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WhyCantIuseTheNameIWant Thu 02-Jul-15 15:14:52

You change a name totally.
Brendan is probably an adult name, but Brandon is more likely to be a child.
Brendan probably a middle aged man, but drop the n, Brenda is a lady.

Bryan is a man name, but Ryan is quite popular for a boy.

What makes a name girl or boy?

Ryan, Bryan, Ian, dan, Dylan... All end in "Anne" but "Anne" is a girl name...

ApplesTheHare Thu 02-Jul-15 16:03:11

I don't get your point but your post really made me laugh grin

WhyCantIuseTheNameIWant Thu 02-Jul-15 16:12:02

I am not sure i had a point... Only similar names being very different.
If that makes sense?
Glad I made you laugh. I was hoping to make somebody think!

ApplesTheHare Thu 02-Jul-15 18:06:10

Consider your mission accomplished! It's not just names either. Lots of words in the English language are similarly confusing. It's often down to the history of the word and the word being borrowed from or based on other languages smile

Lunastarfish Thu 02-Jul-15 18:10:58

bI kind of know what youre getting at. Gracie and Jordan are names parents would choose for their babies but seldom will you find any baby Gordon or Tracie's and it is just one letter which differenciates them.

EmmaWoodlouse Thu 02-Jul-15 18:34:31

I know a Gordon whose grandson is Jordan!

Szeli Thu 02-Jul-15 19:25:51

but brendan to brandon changes 2 letters!

WhyCantIuseTheNameIWant Thu 02-Jul-15 21:28:55

Oops. Sorry. I can't count. Or spell. Or both?

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