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Aj2013saw Wed 08-Jun-16 09:10:40

Our 2nd son is due in July. We need a name which goes with on sons name which is Sawyer.
On our shortlist is

What are people's thoughts on Cohan, on name berry website (which is American site) they say people may take offence if it's spelt Cohen it's a Jewish name. Just wondered what people in UK

LadyAntonella Wed 08-Jun-16 09:17:20

Wyatt by a country mile - it's so cool! I love it.

Not keen on the others and I am not Jewish but would wonder the same thing about Cohen. Think I read something on here about the use of the name Cohen being difficult as could be offensive but I can't remember what the reason was. Helpful aren't I? blush

LadyAntonella Wed 08-Jun-16 09:17:41

Love Sawyer too. smile

LadyAntonella Wed 08-Jun-16 09:21:20

Just googled and found this thread from another (American?) forum:

Haven't read the whole thing but someone does say it's no less offensive / odd to just change the letter from e to a in Cohen / Cohan.

samG76 Wed 08-Jun-16 09:24:08

Cohen is the Hebrew for a priest. I've never heard of it used as a first name. I don't think it would be offensive, but it would be weird, like calling a non-Muslim child Mohammed. Most people would assume he was Jewish.

Gummibaers Wed 08-Jun-16 09:30:52

I think all your suggestions would go well with Sawyer.

Sgoinneal Wed 08-Jun-16 09:33:52

Sawyer and Wyatt go well together, especially with the repeated 'wy'

Raines100 Wed 08-Jun-16 10:16:12

Wyatt or Emmett. Cohen seems to have potential for confusion and I've only heard Reagan as a girls name.

PalePolkaDot Wed 08-Jun-16 10:22:33

I e come across a few Cohens - all spelt like that so spelling with an a may cause more issues? I think the offence would be regardless of spelling so you'd have to decide whether or not you minded.

nectarini1983 Wed 08-Jun-16 10:25:27


VagueIdeas Wed 08-Jun-16 10:28:14

Definitely not Cohan. It just looks made up, or a misspelling of Cohen (which has no provenance as a first name anyway).

ItsALuigi Wed 08-Jun-16 10:46:57

I don't like the spelling of Cohan. Its an ok name however.

From your choices id pick Wyatt.

alltouchedout Wed 08-Jun-16 10:57:19

I quite like Emmett. I'm not fond of Wyatt but it definitely goes well with Sawyer. Reagan suggests a love of the ex President (which you may well have of course) so I wouldn't go there, and Cohan just seems like a misspelling.

Sophronia Wed 08-Jun-16 13:13:25

How about Everett?

DramaAlpaca Wed 08-Jun-16 13:15:05

Wyatt or Emmett go well with Sawyer.

Iliveinalighthousewiththeghost Wed 08-Jun-16 13:40:18

Cohan is the nicest out of a bad bunch. IMO, and goes well with Sawyer

WhyCantIuseTheNameIWant Wed 08-Jun-16 15:16:19

Isn't emmet the cornish for visitor/tourist?

samG76 Wed 08-Jun-16 17:30:23

and Emmet is the Hebrew for truth....

septembersunshine Wed 08-Jun-16 17:54:32

Wyatt for me. Cohen is just a bit strange for my liking and it sounds like half a word for something else (Coherent/cohesive/coherence). Not a name at all. I know it's a well known surname but it doesn't feel like much of a first name. Emmet is nice. Thinking of Twilight a bit. Would it get shortened to Em though? which is quite feminine. Umm... I am backing Wyatt.

WhyCantIuseTheNameIWant Fri 10-Jun-16 10:09:57

So emmet could be an honest visitor.
Sounds good .

FlossiesFurCoat Fri 10-Jun-16 12:58:41

Emmett is Cornish for ant and used as a derogatory term for tourists...

frobskottle Fri 10-Jun-16 16:59:07

my friends kid is called Cohen I like it. I don't think they get any Jewish comments. I like Emmett too.

BobbieMarie Fri 10-Jun-16 17:47:59

I love Wyatt!
Not so keen on the others but that's just me.

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