WDYT of Keats or Keane?

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Registered: 01-04-2008
WDYT of Keats or Keane?
Fri, 02-04-2011 - 1:45pm

I am looking for opinions on the names Keane or Keats for boy.

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Registered: 04-07-2010
Fri, 02-04-2011 - 1:52pm

I love Keane. Reminds me of an obscure musician I used to love, only had a few hits awhile ago.

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Registered: 10-23-2004
Fri, 02-04-2011 - 2:07pm
I like both but actually prefer Keats because Keane is too close in sound to Keagan and Kian which I know a few of.
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Registered: 11-25-2002
Fri, 02-04-2011 - 4:48pm

My opinion of these two is VASTLY different from one another.

First, Keats. Love it. John Keats is big in the late 19th century romantic poetry genre, maing Keats a literary name and one with dignified throwback style. 10 points!

Keane? Not so much. It reminds me of all the other trendy K names that are slightly passe at this point.

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Registered: 03-26-2003
Fri, 02-04-2011 - 9:42pm

I love Keane.

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Registered: 12-16-2004
Sat, 02-05-2011 - 6:52am

I do like Keane, how ever I dont know how you pronounce in the USA, in the UK

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Registered: 11-04-2009
Sat, 02-05-2011 - 5:18pm
Of those two choices, i like keane much better. Keats seems more nn style, IMO.

It makes me think of the name Keaton, which is ONE of the many K names i do like a lot. I even wanted to use it for my last pg.

~April, Mom to son Jory, 23 and boy/girl twins, Alex and Haley, 11