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Meghan or Megan?

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flowerbum Mon 22-Dec-14 21:19:25

Finally had my baby girl and decided on megan. My hubby likes it spelt with the 'h' in. What do you think? Is there a point or will just cause her problems?

pootlebug Mon 22-Dec-14 21:20:09

Are you in the UK? If so I think it's much more common without the H, and therefore she'll spend her whole life having to spell it.

CaptainAnkles Mon 22-Dec-14 21:20:41

I prefer it without, but I don't think it makes much difference other than a lifetime of reminding people that it has an h in it.

PunkAssMoFo Mon 22-Dec-14 21:20:49

There is no point to the h.

Megan is lovely.
Congratulations!

fattycow Mon 22-Dec-14 21:29:16

No H!

LuckyLopez Mon 22-Dec-14 21:34:12

We have one without the h and I think it looks nicer that way.

It also means now she's 4 we can get her personalised items spelt correctly.

CruCru Mon 22-Dec-14 23:04:41

Megan is fine.

BikeRunSki Mon 22-Dec-14 23:06:40

The h doesn't add anything, and will only cause her aggro in later life.

KatieKaye Mon 22-Dec-14 23:13:43

Without the H. It looks strange with it, as if you are supposed to pronounce it differently.

Fuckmath Mon 22-Dec-14 23:14:59

Megan is lovely, Meghan is horrible

Clarabumps Mon 22-Dec-14 23:16:32

In Scotland Meghan is pronounced differently. It's said MEE GAN instead of Meg-an. I don't know about other parts of the country but where we are that's how I'd pronounce Meghan.

DramaAlpaca Mon 22-Dec-14 23:17:53

Megan is fine. I can't see the point of the 'h'.

Congratulations! flowers

Essexgirlupnorth Mon 22-Dec-14 23:20:52

My daughter is Megan think with a h is more American and could see her having to spell it lots

KatieKaye Mon 22-Dec-14 23:27:25

I'm Scottish and would say the Mee gan pronounciation is American and has nothing to do with how the name is spelt. I've heard Mee gan by Americans for Megan.
Never heard a Scot say anything other than Megan, regardless of spelling. I'm in the central lowlands so might be different elsewhere.

ArgyMargy Mon 22-Dec-14 23:30:32

If she says "Meghan with an h" to people you can just guarantee that half of them will spell it Mehgan. Meh.

Deerhound Mon 22-Dec-14 23:32:28

Congratulations! flowersflowersflowers

SnoringNorma Mon 22-Dec-14 23:35:00

Lovely name! Megan is better x

Sophronia Tue 23-Dec-14 10:42:09

Definitely without the h. Megan is much better. Congratulations.

florascotia Tue 23-Dec-14 11:43:23

Megan is originally Welsh; a short form of Margaret. It's an English word, not a word from a Celtic language. Meg + affectionate suffix 'an'.

As earlier posters have said, the extra h does not add anything. I suspect it might first have been put there - maybe in USA - by people trying to add a Celtic 'flavour' to a name, in the same way that it's become fashionable for some people to add an h to the Scottish name Mairi, because they think it seems more Gaelic, without realising that, at least traditionally, it's gramatically incorrect. (There was a whole thread here on Mumsnet on Mairi/Mhairi just a few days ago.)

ThinkIveBeenHacked Tue 23-Dec-14 11:45:17

We missed off the "an" but had we wanted to use the longer name, would have used Megan.

Bowlersarm Tue 23-Dec-14 11:46:24

Prefer Megan.

flowerbum Tue 23-Dec-14 15:25:12

Thank you all. Decided on megan xxx

myotherusernameisbetter Wed 24-Dec-14 00:10:18

I came across a Meighan - I definitely wanted to say Mee-gan but she pronounced it normally as Megan - too confusing!

FabulousFudge Wed 24-Dec-14 00:37:57

Megan - beautiful name! Congratulations!

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