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MrsDarcy4092 Sat 09-Jul-16 06:40:39

Regardless of spelling, what do you think of the name?

Diamondsandpurls Sat 09-Jul-16 07:04:09

Perfectly respectable, no complaints here. Personally I'd go with irwin but only because I've never seen an Erwin or Erwyn.

Liz09 Sat 09-Jul-16 07:11:39

It reminds me of the turtle from Raising Helen, and the little "reject" kid from The Addams Family Values movie. They are the only two Irwins I've ever heard of. Oh, aside from Steve Irwin!

It's actually quite a nice name... not one you hear often/ever, really. I think the right little boy could pull it off well. It sounds horrible in my accent, but it probably sounds better in others (as most things do!) smile

Oh, and like the first poster, I'd spell it Irwin as it's the only way I've known it to be spelt.

Daffodil90 Sat 09-Jul-16 07:13:15

Id go Erwyn, for the same reasons as above. It's lovely!

ChippyMinton Sat 09-Jul-16 07:42:58

I know a teenage one - it's a lovely name. No idea how he spells it.

Sophronia Sat 09-Jul-16 09:15:11

I like it. Erwin is my preferred spelling.

leoniethelioness Sat 09-Jul-16 09:50:47

I prefer Edwin. I'm not sure about the "Er" sound.

Hawkmoth Sat 09-Jul-16 09:52:33

Sorry, I just think of Rommel.

MrsDarcy4092 Sat 09-Jul-16 11:38:34

That is unfortunate as were planning the middle name "Fox" but perhaps not...

badtime Sat 09-Jul-16 14:25:00

Yup, Erwin Rommel.
Although his popular reputation is more as a German than a Nazi IYSWIM, so it's not like calling your kid Adolf or something.

squoosh Sun 10-Jul-16 00:17:04

Good old Denis Irwin.

DrinkFeckArseGirls Sun 10-Jul-16 00:57:00

Fon't they all get pronouced sort of like "owen". I used to think it was "er-win" but then heard someone say they surname "owen".

ChippyMinton Sun 10-Jul-16 12:14:42

Definitely Err-win.
Maybe it depends on their accent?

franke Sun 10-Jul-16 12:26:39

Erwin, pronounced "Airveen" is quite an old fashioned name here in Germany although I don't think it has any particularly negative connotations re Rommel. I quite like it in any spelling. I like Edwin too.

DrinkFeckArseGirls Sun 10-Jul-16 20:47:37

chippy amd franke that's what I thought but I heard that English guy say "Irwin" as "Owen" 😖
I suppose it does depend on accent. Off to google the pronunciation.

Wafer1 Thu 08-Sep-16 21:37:15

I love this name spelt anyway you like. I've named my son it spelt

Ankleswingers Thu 08-Sep-16 21:38:51

Don't like it whatever way it's spelt.

The spelling 'Irwin' reminds me of the late Steve Irwin .

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Batmam Thu 08-Sep-16 21:50:07

Prefer Erwan actually

emwithme Thu 08-Sep-16 22:00:13

Erwin, as in Schrodinger (don't even think of Rommel) is an excellent name so excellent, one of my cats has it

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PotatoBread Sat 10-Sep-16 22:34:30

Erwin is my preferred spelling. Makes it look less like a surname which in my mind is what Irwin is.

ElornaElephant Sat 10-Sep-16 22:45:33

Erwyn is my favourite spelling, it has a Welsh look to it?

However where I live (NI) Irwin is just an awfully pronounced common surname!

MrsGsnow18 Sun 11-Sep-16 09:48:59

I think it's lovely no matter how it's spelled. Irwin or Erwyn would be my preferences. Maybe go for the latter so as not to confuse with surname/bread.

JemimaMuddledUp Sun 11-Sep-16 09:53:29

Erwyn would be pronounced Err-win rather than Urr-win.

Erwyn isn't that common, but there are lots of names that sound similar that are, eg Gerwyn and Berwyn.

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