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How would you pronounce Shion? Boy or girl? What country do you think it's from?

(31 Posts)
TepidCoffee Sat 02-Feb-13 09:08:56

I know the answers btw grin

DH is very keen on Shion for DC2, just wanted to get some opinions from people not familiar with his culture.

selsigfach Sat 02-Feb-13 19:59:11

I'd think you wanted to go Welsh but couldn't spell Sion!
The French thing is v funny - definitely a good reason to go with another name. I like Ivan - goes well with Noah.

JazzAnnNonMouse Sat 02-Feb-13 22:43:53

Shi- on

Probably pronounced wrong and reckon its Irish

mamapants Sun 03-Feb-13 13:26:09

I would assume it was a boys name as looks like a phonetic version of the welsh Sion.

Harrysmummysarah1 Sun 03-Feb-13 16:09:42


crazykittens Mon 04-Feb-13 00:50:13

i've never heard of the welsh Sion, so i'd think She-On, and it's male and Israeli

MumOfMissy Mon 04-Feb-13 01:00:37

I'd have said Shy-onn, that it was male, and Native American! It's reminding me of Cheyenne and Shoshone and Sioux... Would never have guessed at Japanese. It's interesting but the poor boy would constantly have to correct people's pronunciation I think. I'd choose something else.

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