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

posted 7 years ago in Babies
Post # 77
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

Dear My Parents,

Thank you for giving me a classic and tradtional name. One that is not popular, but is recognizable, and not trendy.

Once again, Thank you!

Signed, 

-Me

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Post # 78
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I completely agree with @MsJ2theZ: , I loved this name when I heard it on SATC (and the character it represented) but since it has now become so popular I won’t be using it. 

I don’t think it’s fair to hate on names though, these names are in fact very popular right now so chances are this post may offend a lot of moms who have named their children these names.  Sure they are popular but that doesn’t make them bad. Almost all names have cycles where they become more popular, people stop using them and try to pick other names to be different, then those become more popular and the cycle continues.

 

I also don’t understand all of the people claiming Aidan only goes with a Scottish last name.  My name originated from Greek but I am in no way Greek nor is my last name.  I doubt many people who meet me even realize the name originated from Greek.  Why the double standard?

 

Post # 79
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Sugar bee

@Carlasgettingmarried:  I think the problem with Gaelic names is that there isn’t really any continuity in pronounciations.

Heh heh heh … there’s plenty of continuity with the pronunciations – in Gaelic. It’s *English* that’s the problem! We’re the ones whose language lacks internal consistency in pronunciation, which causes so many of us to butcher the spelling of names that originate in other languages.

Post # 80
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

I guess I’m in the minority here. I like the “Aiden” names…Ayden/Kayden/Hayden/Brayden, however you spell them. I actually think I like them not because of the “aiden” but because if the “ay/ai” sound. For example, why I like the name Haley, or Kaley. I most likely won’t be naming my children those names though.

 

I think it’s so funny how so many posters “HATE” this and that on the Bee, yet in real life there are so many fans of things that are detested in cyberspace. I think 2 things, somebody’s lying or this is a “I hate this/that bandwagon”

Post # 81
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

@Trixxie_90:  I know someone who name her son this too!!

And get this one…Silver is the name of my sister’s friend’s son lol

Post # 82
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2018

I like them, but I wouldn’t use them because they’re so overused. My favorite *was* Brayden.

Post # 83
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2019 - City, State

I think the -ayden names became over used and associated with the word “trashy” when britney spears named her son Jayden. She’s trashy and it didn’t help that the father was a thug life wanna be. I liked the name Aiden before I knew so many people with kids that had that name. It’s weird, I don’t mind if a name is used a lot if it’s a “classic” name like michael, matthew, James, etc. But the trendy ones tend to annoy me after a while.

With that said, I don’t really care what people name thier kids, as long as they aren’t naming MY kids any of those names I don’t like 😛

Post # 84
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I personally really like the name Aiden but agree it’s become too popular. 

In fact, I have 2 nephews (yes, 2!) with that name.  They are spelt differently (Aiden and Aidan) and live on different continents so i guess it’s ok.  Kinda makes it confusing when talking about them though! 

However, I’m not a fan of all the variences….brayden, cayden etc.

Post # 85
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 1998

I don’t like any of them – they sound feminine to me (along with names like ‘Preston,’ “Peyton,’ etc.).

Post # 86
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

Not sure if this was said before as I only read the first page but Aidan is an old Celtic name, first used in the 7th century. I don’t knOw how that would make it ‘trendy’! It’s been a fairly (but not overly) popular name in Ireland for years. I can’tcomment on the other names. Never seen them used. I would steer  clear of the top 10 names though, so my chold won’t be in class with 4 other Emma’s (for example!). 

Post # 87
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Buzzing Beekeeper

I kind of feel bad that I don’t dislike these names now. Apparently I like trashy, terrible, annoying names. Poor bees who have named their kids any of these choices :-

 

Post # 88
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

@KCKnd2:  Yeah, I get what you’re saying and I concede my point. Maybe the problem is that you can never tell how to pronounce a Gaelic name by looking at it. I mean Sinead and Siobhan and Aoife all sound nothing like they look. I think Gaelic names are so beautiful but but really seems like you’d have to know Scottish or Irish Gaelic to be able to pronounce them just from reading them. 

Post # 89
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

@KCKnd2:  +1. Exactly what I was thinking!!

Post # 90
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

@Carlasgettingmarried:  They’re very popular in Ireland so pronunciation is not a problem here. However, my friend’s name is Niamh and it’s great fun for her when she’s abroad (she lives outside of Ireland). Id definitely recommend a different spelling of the names if living in other countries.

Post # 91
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Busy Beekeeper

I loved Aiden from before it was a ‘thing’ (it’s the “A” in one of my favorite author’s names: A.W. Tozer).  So, yep, I still love it!

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