All The Suggestions You Have

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Registered: 10-23-2004
All The Suggestions You Have
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Thu, 06-24-2010 - 1:43pm

We do have a boy's name picked out and we are going to use a name that ends in 'an'. I'm just wondering if there's something out there I'm missing and possibly love more. So bring it on, please list all the 'an' ending names you can think of. Nothing too trendy or made up (example - Griffan, Aidan, Jordan...). Please keep in mind my boy's names (Ethan, Logan, Corban) so nothing rhymey or anything too close, for example Nathan is way too close to Ethan, Nolan and Roman are too rhymey with Logan, etc. TIA!

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Registered: 11-12-2008
Thu, 06-24-2010 - 3:12pm

Okay, here are some to consider/compare:


Adrian


Breccan


Brennan


Damian


Ewan


Fintan


Gillan


Lachlan


Lucian


Lorcan


Nevan


Quinlan


Rylan


Tiernan


Truman


Most of these are two syllable names, a few are three. You didn't specify a preference, so I went with both.


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Registered: 10-23-2004
Thu, 06-24-2010 - 3:54pm

Adrian - my fil's name so a big fat NO, lol

Breccan - this was our top choice for a long time and dh decided he didn't like it, I still really like it and I love Breck as a nn

Brennan - I find it too close to Brendan, Brandon, Braden, etc.

Damian - sounds foreign to me

Ewan - not a fan but I do like Hughan

Fintan - this was on our list, not sure about it anymore

Gillan - no

Lachlan - sounds feminine to me

Lucian - see Lachlan

Lorcan - this I like but I read it's pronounced the same as Larkin

Nevan - feminine sounding

Quinlan - I like just Quinn not sure about this

Rylan - Logan's mn is Ryley so wouldn't work

Tiernan - I want to like this but something's holding me back

Truman - I like it, dh doesn't

Thank you!

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Registered: 01-21-2005
Thu, 06-24-2010 - 7:43pm

I did not read the other suggestions, so sorry for any repeats!


My favorites with Ethan, Logan and Corban:


Ronan, Julian, Brennan, Duncan, Declan, Sullivan, Lachlan, Tristan, Sebastian


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Registered: 10-23-2004
Thu, 06-24-2010 - 8:21pm

Thanks. Nothing seems to jump out at me, it seems like I've been through all the 'an' names already.

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Registered: 03-26-2003
Thu, 06-24-2010 - 9:46pm
Lorcan is actually pronounced as it's spelled, so it would only come out like Larkin if you had an impossibly fake Irish accent.
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Registered: 03-26-2003
Thu, 06-24-2010 - 9:53pm

I think Sean would be interesting with your boys...it has that ending, but since the syllable count is different, it's less obvious than another two-syllable name would be. Otherwise...

Sebastian
Piran (peer-an)/Perran
Tynan
Alan (which I love and consider underused these days.)
Duncan (which I suppose makes most people think of "donuts," but it makes me think "good but unfortunate king in Macbeth.")

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Registered: 06-25-2010
Fri, 06-25-2010 - 11:45am

Okay, another thought for you. One of my daughters has a friend whose older brother is named Berean pronounced "bur-AY-en". I haven't asked, but I am pretty sure it's after the city Berea in Macedonia where Paul established a church in the Bible. So, it's a historical/place name that is interesting and ends with "an".


p.s. I hope you are feeling well, these days :)

 

sunflower
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Registered: 10-23-2004
Fri, 06-25-2010 - 12:29pm
I wasn't sure if my resource was that accurate. I really do like Lorcan because it's rare but I don't think dh liked it. I will run it by him again. Although, it may be too close to Logan...
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Registered: 10-23-2004
Fri, 06-25-2010 - 12:40pm

I see your point about Sean but that's a name I've never been fond of. I like Dean, dh doesn't.

Sebastian - I prefer Bastian, I might run that one by dh again
Piran (peer-an)/Perran - I like Pieran but I do find it soft next to the other 3, I also like Perran
Tynan - you mentioned this before, is it 'tye-nin'?
Alan (which I love and consider underused these days.) - no
Duncan - yes I think of donuts and I also think it sounds very Irish

I had mentioned Maclean awhile back and you were one of the few that liked it, wdyt?

Thanks.

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Registered: 10-23-2004
Fri, 06-25-2010 - 12:45pm

Berean reminds me of Brayan which I do like and has been on and off our list. We may have to revisit it. Thanks.

I'm not doing too bad these days. Some days I feel so nauseous I just want to go hide in bed. It seems to be a bit better this week so I'm hoping not the whole 1st trimester will be like this. Thanks for asking!

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