all lovely names and while they may not be perfect for me or you, someone obviously loves the “Aiden”-esq names and if they want to name their child that, then great. 🙂 

A child’s name is a very important decision, and although you or I may not necessarily like the current trends with names (there’s ALWAYS name trends), that doesn’t mean that someone else won’t.  

Post # 52
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

@canarydiamond: more than “how not serious” the name is, what your comment shows is your lack of imagination!

Post # 53
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL

@Sunshine09:  I loved Aiden from Sex and the City, until the name and similar sounding names became way too popular. It will probably take 5-10 years for the name to lose popularity.

Post # 54
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

@Sunshine09:  Not to be a hipster, but I loved Aiden BEFORE it was cool and was totally turned off to the idea after it became super popular. I ate Cayden, Jayden, Brayden etc. 

I like Aiden because I like gaelic names (though I’m not one of those Americans who claims to be Irish or Scottish because my grandparents were) and it was one of my top names for a boy. It’s sad because I had twins and it went so well with my top girl pick, which was Aoife (pronounced Eefa). Of course I ended up picking something completely different. 

Post # 55
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2013

@bebero:  Mmmmk. I actually have a wild imagination – ask anyone who actually knows me. I just happen not to like this name and I prefer classical names. I don’t think giving your kid the latest trendy name necessarily shows much imagination either. I’m guessing you have a kid named Aiden/Braden/Cayden/Jaden?

Post # 56
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

@canarydiamond:  lol, you’re guessing wrong. i don’t even like the name or know anybody with any of those naes. i just think it is a very silly argument. are all judges, presidents and “serious” people named John, George, Alexander, Charles?

 

Post # 57
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

@Carlasgettingmarried:  I had an Aoife in one of my classes. It’s a beautiful name and really suited her, although I think it gave her the shits having to constantly spell it or have her name written as ‘Eeefa’ or something similar.

Post # 58
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Worker bee

I actually like the names but they have become so overused that they don’t really appeal to me anymore.

Post # 59
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

@littlebeanpole:  I think that Aoife is a beautiful spelling but it would be a huge pain in the ass if you had to constantly spell/pronounce it for people. Especially since people would assume it’s spelled like it’s pronounced and then you’d have to correct them and it would be complicated and ugh. I’m starting to remember why I didn’t choose it lol. It is a beautiful name and I love it, though. I might see if I can talk FH into using it for a middle name if we ever have another girl. 

Post # 60
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2013

@bebero:  No I guess not lol.. I guess I have yet to see one maybe?

Post # 61
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

@Carlasgettingmarried:  Fiance and I are having the same discussion about the name Ciaran. He is half Irish and we’ll have a very Irish surname, so it will sound great. However, our future kid will be spelling it forever. There is the Anglicised version (Kieran) but Fiance hates it.

Honestly, you would think with the number of people in both the US and Australia with Irish ancestry, people wouldn’t have such difficulty with Irish names…but my FI’s name is Sean and he always gets Shaun/Shawn or, on one occasion, ‘Seen’.

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