Liam

(29 Posts)
Diddle82 Wed 10-Jul-13 09:33:49

What do people think about liam? Is this popular at the moment? DH thinks its a bit chavy - is he right?

rocketeer Wed 10-Jul-13 09:36:23

I have a Liam and I don't think it's 'chavvy'. I read on here once that it is a naughty boys name - nothing could be further from the truth with mine!

rocketeer Wed 10-Jul-13 09:37:06

Oh, and we rarely come across another Liam. My other boys have more unusual names and we seem to meet more of them!

Diddle82 Wed 10-Jul-13 12:40:09

Thats good to hear, its not a name we have really come across but not sure if its because we havent been listening out for it. I am liking it more and more...

valiumredhead Wed 10-Jul-13 13:12:36

I'm not over keen, partly because there were loads around when ds was born 12 years ago.

playftseforme Wed 10-Jul-13 13:16:29

I think it is a lovely name, quite unusual now

emacp Wed 10-Jul-13 13:18:38

It is short for William not a name in itself I think

Blanketsandpillows Wed 10-Jul-13 14:26:20

It's a gorgeous name I think. It is the Irish version of William and therefore is a name in itself rather than just being a shortened version of William

C0smos Wed 10-Jul-13 20:00:23

I have one and I think it's a great name, not too common and quite contemporary. It's not unique I have seen a handful of others in his school.

BustleInYourHedgerow Wed 10-Jul-13 20:04:13

I like it, a normal, run of the mill name here in Ireland, not overly common though eithersmile And not short for William, is a name in itself.

badtime Wed 10-Jul-13 20:09:19

Of course it's a name in itself. hmm

Both William and Liam derive from the Norman/French Guillaume (rather than Liam from William), so Liam has every bit as much of a pedigree as the English version.

My 19yo brother is Liam, the only one I personally know.
I love it

mulan84 Wed 10-Jul-13 20:46:52

I love it, but I'm biased as I have a Liam. I know 3 others of different ages. Can be used a short form of William but is definitely a name in it's own right as others have said. My OH wasn't sure about it at first but I can't imagine our LO being called anything else.

AllegraLilac Thu 11-Jul-13 01:50:44

I know quite a few in their 20s, but my kids went to a Catholic school full of Irish immigrant families.

I like the name very much. Liam from 90210 is fit.

Onesleeptillwembley Thu 11-Jul-13 02:05:44

It was (in England) a lovely old Irish name, that unfortunately had been taken over by the Jeremy Kyle brigade. It's a name that makes me doubly wince; 1, it's a 'common' name in a lot of quarters, and 2; it was lovely and used by respectable people.

JeanPaget Thu 11-Jul-13 02:28:39

I really like it, I only know of one Liam at my DC's school (in Scotland).

Although I like the name myself I do think some regarded as a slightly 'chavvy' name. I think it would help if you had some Irish link...

Diddle82 Thu 11-Jul-13 13:04:39

Interesting comments, definately like the irish connection...

nocheeseplease Thu 11-Jul-13 13:07:34

I really like it. If dd1 was a boy she was going to be Liam, we ended up calling her Leah.

Shrugged Fri 12-Jul-13 18:17:59

Pretty much the Irish equivalent of Thomas or Edward. Plain, strong, often used.

JumpingJackSprat Fri 12-Jul-13 18:26:00

"was used by respectable people"? Wtf i hope i read that wrong!!! The liam i know is lovely, not a "naughty boy" and his parents arent chavs!! Good solid name, i dont know any others.

derbyshire Fri 12-Jul-13 20:34:53

I've got a half-Irish/half-English Liam. He's actually William on his birth cert but always called Liam thereby pleasing both sides of the family!

I don't consider it "chavvy" - v respectable old name in Ireland. (Plenty of priests called Father Liam!)

ChristineDaae Sat 13-Jul-13 22:02:36

I know 3 Liam's, one is my bro 20, a friends son 3, the other is about 27. Of course to a name in its own right. And it's not chavvy at all in my eyes.

mamalovesmojitos Sat 13-Jul-13 23:27:12

I love it.

DramaAlpaca Sat 13-Jul-13 23:51:05

I also have a half-Irish/half-English Liam.

I love the name. He's 19 now so got his name before it became really popular in England. It annoys me when I hear it described as a chavvy name. To me it is a classic name that DH & I chose to reflect our son's Irish heritage, and he has a classically English middle name.

Liam is the modern version of the old Irish name Uilliam, which is the Irish form of William, which as others have said derives from the Norman French name Guillaume.

MrsTomHardy Sun 14-Jul-13 00:09:38

My eldest is Liam...he's 16 now and I love his name......although I do often call him Lee....but I like that name too grin

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