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ceri1985 Wed 01-Jun-11 12:25:27

What does everyone think of the name Sian?
I want a name that's pretty and girly that an adult wouldn't feel embarrassed about being called.
DH loves it, but I'm not convinced...

LadyGrace Wed 01-Jun-11 12:56:15

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ThePieSmuggler Wed 01-Jun-11 12:58:33

I'm afraid I'm not overly keen on it. Plus I wonder if some people would pronounce it sigh-anne? (I say this because I know a Sian and she tells me lots of people do mispronounce it)

ceri1985 Wed 01-Jun-11 12:59:15

I like names like Lilian (nn Lily), Charlotte, Lucy and Martha. I think it is the 1-syllable girls name that puts me off, it sounds harsh rather than pretty. I like 1 syllable names for boys, as they sound strong.

LadyGrace Wed 01-Jun-11 14:01:37

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ThePieSmuggler Wed 01-Jun-11 14:16:10

I love the name Martha!

roguepixie Wed 01-Jun-11 14:25:06

The only Sian I have known spent most of her time explaining that "No, her name wasn't pronounced see-ann". If you are not convinced then maybe you need to think again.

Love Martha, Isabella (Issy), Lily and Milly, btw

swash Wed 01-Jun-11 15:46:59

Sian is lovely. But like you I rejected one-syllable names for my dds. I wanted pretty names with good nns.

LemoryMane Wed 01-Jun-11 15:47:35

It's a very pretty name and not too common in this generation I like.

ShirleyKnot Wed 01-Jun-11 15:51:32

Sian is brilliant you bunch of PROLES

usualsuspect Wed 01-Jun-11 15:52:26

Its a bit chavvy


ShirleyKnot Wed 01-Jun-11 15:59:07


usualsuspect Wed 01-Jun-11 16:00:34

Joke blush

ShowOfHands Wed 01-Jun-11 16:03:06

usualsuspect is the last person to call a name chavvy. grin

I knew two Sians at school. One pronounced the way in which Thor intended, the other Sigh-Ann. I used to say it with a silent tut.

ShirleyKnot Wed 01-Jun-11 16:07:52

<narrows eyes>

Sigh-Ann? Dear Lord NO.

usualsuspect Wed 01-Jun-11 16:09:23

Its a lovely name

ShowOfHands Wed 01-Jun-11 16:11:08

I remember meeting Sigh<tut>Ann at the tender age of 11. She said 'I'm Sigh<tut>Ann'. I merely asked 'why?'

There is no answer btw. There's no good reason for this sort of thing.

ShirleyKnot Wed 01-Jun-11 16:12:58

I knew 2 Ciera's. One "Keer-Rah" one "See-Ah-Rah"

They hated one another like poison.

LadyGrace Wed 01-Jun-11 17:30:51

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ShoutyHamster Wed 01-Jun-11 19:38:14

A bit dated in Wales. In the 70s, while the Debbies and Claires and Julies were rolling off the production line in England, Wales was busy churning out the Sians.

no1childminder Wed 01-Jun-11 21:07:42

what about Cheyanne (pronounced shy-anne)

iamnotsuperwoman Wed 01-Jun-11 22:10:32

If Sian is too short, how about Siana?

smother Wed 01-Jun-11 22:37:16

Lilian, Lucy and Martha = far far far nicer than Sian.

what about Roisin or Maeve?

ShirleyKnot Thu 02-Jun-11 20:21:00


is not a name. Not being funny, but you might as well call your child Jane-a


purplefeet Thu 02-Jun-11 21:38:35

I like Sian.

The only Sian I know gets fed up of being called Sean or Shan.

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