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Orrin, Torrin or Sorren

(47 Posts)
theAntsareMyFriends Thu 10-Dec-15 15:35:37

I'm aware that they sounds like a set of Dwarves in a Tolkein novel but I love these names. I could only use one but can't chose my favourite so which one do you like the most/least and why.

Corin (possibly, I don't think I like it as much as the others)

You can be as rude as you like but please give a reason if you can.

Thank you

IncidentalAnarchist Thu 10-Dec-15 15:36:24

Torrin but spelled Torin

Floggingmolly Thu 10-Dec-15 15:36:30

They all sound like varieties of herbs..,

eastwest Thu 10-Dec-15 15:40:20

It's just hearing them all together that makes them sound odd (am assuming you don't intend to have 7 children's & use all names one by one! smile) .
I love Corin and Orion (though typing it out, it does look a bit like Onion). Love Corin because of the Narnia book he was a character in. It has a bit of cultural 'weight'. Love Orion because it's both an interesting figure in mythology and makes me think of stars and constellations (so, a 'pretty' name).
Not wild about the others because they look kind of made-up/ mis-spelled.

theAntsareMyFriends Thu 10-Dec-15 15:41:39

Thank you Incidental.

Flogging - is that a good thing or a bad thing

eastwest Thu 10-Dec-15 15:41:40

You could go for Soren which is Danish-ish (you need a line through the O I believe).

IncidentalAnarchist Thu 10-Dec-15 15:43:39

Are you looking for Celtic or more Nordic/Scandinavian? Or just like the sound of those names?

theAntsareMyFriends Thu 10-Dec-15 15:47:55

east - you are right about the spelling. I just googled Soren Sorenson and he does have the funny looking O. I might rule that one out then

incidental - I like the way they sound but I'm half Irish, half Welsh and my DP is half Welsh so something Celtic would be more in keeping I think. A Celtic twang but nothing too unspellable or unpronounceable

theAntsareMyFriends Thu 10-Dec-15 15:49:33

Also, no to the 7 kids option although I think they have a ring to them grin

mawbroon Thu 10-Dec-15 15:51:12

Sorren makes me think of Soreen malt loaf.

Plenty Torins round here so I wouldn't bat an eyelid.

EElisavetaOfBelsornia Thu 10-Dec-15 15:51:35

I also like Corin because of the Horse and his Boy, but he might get called Colin a lot.

IncidentalAnarchist Thu 10-Dec-15 15:51:47

Nice strong names. Corin is 'spear bearer' and Torin is 'chieftain'. Soren I definitely think of as being more Scandinavian. Orion is Greek.
Torin is more Scottish; Corin more Irish
All in all I'm probably not helping grin

mawbroon Thu 10-Dec-15 15:54:22

Agree with Corin being mistaken for Colin. A lifetime of saying "no, my name is Corin not Colin"

theAntsareMyFriends Thu 10-Dec-15 15:56:13

Thanks for the feedback. I'm pleased I'm not getting 'poor child' responses.

When I think of shortening them I think 'Ori' and 'Tori' would be cool, 'Cori' sounds a bit girly possibly and 'Sori' wouldn't work at all. I think Soren is off the list.

maw - where abouts do you live where there are lots of Torins. Are they all small or a variety of ages?

mmmminx Thu 10-Dec-15 15:56:18

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Deltabeta Thu 10-Dec-15 15:59:27

Aww torren and soren (different spellings) were both my favourite girls names but I never had one! Think I would sway towards Soren/sorren I think it's lovely smile

mawbroon Thu 10-Dec-15 16:02:43

I live in Scotland. The Torins I know of are all under 5

FarterChristmoose Thu 10-Dec-15 16:04:04


weebarra Thu 10-Dec-15 16:05:29

Torin - I'm Scottish too and all the ones I know are primary school age.

WhyCantIuseTheNameIWant Thu 10-Dec-15 16:31:33

Are these for boys or girls?

Orrin looks like it should be for a boy. Seems ok. Easy to say/spell.
Torrin, similar to orrin.
Sorren got corrected to sorrel. Seems like a girl name. Or malt loaf.
Corin sounds like a girl name, as I was at school with a corrine. Or corrine bailey-ray.
Orion is cool. Ryan/rion would be a good nn.

Stasie Thu 10-Dec-15 16:40:37

I'm afraid none of them is really to my taste - have you said them aloud?

That can really swing it IME when I have an outlandish idea smile

Soren with the line through the o (alt codes not working on this keyboard, grr) is lovely, it's pronounced more like 'sern' iyswim. Not many people would know how to pronounce it and would just say sorren.

WhyIRayLiotta Thu 10-Dec-15 16:43:34

What about Seren?

IncidentalAnarchist Thu 10-Dec-15 16:48:58

Seren is a girls name meaning star...

FuckingCrumbs Thu 10-Dec-15 16:50:04

Soren is a fantastic name. If we ever had another boy this would 100% be the name (never going to happen). Please use it.

I think Seren is a girls name.

Tuiles Thu 10-Dec-15 16:52:15

I like Oren, it made my shortlist. But it means Orange in Welsh so got removed. Owen and Evan are good (though more popular) alternatives

Oshian was also on my list with good Celtic/Gaelic connections.

Corin I also like. Soren is cute.

Alban was something I considered.

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