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Please help me with the spelling of Kieran!

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KatieLouiseW Fri 04-Dec-15 20:14:59

So, I love Noah! It's 100% being my bump's name, if it's a boy! fsmile DP prefers Kieran, but is happy with it being a middle name fgrin I like it, so me too - my question is, should we go with Kieran, or the original spelling - Ciaran? (We have no Irish connections) x

DextersMistress Fri 04-Dec-15 20:17:34

I thought it was Kieron confused unhelpful, sorry!

myotherusernameisbetter Fri 04-Dec-15 20:18:30

I prefer it with a C, I have a Ciar though so am a bit biased smile

Varya Fri 04-Dec-15 20:19:21

I have seen it spelled either Keiron or Keiran.

KatieLouiseW Fri 04-Dec-15 20:24:18

Oh, I've never come across a Kieron!

SoySauceAddict Fri 04-Dec-15 20:29:42

My Uncle in his 50's is Kieron (Irish mother and father) Ex husband is Ciaran (Irish and we live in Ireland) My son has a classmate spelt Kieran though so no help at all really 🙈

DiorSausage Fri 04-Dec-15 20:33:27


It's hideous with a K.

KatieLouiseW Fri 04-Dec-15 20:34:27

I feel like Kieran is more well known in England - when I was in Primary School, I had a friend named Ciaran and everyone found the spelling strange!

DickDewy Fri 04-Dec-15 20:35:28

My ds (17) has 3 Kierans in his class - all split like that.

I also know 2 Ciaras.

Palomb Fri 04-Dec-15 20:35:46

90% of Kieran's I've ever known have been spelled with a K. Ciaran is nice too.

Afaik there aren't any other legitimate spellings not that that means anything

DickDewy Fri 04-Dec-15 20:36:01


KatieLouiseW Fri 04-Dec-15 20:36:42

I am leaning towards Kieran

Raxacoricofallapatorius Fri 04-Dec-15 20:40:08

I know three aged from 7 to 34. All Kieran. I think in England the vast majority are Kierans.

KatieLouiseW Fri 04-Dec-15 20:43:19

Yeah - sorted, thanks fsmile to the person who says it's hideous, I completely disagree fgrin

NanFlanders Fri 04-Dec-15 20:44:45

Lad in our office called Kyran.

bobsalong Fri 04-Dec-15 20:45:38

I know a Kieran and a Keiran, just to give you another option!

KatieLouiseW Fri 04-Dec-15 20:46:17

Is that pronounced Ky-ran though?

KatieLouiseW Fri 04-Dec-15 20:47:03

I think I prefer the i before the e fsmile

Racmactac Fri 04-Dec-15 20:47:05

I have a Ciaran. Definitely unusual way to spell it in uk.

SuburbanRhonda Fri 04-Dec-15 20:47:58

My Irish cousin spells it Cieron smile

KatieLouiseW Fri 04-Dec-15 20:49:03

All these spellings! fshock

Sophronia Fri 04-Dec-15 20:51:52

I only like Ciaran.

KatieLouiseW Fri 04-Dec-15 20:58:18

Mind you, if I had a second son - we would probably go for Rhys and that's the original Welsh spelling, so it might be nice to go for Ciaran

IcsiWitsyBabyPlsGetUpMySpout Fri 04-Dec-15 21:10:08

My DH is Kieren, though one of the first things I ever said to him was 'You spell your name wrong' grin

MagpieCursedTea Fri 04-Dec-15 21:14:57

My friend is Keiren. I've never seen it spelt that way by anyone else but because he's the Keiren that I see written down the most, in my mind that's how it should be spelt grin

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