Does Younas make you think of anus?

(21 Posts)
Machine123 Sat 30-Apr-16 20:08:23

My husband is vetoing Younas (Arabic boy's name) because he says it sounds like anus and will cause teasing at school. What do you think?

MarthaCliffYouCunt Sat 30-Apr-16 20:10:56

How is it pronounced?

To me it sounds very different from anus.

Yoo-nas

Ay-nis.

GissASquizz Sat 30-Apr-16 20:11:41

It makes me think of Eunice.

Gungdjur Sat 30-Apr-16 20:12:22

Not at all, makes me think of the Scandinavian Jonas (yoo-nas)

PresidentCJCregg Sat 30-Apr-16 20:13:14

Makes me think of Eunice too. Def not anus!

ThroughThickAndThin01 Sat 30-Apr-16 20:13:29

I think of Younis Khan (cricketer)!

HirplesWithHaggis Sat 30-Apr-16 20:19:06

I think it's better than Anas (Sarwar, Scottish politician) and it hasn't held him back.

thenappyslayer Sat 30-Apr-16 20:32:14

Machine123 I really liked that and Yohannes for a boy but we had DD x

thenappyslayer Sat 30-Apr-16 20:33:16

And it doesn't sound like anus grin - but since you think that don't pick it.

LadyAntonella Sat 30-Apr-16 20:51:28

No it doesn't smile.

daisywhoopsie Sat 30-Apr-16 20:53:28

It didn't before. Now it will!

Orchidflower1 Sat 30-Apr-16 20:54:19

Only because you've pointed it out- would you be truly happy with it though now it's made you think? Xx

VaVaVooom Sat 30-Apr-16 22:09:04

Hmmm, yes it does a bit imo....

julfin Sat 30-Apr-16 22:43:04

It wouldn't have occurred to me, but now that you mention it, it's sort of half eunuch and half anus.

Jonas would be safer. Nice name.

squoosh Sat 30-Apr-16 23:00:38

I thought of Eunice too.

Eunice isn't the hippest of names.

Machine123 Sat 30-Apr-16 23:49:28

Thank you for your comments. I would pronounce it like the Scandinavian Jonas but I don't want to spell it with a j because it will get pronounced like the Jonas brothers. I think it's quite a sweet name for a boy and doesn't at all make me think of anus. Dh named ds1 and promised I get to name dc2. Does this spelling make it any better 'Yonas'?

Out2pasture Sun 01-May-16 00:00:01

I do prefer Yonas, for me definitely better than Younas (which would lead me to pronounce the ou like it is pronounced in noun)
Colon is a name that always reminds me of well someone's colon...

Hoolit Sun 01-May-16 00:12:01

Dd11 went to primary school with a younas, was never an issue. It was pronounced You nus.

LadyAntonella Sun 01-May-16 09:39:42

Yonas is lovely. smile.

1horatio Sun 01-May-16 19:19:56

I prefer Yonas. But no, Younas doesn't make me think of anus.

RainbowCupcake Sun 01-May-16 21:03:40

I worked with a lovely guy named Younis - I never once thought his name sounded like anus.

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