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Thoughts on names please...

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weelinda86 Sat 19-Oct-13 13:36:48

Really struggling with names at the moment but quite like the following...thoughts/opinions please:

Cillian or Aaron for a boy

Aeryn (bit wary re difficulties with spelling/pronunciation) for a girl

Any alternatives/suggestions welcome but nothing too popular or cutesy please

Thanks :-)

BettyBi0 Sat 19-Oct-13 13:41:09

How would you pronounce Aeryn? I would guess like Erin? Or is it more like air-in?

weelinda86 Sat 19-Oct-13 13:48:54

Thanks for your comments. That was my concern with Aeryn, I think it is supposed to be pronounced like Erin (apparently it's an old spelling or means Ireland) but I liked it as air-in as you said! And don't want her to have to correct people all the time or spell it lol.

Oh well, maybe back to the drawing board...

Frontdoorstep Sat 19-Oct-13 13:52:50

How do you pronounce Cillian?

HavantGuard Sat 19-Oct-13 13:57:21

Cillian. Not because Cillian Murphy is utterly perfect. Oh no blush

weelinda86 Sat 19-Oct-13 13:58:42

I believe it's pronounced as if with a 'K' as in 'kill-e-in' or like Gillian if that makes sense! Its a popular Irish name as in the actor Cillian Murphy if you know him. My partner has a Irish heritage and surname so thot it would be nice but some ate difficult to spell/pronounce which bothers me. Argh! Lol

weelinda86 Sat 19-Oct-13 14:00:27

HavantGuard: said mr murphy was my inspiration for the name lol! But is it wrong to name your child after a celeb crush?! :O

HavantGuard Sat 19-Oct-13 14:01:49

It's also a lovely name grin

Apileofballyhoo Sat 19-Oct-13 14:03:17

I would pronounce Erin as air-in. Am I wrong?

Apileofballyhoo Sat 19-Oct-13 14:05:33

Cillian is lovely btw. I also like Aaron - which I have also heard pronounced Air-in as well as Ah-ron.

weelinda86 Sat 19-Oct-13 14:50:14

I pronounced Aeryn as air-in too, it's a bit different to just Erin and my partner has a young cousin named Erin.

Thank you, I think Cillian is our favourite and it has a bit of history to it and isn't too common.

I like Aaron for a boy but if we later had a girl we couldnt go with Aeryn as it's too similar! So we'd need to come up with another name.

Frontdoorstep Sat 19-Oct-13 18:30:30

I'm Scottish, ive never heard of Cillian Murphy, I've never heard the name Cillian anywhere before ever. I made the assumption that it might be pronounced a bit like Gillian and for that reason thought it was a girls name.

CordeliaRose Sat 19-Oct-13 19:10:03

I'm Scottish - I have seen Cillian Murphy in a few films grin
I know an Erin, pronounced Eh (as in Elle) rin
Aeryn sounds lovely.
Can I ask how you would pronounce Aaron? I've heard both Ah-ron and Air-on grin Our neighbour's DS is Arran, as in the Scottish island.

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