Corran...would you think it was a boys/girls name. Does it sound like an odd name?

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For a boy? (for any star wars fans...we would not be giving him the middle name of Horn as well).

Thoughts?

Do you know any Corrans?

funnyossity Fri 04-Apr-14 11:22:16

I'd mistake it upon hearing it for Corin - a boys' name.

SpringBreak Fri 04-Apr-14 11:23:22

it sounds like a hardwearing aggregate countertop

Morgause Fri 04-Apr-14 11:26:00

Corin is a boy's name - I'd use that rather than a made up name from a film.

cakeymccakington Fri 04-Apr-14 11:26:32

it sounds like a boys name for me.

reminds me of Giles Coren. and that's not a bad thing

Raxacoricofallapatorius Fri 04-Apr-14 11:27:39

I know a male Corin and a female Corinne. Much more accessible.

CocktailQueen Fri 04-Apr-14 11:28:13

No. Sorry - I don't like made-up names.

Corin is OK. But sounds like Corinne -a girl's name.

UriGeller Fri 04-Apr-14 11:29:34

Corin is great. Corran just looks like a "yoo-neek" spelling.

Iloveonionchutney Fri 04-Apr-14 11:32:18

My dh has corranhorn as his username on games etc! I like it but then I'm used to the name, and I know it as a boys name x

cakeymccakington Fri 04-Apr-14 11:32:22

wel according to google it's a real name of irish origin.

all names were "made up" at some point. really, it's no big deal.

Meow75 Fri 04-Apr-14 11:33:55

I taught a lass called Corran. She left the school where I worked last year. Only time I've encountered the name so it will always be a girl's name to me.

But I'm very sensitive to this. My name is the female version of a name that was a male character in a cult TV programme in the eighties about 4 lads living together as students and this name would get screeched by another character.

No one in the primary school I went to was interested that there is a fashion designer with the same name as me, same spelling, or a famous actress from a very famous film

I just suffered having a "boy's name" and being screeched at by the bastard bullies in my brother's year 2 yrs above. He encouraged them, as he was embarrassed by being associated with me.

Meow75 Fri 04-Apr-14 11:35:20

Oh, and the girl I know was born before GoT cultism.

florascotia Fri 04-Apr-14 11:37:43

Corran is a Scottish Gaelic word. It's a geographic term, such as 'hill'.

It means 'crescent' (as in street name 'Acacia Crescent' ) or 'curved headland'.

There is a well-known ferry - The Corran Ferry - near Fort William in the Highlands. For many people in the west of Scotland, and for the thousands of tourists who visit the area, that would be the first association.

However, if you like the sound, why not use it as a name?

A similar boy's name which is increasingly popular in Scotland is 'Oran'. He was one of St Columba's companions. A story tells how he met his end on the holy island of Iona, off the bigger isle of Mull. (He was possibly a human sacrifice, at the base of Columba's new church!)

There is also, I think, a St Oran in Ireland.

florascotia Fri 04-Apr-14 11:40:12

Corran Ferry photo here - very scenic:
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Corran_Ferry

Thank you for the picture of the Ferry! smile

Corin is of course the other option...

I also worry about the girl/boy thing for names, a friend of mine has a DD called Morgan. I really like that name for a boy, I won't go with that though.

florascotia Fri 04-Apr-14 12:06:13

I rather like Corin for boys. Actor Corin Redgrave was v impressive, too.

Re Morgan, I prefer Morgaine or (French) Morgane or even Morgana for girls and Morgan for boys.

According to this website, the male 'Morgan' and female 'Morgane' names have completely different origins, which is interesting:
www.behindthename.com/name/morgan-2

squoosh Fri 04-Apr-14 13:12:02

'reminds me of Giles Coren. and that's not a bad thing'

Reminds me of Giles Coren. Always a bad thing.

It's not a made-up name, just not well known in England I imagine which is the limit of many posters' world view <apols but I do find this irritating>

I know of a 2yo boy called Corran (not mine!) and it doesn't raise any eyebrows round here in Edinburgh.

Blueberrybaby Fri 04-Apr-14 13:42:26

Prefer Corin, or you might consider Corbin. I would think of it as a boys name.

StampyIsMyBoyfriend Fri 04-Apr-14 13:48:12

I know a little girl called Orin, I like it

Sparkeleigh Fri 04-Apr-14 14:13:13

I wanted to name our DS that, I love the books! But DH and me couldn't agree on how to pronounce it. Mine was the correct way obviously..

17leftfeet Fri 04-Apr-14 14:27:55

meow75

There was a boy at our school was very great full for that sit com as he was always told he had a girls name

My mum had several friends with the name who were all called auntie ...

Very common name in my neck of the woods

HethsC Sat 05-Apr-14 19:08:59

My friend has a 4 year old son called Corran. It's an usual name but I like it.

Anjou Sat 05-Apr-14 19:22:36

I know a 40 year old female Corinne and an almost 3 year old little boy called Corran - both pronounced Corr-un. Corran is the only boy I know with his name. My first thought was the ferry, as others have mentioned up thread. His mum says it's of Irish origin (also mentioned up thread). It doesn't raise any eyebrows here in Scotland.

HolidayCriminal Sat 05-Apr-14 19:40:12

Corran reads like a modern non-gender specific name. I would assume that it was said "co-RAN".
Corin I would suspect was variation on Corinne, so probably female.
I have a girl cousin Corinne (50yo, "co-RIN" or "KUH-rin"). I thought it was a French name.

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