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(19 Posts)
Caramel22 Mon 08-Aug-16 19:36:58

Husband is suggesting this name for our son. Just after some opinions and curious as to how people would think this was pronounced and if there would be pronunciation issues? Thanks.

MaudGonneMad Mon 08-Aug-16 19:39:45

Is it pronounced Shown? Where is it from?

LunaLoveg00d Mon 08-Aug-16 19:45:16

I know a Sion who was Welsh and pronounced it as the standard Sean. Never heard Seon and my Spanish speaking brain would click in and pronounce it say-ON.

justpeachy74 Mon 08-Aug-16 19:48:13

I'm not Spanish but I would think it was pronounced Say-on.

LapinR0se Mon 08-Aug-16 19:53:40

I would think, oh that person has made a typo and correct it to Seán

Floggingmolly Mon 08-Aug-16 19:58:00

It actually is a little known variant of Seán; but it's bloody awful hmm

daisydalrymple Mon 08-Aug-16 19:58:29

I would guess same as sion / Shaun / Sean too.

sleepyhead Mon 08-Aug-16 20:00:37

Looks like the girl's name Seona (Shona) with the a left off. So I would assume it was pronounced Shown (to rhyme with own not frown), as opposed to Sean.

LapinR0se Mon 08-Aug-16 20:01:02

Google can't even find it...

Madbengalmum Mon 08-Aug-16 20:17:38

Dont like, sorry

sonlypuppyfat Mon 08-Aug-16 20:21:59

What's that now?

HoratioNightboy Mon 08-Aug-16 20:27:24

I'd think you were confused between the Irish and the Gaelic versions of John - Seán is Irish and Seòn is Gaelic, although the Gaelic form is barely known, even in Scotland. Pronounced the same as Seán.

But if that wasn't what you meant then I'd have no idea.

MamMamMam Mon 08-Aug-16 20:33:30

Seàn is irish for John. Pronounced Shawn. Ive never heard of seòn, but assume its along similar lines. As a side note seàn in a lovely namegrin

MrsGsnow18 Mon 08-Aug-16 21:36:35

I wouldn't be sure on how to pronounce by just reading it. I'd prob try Shown? Or just like Sean.
It looks nice on paper though, once people got used to it was pronounced it wouldn't be an issue.

BackforGood Mon 08-Aug-16 21:50:22

I'd cautiously sound out 'Sea-on' with a sort of question mark in my voice tone grin
I'd also wonder if it were a typo for Sean.

Aftershock15 Mon 08-Aug-16 22:34:12

I would think sea-on (like the fiat but an s) but if I saw it written down would also assume it was a girls name.

MrsJoeyMaynard Mon 08-Aug-16 23:21:31

No idea, but if I had to guess, I'd try see-awn.

villainousbroodmare Mon 08-Aug-16 23:23:26


Mouse510 Tue 09-Aug-16 16:43:52

Shona in gaelic is Seonaid. So it is similar but with the accent on the 'O'. Not sure what the pronunciation would be. Would you be condemning your DS to a lifetime of spelling his name? (I really like Rhuairidh for a boy which would have the same effect though!)

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