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Dylan or Dillon

(21 Posts)
PotatoWaffle Mon 06-Jun-11 14:07:08

What do you think of the name and which spelling works better in England?

JemimaMop Mon 06-Jun-11 14:08:46

I think if you are going to pronounce it Dill-un it should be spelt Dillon, whereas if you are going to pronounce it Dull-ann it should be spelt Dylan.

PotatoWaffle Mon 06-Jun-11 14:11:05

Will be pronounced DILL-UN definitely. thank you.

FranSanDisco Mon 06-Jun-11 14:12:07

I know of a father who saw the name Dylon and decided he liked it pronounced Die-lon - that's a clothes dye isn't it? Anyway there is a boy out there called Die-lon. I prefer Dillon I think.

popsicle1984 Mon 06-Jun-11 14:12:15

I would expect it to be spelled Dylan and would pronounce both the same.

Which is the most popular spelling? I would just go with that as I speak from personal experience when I say it's irritating to have a name that is always spelled wrong!

FranSanDisco Mon 06-Jun-11 14:13:10

I think I meant Dylan prnounced die-lan - err - nevermind grin.

ThisIsMySobriquet Mon 06-Jun-11 14:18:57


Dillon is chavy.

CherryDrops Mon 06-Jun-11 14:24:49

Dylan, definitely.

hulabula Mon 06-Jun-11 14:47:31

Dillon = everyone pronounces it Dill-on

Dylan = Dullan or Die-lan or Dill-an

hollyw Mon 06-Jun-11 16:43:58

I prefer Dylan. We're in Wales and some people do say 'dull - an' but many say 'dill-an'


lou33 Mon 06-Jun-11 16:48:40

I have a dylan, pronounced dillan

stardustn Mon 06-Jun-11 16:49:50

I didn't even realise there was an alternative spelling or pronunciation- I would assume Dylan pronounced 'dill-an'

fiodyl Mon 06-Jun-11 16:51:07

Dylan is definately better- but I am biased smile

randomimposter Mon 06-Jun-11 18:36:15

Dylan is the accepted form I think.

Although I have considered Dillon as a MN for a future DS as it was my mother's family surname so it would be right for us. Sadly I think people would just think I was trying to be different, so that puts me off a bit.

SloganLogan Tue 07-Jun-11 12:12:15

Dylan, pronounced Dillan.

messybessie Tue 07-Jun-11 12:15:54

Dylan is Welsh, Dillon is Irish.

Dylan is more commonly used as a first name, and Dillon I think is more recognised as a surname.

However, both count as 'proper' names so I suppose it depends on which way you lean!

shmoz Tue 07-Jun-11 12:22:23

Dylan is the Welsh variation and the correct pronunciation is Dull-an

<returns to pedants corner>

superjobeespecs Tue 07-Jun-11 12:35:35

should def be dillon an old friend of mine almost called his son dillon then changed it to damon when he registered him lol saying that damons my preference there lol

poppydaisy Tue 07-Jun-11 14:51:37

I know a Dillon and a Dylan, both get pronounced the same. Only difference is that Dylan CAN be pronounced differently as well (Dull-an).

Can't believe people would pronounce Dylan as Die-lan grin.

WaterfallCardi Tue 07-Jun-11 21:44:47

Dylan. I know it's got an authentic Welsh pronunciation, but really, most people outside of Wales would pronounce it Dill-an.

Isthreetoomany Tue 07-Jun-11 21:48:07

Dylan sounds like the proper or classic spelling of the name to me; Dillon sounds like a made up/new version. I would pronounce both names in the same way (Dillon). To me it is a bit chavish to spell it Dillon, sorry.

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