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Honest opinions on the following names for our baby boy

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user1470907786 Thu 11-Aug-16 10:58:39

y husband and I are expecting a baby boy later this year. We are both born and raised in London and have Turkish parents. We are thinking of giving our baby a Turksih name but only if it sounds good and is easily pronounced by non-Turkish speakers here in England.

We have gone through every potential turkish name there is and these are the only ones we really like. It would be helpful to us if you could explain why you like or dislike a name as well as we are gathering as much details as we can.

Our front runners are:

Levent (Leh-Vent)

Emre (Em-Ray/Rey)

Another two are on the list are:

Evren (Eh-Vren)

Metin (Meh-Tin)

Thank you in advance!

ppandj Thu 11-Aug-16 11:10:30

I really like Emre and Evren. I think I am drawn to them because of the current trend in British names to have names beginning with vowels which I do like. I think those names are softer sounding too.

LotsOfDots Thu 11-Aug-16 11:11:57

What nice names. I would have guessed pronunciation correctly for all of them I think, but I suspect that Metin might cause a few problems with people not sure if the first syllable is Mee or Meh?

I like Evren and Levent best, probably Evren more. I like the sound it makes! I suspect Emre would be misspelt often.

MackerelOfFact Thu 11-Aug-16 11:12:51

To my non-Turkish ears, I think Emre is absolutely lovely. I also quite like Evren.

In fact the only one I'm not keen on is Metin, being too close in sound to Martin - I think it would cause confusion.

Greenyogagirl Thu 11-Aug-16 11:15:38

Emre and Evren are lovely and I think easy to pronounce.
Metin to me sounds like 'my tin' in an accent which I'm not keen on.

user1470907786 Thu 11-Aug-16 11:16:41

Thanks for the responses so far everyone, this is very useful :-) It looks like Emre/Evren are popular!

augustusdecimus Thu 11-Aug-16 11:20:30

I also like Emre and Evren the most.

Loyly Thu 11-Aug-16 11:20:38

I love Levent, Emre and Evren. Metin sounds too much like Martin (a name I don't like) or the words 'met in...'. The other three are very lovely.

HelenaJustina Thu 11-Aug-16 11:21:41

Evren is fab!

user1470907786 Thu 11-Aug-16 11:21:47

Greenyogagirl, that comment about "my tin" made me laugh... it didn't even occur to me, but I can totally see it now :-)

villainousbroodmare Thu 11-Aug-16 11:23:07

Love them all bar Metin.

strawberrypenguin Thu 11-Aug-16 11:24:32

I like the sound of Evren best. I wouldn't have trouble pronouncing any of them once I had heard them (or seen the phonetics as you've posted) I think I would have got them fairly close anyway.
As others have said not sure if Metin might get a bit muddled with Martin

villainousbroodmare Thu 11-Aug-16 11:24:58

And Metin is also nice except that I think people will mispronounce it.

MrsGsnow18 Thu 11-Aug-16 12:00:38

Emre is a beautiful name!

Only name I would have mispronounced is Metin.

0pti0na1 Thu 11-Aug-16 12:09:01


Sophronia Thu 11-Aug-16 12:19:09

I love Evren and like Emre and Levent.

FleursDuMal Thu 11-Aug-16 12:20:41

Emre, what a lovely sounding name. Not feeling Metin for the reasons mentioned!

RuskBaby Thu 11-Aug-16 12:21:52

I know an Emre and he is a kind and gentle man, it's a lovely name.

peppercold Thu 11-Aug-16 12:22:00

Emre is lovely

crje Thu 11-Aug-16 12:22:13

Another vote for Emre

FourForYouGlenCoco Thu 11-Aug-16 12:27:18

ADORE Levent, slightly wish we'd come across it when we were naming our DS! Levent, Evren, Emre would be my top 3, in that order. Lovely lovely names OP.

ComedyWing Thu 11-Aug-16 12:37:45

Not so keen on Metin, which I think I'd be tempted to pronounce the French way if I didn't have any context. Evren is lovely, but Emre and Levent are also nice.

liane77 Thu 11-Aug-16 12:43:43

Emre is my favourite. It's lovely X

cosmicglittergirl Thu 11-Aug-16 12:46:25

I teach a lot of Turkish children and I've always liked the names Can (Jan) and Emre, so definitely Emre. They've also all been really nice children!

user1470907786 Thu 11-Aug-16 12:50:30

Cosmicglittergirl, I like Can (Jan) too but I prefer it as a middle name... which is probably going to be a whole other post soon :-)

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