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Thoughts on these boys' names please - incl Corin, Aki, Robin

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TheObfuscatingOven Fri 12-Oct-12 18:38:05

Found out this week that DC2 is another boy grin. Great, but bloody hell, boys' names are hard. What do people think of the following?

Aki
Corin
Leo
Robin
Rowan
Sena

(To explain - DH is Japanese. We like fairly gender neutral two-syllable names)

Any other suggestions?

paddlepie Fri 12-Oct-12 18:42:24

Love Aki and Robin. Don't really like Rowan. Corin sounds more feminine to me. Sena is quite cool too actually.

maxmillie Fri 12-Oct-12 18:43:27

someone will no doubt be along to pour scorn on these but these are my kind of names - really like Corin and Rowan (I have a son with similar to Corin and really liked Rowan but didn't work with surname). Aki sounds great for a half-Japanese boy. How is Sena pronounced?

Leo and Robin maybe sound a tiny bit too "English" for a half-Japanese boy? What is his brother called?

TheObfuscatingOven Fri 12-Oct-12 18:44:51

Yes, Sena is a great name and DH really likes it, but I worry people will immediately think of the laxative confused.

Shion is another one DH likes.

TheObfuscatingOven Fri 12-Oct-12 18:46:33

His brother is called Noah, which has since become a very popular English name! Because of DS1s name we can't go totally Japanese (so Hiro, Kenji etc are sadly out). We'd like a vague international feel.

morethanyoubargainfor Fri 12-Oct-12 18:47:44

I love aki as well, also sena.

maxmillie Fri 12-Oct-12 18:52:44

Oh I love Kenji! Could you be persuaded? I know what you mean about keeping a theme though - but is Aki any less Japanese sounding?

TheObfuscatingOven Fri 12-Oct-12 18:55:29

No, it's not, and DH isn't keen but I love it.

Hmm, Aki probably won't work because the meaning is normally 'autumn' and DC is due next March...

amck5700 Fri 12-Oct-12 19:03:11

I know 1 half Japanese boy and he is Tomoki but just known as Tom most of the time.

Milo
Theo
Sami
Jonah

YouMayLogOut Fri 12-Oct-12 19:18:30

I like Aki, Corin and Leo.

MrsJohnDeere Fri 12-Oct-12 19:35:08

Robin is lovely.

Leo is ok.

Not keen on the rest.

spiderlight Fri 12-Oct-12 19:40:51

Rowan. It was top of my list for DS and I really regret not using it. Will definitely use it if we ever have a DS2. I love Leo too.

HolyAutumnGoldBatman Fri 12-Oct-12 21:00:23

Aki - my first thought was Purple Aki (but I don't think that would be widely thought of)
Corin - to me it's a girls name
Leo - quite nice and it goes well with Noah
Robin- I prefer this for a girl
Rowan- I prefer this for a girl
Sena - I know a few girls called Senna, so it's a girls name to me.

I really like Hiro though.

PiedWagtail Fri 12-Oct-12 21:01:49

Aki - like this!
Corin - girls's name
Leo - - quite common but ok
Robin - yes
Rowan - girl's name
Sena - never heard of it and I think it's nice!

Aki - don't like
Corin - don't like
Leo -ok
Robin like a lot
Rowan -love: dd2 would have been it if a ds
Sena - not fond but only because I taught a v idiotic one

Tomoki is lovely.

evamummy Fri 12-Oct-12 21:23:56

I think Corin and Robin are lovely - strong, classic and have a nice sound.

I'm not keen on Aki, Leo or Sena, sorry.

evamummy Fri 12-Oct-12 21:25:03

Corin sounds masculine to me. I think some people might be confusing it with the French name Corinne, with the emphasis on -inne.

But Sena sounds a little too girly to me, sorry.

MoonlightandWerewolves Fri 12-Oct-12 21:26:58

Really like Corin, and, I know you've slightly vetoed 'proper' Japanese, but have always liked Seiji as I knew a very nice one at one point. With Noah though, how about Elijah?

TheObfuscatingOven Fri 12-Oct-12 21:48:09

Robin would inevitably be shortened to Rob, wouldn't it. I love the full name but not keen on that as a nn.

Moonlight, I'd like to steer clear of anything too obviously biblical for DC2. It's too much like a theme!

Remus, when you say you taught an idiotic Sena, do you mean a Japanese kid? Or just one named after the racing driver?

Half Japanese I think - but fully a pain!

TheObfuscatingOven Fri 12-Oct-12 22:02:44

grin

MoonlightandWerewolves Fri 12-Oct-12 22:09:22

Actually, this may seem a slight tangent, but how about Laurence? Has a link to Noah ( background ), but is a v. subtle one.

[hopeful emoticon]

Love Laurence too - dd1 was going to be that! smile

TheObfuscatingOven Sat 13-Oct-12 00:09:03

It's a great name - sadly it would go...rather too well with our surname wink

isambardo Sat 13-Oct-12 12:06:56

Love Robin and Aki. I'm considering Ren for mine, it is very popular over there at the moment though.

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