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what do you think of the name Ewan?

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whatiminterestedin Tue 20-Aug-13 09:30:56

So I have an awkward DH. and I have posted previously asking for help with boys names. DH and I have only been able to come up with Ewan that we both vaguely like. DH loves it because it means John in Welsh and he wanted to remember his grandfather somehow with the name.

I'm ok with it. But automatically think of Ewan Mcgreggor. Do you?
Is it difficult to say? What do you think of when you say the name? Strong handsome chap or feminine? Will it go with Zack?

bootsycollins Tue 20-Aug-13 09:35:49

It's lovely, goes really well with Zack too. Yes my first thought is Ewan Mcgreggor but that isn't a bad thing smile. I think that Ewan is a classic, strong, masculine, underused, underrated beauty of a name. Chimes in beautifully with Zack too.

"Zack! Ewan! Yer teas ready!" See? smile

WhispersOfWickedness Tue 20-Aug-13 09:37:15

I love it and Ewan is my favourite spelling too smile It goes very well with Zack too smile

WhispersOfWickedness Tue 20-Aug-13 09:38:10

Sorry, meant to say, Ewan McGregor is not a bad association wink

ImATotJeSuisUneTot Tue 20-Aug-13 09:41:18

I really like it. But it does makes me think of a sheep. That's prob just me though. grin

dreamingofsun Tue 20-Aug-13 09:41:20

lovely, but i thought the welsh form was ieuan, pronounced yiean? ewan i always thought was the scottish version.

LillyofWinchester Tue 20-Aug-13 09:42:24

I didn't think of ewan mcgregor at all, it's a lovely name

Gobbolinothewitchscat Tue 20-Aug-13 09:44:32

I would spell it Euan but I'm
Scottish. Ewan does remind me of the Dream Sheep but its a good association as DS loves his!

dreamingofsun Tue 20-Aug-13 09:50:28

if this name had been welsh i would have chosen i've just googled to put my mind at rest. its a great choice, but if you are thinking its the welsh form of john you are wrong. here are some other options, though slightly less appealing

bootsycollins Tue 20-Aug-13 10:04:27

Oh gawd! Moral dilemma! Do you need to tell him if you both agree on the name?.

PinkGlove Tue 20-Aug-13 10:28:43

I think its Evan thats welsh for John? I like it thought (and Evan)

whatiminterestedin Tue 20-Aug-13 10:32:14

Thanks lol I have seen in some books it is meant to mean John and others Owen or Evan mean John so I'm completely confused. Exactly bootsycollins-do I tell him ?

squoosh Tue 20-Aug-13 12:29:47

Much, much, much prefer Evan.

Ewan is a bit of a wet name to me.

MrsPatMustard Tue 20-Aug-13 13:17:00

Love it. Am only gutted DH vetoed it for us....

whatiminterestedin Tue 20-Aug-13 13:24:07

Well.. spoke to DH and mentioned I was finding in some places that Ewan doesn't mean John. But Evan does and to my absolute shock he said he loves Evan too. So I think we will most likely go for Evan as I think he wants to stick with the idea of it meaning John.

So do you think Evan goes with Zack?

squoosh Tue 20-Aug-13 13:36:38

Evan and Zack go really well together.

JennyPiccolo Tue 20-Aug-13 15:18:01

LOVE Ewan or Euan or Ewen, not fussed on spelling. Evan is okay.

MrsMongoose Tue 20-Aug-13 16:29:27

I really like it.

PinkGlove Wed 21-Aug-13 16:48:44

Zack and Evan - great brother names! Evan was on my list smile

heronsfly Wed 21-Aug-13 16:50:33

I love it, but I'm slightly prejudiced as i have a dgs with that name grin

JamieandtheMagicTorch Wed 21-Aug-13 17:42:23

Evan is John in Welsh

I love Evan

JamieandtheMagicTorch Wed 21-Aug-13 17:43:31


you cab also spell Ewan Iwan

Dackyduddles Wed 21-Aug-13 17:44:57

I know one Ewan. His mum has to correct everyone all the time.

It is not E Wan

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