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Names ending '-in'

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EddieIzzardIsOrange Sun 18-Nov-12 16:07:29

DP has decided he likes Robyn/Robin for upcoming DC...I'm not too sure.
I suggested Erin and he claimed 'it wasnt bad' (high praise from my DP!)
So it seems the names we're going towards end in '-in'
Anyone got any others they can think of?

exexpat Sun 18-Nov-12 16:25:49

Marvin (everything else seems to be having a comeback, so why not Marvin?)

EddieIzzardIsOrange Sun 18-Nov-12 16:26:02

I do like Merryn, will add that to the list, thanks

What do people think o Robyn/Robin? I'm still unconvinced but DP loves it!

MyCatsRule Sun 18-Nov-12 16:27:47


TidyDancer Sun 18-Nov-12 16:29:05

AThing - as I understand it, that is the Irish pronounciation? Kate-Lyn is not wrong, the two pronounciations are just different.

lifeintheolddogyet Sun 18-Nov-12 16:30:19

Corin (boy, obvs)

Oren (pronounced Orin)

lifeintheolddogyet Sun 18-Nov-12 16:31:18

Fwiw I love Robyn/Robin. That'd be my name of choice for DC3.

GoldPlatedNineDoors Sun 18-Nov-12 16:31:53

I love Robyn for a girl but dislike Robin for a boy.

I know someone who has a Robyn and a Robert hmm brother and sister!

Notquite Sun 18-Nov-12 16:36:05

I like Robin for either sex.

Kevin/Kelvin/Calvin if you want to go retro.

AThingInYourLife Sun 18-Nov-12 16:36:34

Well it's wrong in that it's an (ugly) English phonetic pronunciation of an Irish name.

It's like calling your child Niamh and pronouncing it Nyam.

TidyDancer Sun 18-Nov-12 16:37:30

It's not an ugly pronounciation either! How rude.

It's prettier IMO.

Alisvolatpropiis Sun 18-Nov-12 17:13:31

Quinn maybe OP?

I don't like Caitlin pronounced either way. Is the Irish pronounciation of the name where Kathleen originated from,while we're talking about Anglicised pronounciations athing?

How does Caitlin Moran say her name?

5madthings Sun 18-Nov-12 17:18:05

Robyn was on our list for dd, she us a Merryn smile which is obviously a fabulous name! grin

ScatterChasse Sun 18-Nov-12 17:19:48

Crispin? (my DSis has an incredibly good looking friend called this grin)

I like Robin for a boy, but not a huge fan of it as a girls' name.

AThingInYourLife Sun 18-Nov-12 17:22:29

Yes, Alis, I think so.

Caitlín is a very pretty name when pronounced properly in Irish, but in reality it turns to Cotchleen,which is about as ugly a name as it is possible to imagine.

Alisvolatpropiis Sun 18-Nov-12 17:52:40

Lol! I know what you mean about names sounding infinitely more lovely when in their original/correct forms.

I feel the same about a lot of Welsh names. Dylan being said as Dill-un makes me sigh. A lot.

thegreylady Sun 18-Nov-12 18:01:09


KittiesInsane Sun 18-Nov-12 18:05:06

Cathryn (choose your favourite spelling)


Hell-in, off the Archers?

VictorAndBarry Sun 18-Nov-12 19:33:01



timeforathink Sun 18-Nov-12 19:36:00

Corin . Rubin, Corbin,

Hedwig3 Sun 18-Nov-12 21:07:31

Love Robin.


zingally Mon 19-Nov-12 12:53:54

I know a Mostyn (it's Welsh & male). Could easily become Mostin, but I think it loses a bit of it's charm.

KatoPotato Mon 19-Nov-12 13:17:05

I have a Robin (Boy)

Best name ever for the best boy ever <gush>

DuelingFanjo Mon 19-Nov-12 13:19:21

Aneirin - but of course make sure you pronounce it the correct way

Pasiphae Mon 19-Nov-12 14:50:17

Josephine? Celine, and loads of ine French based names Albertine, Victorine, Leontine, Alexine, Alfonsine, Marine Ottoline, Jessamine, Augustine, Amandine, Celestine, Capucine...

Cymbeline, Marvin?

Anonymumous Mon 19-Nov-12 20:01:00

If we are heading into 'ine' territory rather than 'in', you could also have Seraphine, Evangeline, Emmeline, Jacqueline and Delphine and then all the less pretty 'eens' such as Doreen, Maureen, Noreen, Eileen, Jean etc.

And Tarquin or Quinn or Finn for boys. And Dean.

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