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ch1134 Mon 22-Jun-15 20:04:52

I like strong, short boys names and we have a long surname. We have a Lou (Louis) and I'm wondering about Lou and Osh?
We have Welsh heritage. But our surname ends in 'son', so it'd have to be pronounced 'Osheen', like the only other Oisin I know.
Thoughts? Thanks

Trooperslane Mon 22-Jun-15 20:07:11

Oisin is Irish and it means little faun.

I absolutely love it.

sparechange Mon 22-Jun-15 20:11:13

I'm probably biased from having spent time in East Asia, but there is a very popular company called Oisim that makes things like massage chairs. It just makes me think of that, sorry...

ch1134 Mon 22-Jun-15 20:12:12

Thanks. I just googled it and found it was Irish! Oops, should've done that first. Should probably run it by my husband too...
I do have Irish heritage, but only a few generations back so a bit tenuous... I wonder if it matters?
Love the meaning though.

5446 Mon 22-Jun-15 20:13:15

I thought the massage chair company was Osim?

Love Oisin, very strong name that works for all ages.

Spydra Mon 22-Jun-15 20:14:53

I love it. I would have pronounced it Osheen by default.

FeelTheNoise Mon 22-Jun-15 20:16:16

Best boys name ever! It's one I can't use though sad

NomiMalone Mon 22-Jun-15 20:18:27

I love Oisín but I really don't think it goes with Louis.

Also it's pronounced more like Uh-sheen with emphasis on the first syllable in Ireland.

Cyrli Mon 22-Jun-15 20:18:38

The Welsh version is Osian. Could be shortened to Osh.

SaulGood Mon 22-Jun-15 20:22:36

It's a fabulous Irish name but I think it's a little bit of a leap using it without a strong Irish connection. Doesn't really matter I suppose but most people would assume he had at least one Irish parent.

ch1134 Mon 22-Jun-15 20:25:59

I tend to agree. Can anyone help with the pronunciation of the Welsh version?

BippityBoppity Mon 22-Jun-15 20:26:21

I love it - my favourite boy's name

SaulGood Mon 22-Jun-15 20:32:12


SolasEile Mon 22-Jun-15 20:36:49

I knew a Welsh guy called Osian, pronounced Oshen (I think) unlike the UshEEN Irish pronunciation. Love both names and would probably have gone for it as a name if we had had a boy second time around.

wigglylines Mon 22-Jun-15 20:37:11

The Welsh version is written Osian, and pronounced Osh-an as SaulGood says.

Great name smile

ch1134 Mon 22-Jun-15 20:37:30

Thanks. I thought so. I guess it's a no then as the Welsh version doesn't work with our surname. Back to the drawing board!

wigglylines Mon 22-Jun-15 20:37:31

Cross posts!

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