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What version of Owen??

(18 Posts)
gokeyyourself Tue 13-Sep-11 00:46:13

I'm Welsh/Irish so I'm in a bit of a pickle.
I know I want a type of Owen as DC name if a boy but what version/corresponding name - What do you think??

Owain ( said like Oh-wine - and the 'original' owen name)
Eoghan/ Eóghan
Eoin (I know it is John but the irish version is said like owen so I feel I could do it)

letspickgoogleberries Tue 13-Sep-11 01:09:16

Owain definatly.

SpidersAndVinegaroons Tue 13-Sep-11 01:43:48

I like the spelling Eoin, but I know quite a few people who use this spelling, and even some Irish people have trouble pronouncing this version. Owain is nice. The Irish for John is Sean, I think.

SheCutOffTheirTails Tue 13-Sep-11 07:17:14

No, OP right, the older tradition is that Eoin is the Irish version of John.

I like Owain best.

Caveat: as long as you are sure if the pronunciation.

I'm Irish too, and love Welsh names. I wouldn't use one for fear of pronouncing it wrong.

Cereal Tue 13-Sep-11 07:35:40


blueberryink Tue 13-Sep-11 09:48:41

I like Owain. (actually prefer the way it is said compared to how owen sounds)
Though Eoin is okay. Would you spell it with a fada on the i ? if yes I like the look of it better
yet I can't stand Eóghan

Aphria Tue 13-Sep-11 09:50:09

Just wanted to add that Eoin is also pronounced as Ian in Scotland. I'm Scottish living in Ireland but would go for Eoin or Eoghan.

SheCutOffTheirTails Tue 13-Sep-11 09:52:45


That would be pronounced Oh-ween


Does anyone spell it like that?

SheCutOffTheirTails Tue 13-Sep-11 09:54:24

Although, I suppose that spelling does have a narrow n sound at the end, so perhaps Oh-ween isn't that far out.

blueberryink Tue 13-Sep-11 10:03:21

shecutoff two of my cousins are Eoín.

blueberryink Tue 13-Sep-11 10:03:51

but without is definatly more common

SheCutOffTheirTails Tue 13-Sep-11 10:09:16

Ah, thanks. Never seen that spelling before. smile

janeandmichaelbanks Tue 13-Sep-11 10:54:42

Will DC have an obvious irish or welsh surname (eg an O' or Mc or something like Gruffydd, Rhydderch, Bevan) If so maybe have the oposite owen.
So with welsh surname have Eoin or Eoghan
With Irish one have Owain.

If not obvious then I like Eoin or Owain.

mayanna123 Tue 13-Sep-11 16:46:16


LunaticFringe Tue 13-Sep-11 16:50:51

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anewmotivatedme Tue 13-Sep-11 17:47:22

I think Owen is the nicest.

jojomom Tue 13-Sep-11 17:49:46


MelinaM Tue 13-Sep-11 18:57:56

Owen. Owain is lovely, but I fear you would constantly be correctly the pro-nounciationsmile

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