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Sam or Cyrus?

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YoungGirlGrowingOld Mon 12-Sep-16 08:24:49

DS is due in December. Husband and I want a Persian name that is quite Anglicised. Our surname is very forrin-sounding and we would like his name to reflect a bit of both cultures if that makes sense.

I sort of think that Sam is too bland but Cyrus is too "out there". Also, is Sam always short for something or can I use it on its own? (It would be pronounced "Saam" in Farsi and I am not massively keen on that either).


Spartak Mon 12-Sep-16 08:28:32

Cyrus makes me think of the lead villain in Con Air, Cyrus the virus, so I prefer Sam.

AGruffaloCrumble Mon 12-Sep-16 08:30:39

Cyrus makes me think of the bad guy from Scandal so personally, I prefer Sam. My brother is a Sam and it's short for 'Sammy'. I think it is a name in its own right.

JazzAnnNonMouse Mon 12-Sep-16 09:58:34

I like cyrus

GoldPlatedBacon Mon 12-Sep-16 11:11:41

I grew up with a very English Cyrus. He was a very nice chap who pulled of his exotic name so its a thumbs up for me.

Loyly Mon 12-Sep-16 11:17:30


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MrsCaecilius Mon 12-Sep-16 11:41:55

I knew a Cyrus in my teens. Very English and totally suited him. Different without being bonkers. As you have the link with your family too - go for it!

JaneAustinAllegro Mon 12-Sep-16 11:45:36

cyrus - a really powerful name

DramaAlpaca Mon 12-Sep-16 11:49:50

I really like Cyrus.

YoungGirlGrowingOld Mon 12-Sep-16 11:51:41

Thanks for all the replies! I think I am going to woman up and go for Cyrus.... Apparently he was a mighty Persian king so let's hope DS can pull it off!! grin

Pipilangstrumpf Mon 12-Sep-16 13:59:59

Cyrus is a great name - cool, strong and elegant. I really like it!

Sam is quite dull in and overused in comparison.

0pti0na1 Mon 12-Sep-16 19:46:34

I like Cyrus!

BikeRunSki Mon 12-Sep-16 19:51:57

I gave an 8 year old Sam. We've only ever come across 2 others, so I can't say I've found it to be overused. I like that it is ageless/timeless etc. In our case it's short for Samuel, but I really wanted it to be short for Isambard!

ThroughThickAndThin01 Mon 12-Sep-16 19:52:57


averythinline Mon 12-Sep-16 19:54:47

Cyrus is fab....

Foxtato Mon 12-Sep-16 19:55:16

Cyrus makes me think of Miley Cyrus...

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