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Since the name Dean saw its height of popularity in the 60s, it can feel a bit Dad-esque. Does it feel too Dad-esque to you? Could you see it on a little boy as well as an adult?
I like Dean a lot. I don't think of it as any particular age, but I definitely do not think of it as Dad-esque.
groovygirl858:I like Dean a lot. I don't think of it as any particular age, but I definitely do not think of it as Dad-esque.
BrittRN:It doesn't seem like a dad name to me. I actually picture a cool, leather jacket wearing 20 something for some reason.
BrittRN+:It doesn't seem like a dad name to me. I actually picture a cool, leather jacket wearing 20 something for some reason.
James Dean. :)
OP, I think Dean is fine.
I know a 20- something named Dean and he's a cool, quiete but funny guy who drives a vintage car of some sort...
I personally love the name :)
mrsmaverick:I always think James Dean or Rory's boyfriend on Gilmore Girls. I like the name, don't know any IRL.
This! All I picture is a tall skinny kid who gets offended easily haha. Good name though.
DD born 10/10/07 * DS born 11/25/11
Dean was our boy name until we found out we're having a girl. I love the name, I pictured dressing him in cute little denim jeans & white t-shirts [like James Dean] but alas little Eloise is due in 4 weeks!
GL. I love the name. We were going to use Dean Ambrose.
mj.reilly:Not really. ...but it sounds fitted for an adult, which he will be for most of his life. IMO "Dad-esque" is a good thing. I would much rather have a name that sounds too adult for a baby, than one that actually sounds juvenile. Every Edith, Arthur, Pearl, and Philip was a baby once. It is not like they all of a sudden got new names when they hit old age. Dean is a good, solid name.
capulet:It kind of does to me, although that's not necessarily a bad thing (mature names on babies are better than babyish names on adults for sure). I think it's because a lot of DH's family and our friends are academics, and we know people who are university/college deans. So it sounds more like a title than a name to me, and I always wonder what it would be like for someone named Dean to become a dean.
Heh. The dean at my college was a gentleman named Dean Bootman.
Most Deans I know are firmly in the age category as my father (who was born in the late 40s). As names go in cycles, it is just interesting how names that our mothers have are not on trend but names our grandmother's have are. However, for men, this doesn't seem to be as big of an issue.