Óran

(47 Posts)
Tollygunge Fri 10-Jun-16 22:26:38

For a boy. What do you think?

sonlypuppyfat Fri 10-Jun-16 22:29:02

I've never seen it before how do you pronounce it

BennyTheBall Fri 10-Jun-16 22:30:28

I know an Oran (and a Toren)

Meh - it's OK.

MumOnACornishFarm Fri 10-Jun-16 22:59:13

I'm not a fan, it sounds like you're trying a little too hard to be different. Sorry! It's also the name of a really creepy goth character in Parks & Recreation and I am incapable of shaking an association between a name and a person/character that I dislike. Stupid, I know.

JazzAnnNonMouse Sat 11-Jun-16 07:41:45

Is it said like ore- ran ? Or oh- ran?
I like the first pronunciation smile

AuntieStella Sat 11-Jun-16 08:00:46

I think of Oran 'Juice' Jones (The Rain)

Now, that reference might mean nothing to you, but there is the potential for exactly the same NN if you're in an Anglophone country.

Belmo Sat 11-Jun-16 09:54:56

I think it's lovely!

DontKillMyVibe Sat 11-Jun-16 14:01:05

I really like it. It was near the top of my list before we found out we are having a girl

DontKillMyVibe Sat 11-Jun-16 14:02:49

.... Torin and Odin were also on the list. Like Oisin too but a friend already has a DS with that name

MyNewBearTotoro Sat 11-Jun-16 14:04:09

I've never heard it before but I really like it.

ummlilia Sat 11-Jun-16 14:05:27

Wouldn't work for me because I think right away of the place Oran in Algeria , but otherwise I have never come across it before and am not sure how to pronounce it. is there stress on the O (given the accent on the letter)?

IoraRua Sat 11-Jun-16 14:07:22

Gorgeous name.

clogher Sat 11-Jun-16 14:12:56

Loved it and wanted it for DS but DH and I differed as to how we pronounced it so was ultimately abandoned

LadyAntonella Sat 11-Jun-16 14:16:08

I like it, but I prefer Oisin! grin

exWifebeginsat40 Sat 11-Jun-16 14:19:45

there's a VERY odd anime called Oren High School Host Club and it makes me think of that. i know this is niche, however!

what sound is the O with an accent?

exWifebeginsat40 Sat 11-Jun-16 14:20:40

*Ouran, even.

AugustRose Sat 11-Jun-16 14:20:49

I've never heard it before but I think it's nice.

MaudGonneMad Sat 11-Jun-16 14:21:00

It's pronounced Oh-run. Lovely name.

Fridaynamechange Sat 11-Jun-16 14:33:05

I've never heard of Oran as a boys name. I live in Scotland and it's a girls name here, it's Gaelic for music

RJnomore1 Sat 11-Jun-16 14:35:18

I know someone with a son called Auryn?

MaudGonneMad Sat 11-Jun-16 14:36:30

Irish for song in Ireland is Amhrán; Óran (or Odhran) was a 6th century saint.

MaudGonneMad Sat 11-Jun-16 14:37:21

^ Those two words have similar overall sounds, but different syllables/vowel sounds are emphasised.

florascotianew Sat 11-Jun-16 15:20:31

St Oran/Odhran is a (male) saint in Scotland, too. He was one of St Columba's followers, born in Ireland. It was said that he was buried alive in the foundations of St Columba's chapel on Iona - if true, an interesting example of a pre-Christian custom continued by Christian misionaries.

There were 15 baby boys named Oran in Scotland in 2015, and 4 named Odhran, and 3 girls named Oran [[http://www.nrscotland.gov.uk/statistics-and-data/statistics/statistics-by-theme/vital-events/names/babies-first-names/full-lists-of-babies-first-names-2010-to-2014]

MrsSpecter Sat 11-Jun-16 15:24:23

I have an Ódhran so i am biased. Pr. Awwrin or ohrin

DramaAlpaca Sat 11-Jun-16 17:25:37

I like it.

It's a fairly uncommon Irish boys' name that's easy to spell & pronounce. I'm surprised it's not used more, actually.

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