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Tirion for a girl - too Game of Thrones?

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jennyjenny11 Fri 26-Jun-15 12:52:28

I am currently expecting DC2, a girl, and my mum suggested the name Tirion for her.

It is a Welsh name (we have Welsh links on both sides) and mean gentle. We both really like it but of course, there is a male Game of Thrones character called Tyrion and I think he is a pretty major character at that.

Is the association too strong? Will Game of Thrones be the first thing everyone things of if we called her Tirion?

Toffeelatteplease Fri 26-Jun-15 12:53:24

Yes too strong an association to recent

Kajamite Fri 26-Jun-15 12:55:32

I associate it with Tirion Fordring from World of Warcraft. Also a man.

I do think Game of Thrones will be the first thing people think of when they hear it

RinkRashDerbyKisses Fri 26-Jun-15 12:56:23

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RepeatAdNauseum Fri 26-Jun-15 13:01:52

Yep, GOT.

reuset Fri 26-Jun-15 13:04:13

'Fraid so.

netty7070 Fri 26-Jun-15 13:04:27

It is a beautiful name in its proper meaning and language but sadly almost everyone will think you're a GoT addict.

TinyManticore Fri 26-Jun-15 13:05:27

I would assume huge GoT fan too I'm afraid. Lovely name but...

LadyLardArse Fri 26-Jun-15 13:06:15

Isn't the welsh Tyrion a boys name?confused....although I may be wrong...

Zakken Fri 26-Jun-15 13:21:39

Isn't there also a Prince Tirian in the Narnia stories? Even without GoT, I would unhesitatingly class it as a male name.

jennyjenny11 Fri 26-Jun-15 13:59:46

Thought as much! Oh well, back to the drawing board we go!

It is definitely used for girls in Wales (according to the internet anyway) but may also be used for boys, I'm not sure.

Every name we both like there seems to be a bug drawback to using it!

SirVixofVixHall Fri 26-Jun-15 14:02:14

I know a Tirion, I am in Welsh speaking Wales. Its a pretty name, but then I've never seen GOT!!

Therein2tics Fri 26-Jun-15 14:03:19

I only know Welsh boys/men named Tyrion.

I've never read or seen game of thrones.

CakeRattleandRoll Fri 26-Jun-15 18:08:45

I totally sympathise with you OP! Tirion was my number 1 name for DD until someone mentioned GoT, which I have never watched. When I checked with my sister she said that would be most people's response. I was gutted.

AlmaMartyr Fri 26-Jun-15 18:11:37

Sorry, it is just too GoT at the moment.

Marcipex Sat 27-Jun-15 01:19:57

I would expect Tirion to be male (and a prince of Narnia )

WinterBabyof89 Sat 27-Jun-15 01:23:45

Maybe Tarryn as an alternative?

Qwebec Sun 28-Jun-15 22:22:24

If it's a real name hy not use it?People at first thing of GOT, but soon it will become her own name. It's so beautiful.

PattyPenguin Mon 29-Jun-15 20:12:38

Tirion is used in Wales occasionally for boy and girls. However, its use is a fairly recent thing. In previous generations it was too much associated with the phrase "Iesu Tirion", the equivalent of "Gentle Jesus". And even now, many people think of the common place / house name "Bryntirion" (roughly equivalent to Mount Pleasant, without the double entendre) when they hear it.

Just to add to the GoT complication!

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