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lessonsintightropes Thu 04-Jul-13 22:38:50

For a boy? My two favourites, DH not sure about either. What do people think?

NowPlayingZone Thu 04-Jul-13 22:59:34

Both nice, but prefer Conrad as it has a more pleasant meaning.

LynetteScavo Thu 04-Jul-13 23:03:00

Both nice, both very different, so you would need to look at the baby to see what suited best.

Icapturethecastle Thu 04-Jul-13 23:03:18

I love Soren - mainly because of a love of scandi tv dramas and Soren Lorenson.

Rhubarbgarden Thu 04-Jul-13 23:06:33

Conrad is lovely. Soren - malt loaf.

formicadinosaur Thu 04-Jul-13 23:13:27

Siren seems very girly but Conrads fab

Anjou Thu 04-Jul-13 23:32:17

They're both lovely, strong names. Magnus has a similar feel and is a corker too! smile

LittleNoona Thu 04-Jul-13 23:32:37

Love Soren grin

lessonsintightropes Thu 04-Jul-13 23:34:38

Anjou can't do Magnus (tho I love it, and would have worked well with my maiden name) as our married name starts with an S smile

lessonsintightropes Fri 05-Jul-13 00:00:06

And never thought of Soreen! Love malt loaf.

Leeds2 Fri 05-Jul-13 00:26:05

Soren sounds like a girl's name to me.

sundanceclaire Fri 05-Jul-13 00:41:06

Soren is a brilliant name.

mathanxiety Fri 05-Jul-13 04:48:40

Both lovely. Conrad would edge past Soren for me.

DolomitesDonkey Fri 05-Jul-13 04:55:54

I see Soren and I'm thinking you "meant" Soeren, Sören or Søren.

So personally I'd go for Conrad as that's spelled correctly.

Anjou Fri 05-Jul-13 07:45:34

I think most people would pronounce 'Soren' correctly, Donkey, even without the ö or ø. Even if you've never heard the name before, it's pretty obvious how it sounds.

I know what you mean about needing to go with the surname, OP. If my DSs were girls, Blythe would've been my top choice. Our surname begins with a 'J' though, so the initials meant I couldn't use it. grin

Soren was on my original shortlist but I wondered if (slightly daft) people would associate/mispronounce as 'Sauron' due to the popularity of LOTR? I tend to over analyse though,so perhaps this wouldn't be the case.

Anyway, Conrad is awesome. Nn's 'Con' or 'Rad' are pretty cool too IMO. smile

lessonsintightropes Fri 05-Jul-13 08:28:58

Dolomites no - I didn't mean it with the Scandinavian orthography. I meant Soren.

Anjou I hadn't even considered Sauron!!

BlueChampagne Fri 05-Jul-13 14:28:14

Conrad. But I am biased.

ZolaBuddleia Fri 05-Jul-13 15:17:33

Love both.

Eskino Fri 05-Jul-13 15:32:57

Love Soren, not so keen on Conrad. What are your thoughts on Stellan? I think its even nicer than Soren

TallulahBetty Fri 05-Jul-13 19:55:50

Soren always makes me think it's a girl's name hmm

13loki Fri 05-Jul-13 19:56:51

I love Soren, DD would have been Soren (like that, not Sören or Søren) and pronounced like Soren Lorenson. But now we live in Sweden and I don't really like the Swedish pronunciation as much, so I'm not sure on it for our next child.

Anjou Fri 05-Jul-13 19:58:24

Well, it might just be me, tightropes! Maybe nobody would make the connection to Sauron. Like I say, I over think everything when it comes to names!

Eskino, that's a good shout. I have a Stellan. smile

desperateforaholiday Fri 05-Jul-13 20:00:01

Soren, but I am biased smile

AllegraLilac Fri 05-Jul-13 20:37:21

Conrad is my all time favourite boys name! Makes me think of handsome American businessmen.

GaiusIsAnAceName Sat 06-Jul-13 18:28:02

I love Soren but I want to pronounce is 's-oren' rather than the traditional 'sore-en'.

How would you lot pronounce it?

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