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Tollygunge Sun 18-Sep-16 10:13:30

How do people pronounce this?

playftseforme Sun 18-Sep-16 10:14:47

Osheen is how my do pronounces it

SuburbanRhonda Sun 18-Sep-16 10:15:09

Please don't say you're thinking of using a baby name that you can't pronounce shock

treaclesoda Sun 18-Sep-16 10:15:22

I would pronounce it Osh-een. Or Oh-sheen. I've heard it pronounced both ways. I would be guided by the person whose name it is (or their parents, if it is a baby) as to how they want it pronounced.

ohmygodyouguys Sun 18-Sep-16 10:15:45

Aw-sheen. My husband's cousin has a little boy called Oisin.

VioletBam Sun 18-Sep-16 10:17:20

I've only heard it said "Oh-Sheen" and never Aw-Sheen

fragiolo Sun 18-Sep-16 10:17:40

Usheen. If you live in UK and call your child Oisin they will have to prounounce and/or spell it every day of their life. Take it from one who knows!

Janek Sun 18-Sep-16 10:19:01

I would say usheen too. I really like the name.

ShowOfHands Sun 18-Sep-16 10:19:26

My mate is uh sheen.

courtwood Sun 18-Sep-16 10:23:27


MaudGonneMad Sun 18-Sep-16 10:25:31

It's 'Uh-sheen' - and the correct spelling is Oisín.

PatronSaintOfNothing Sun 18-Sep-16 10:27:14

It's my son's name and we pronounce it Osh - een because I'm northern Irish. If you're from the south you'd pronounce it Oh - sheen.

PotatoBread Sun 18-Sep-16 10:27:53

I've heard it pronounced Osh-sheen and Oh-Sheen.

PatronSaintOfNothing Sun 18-Sep-16 10:28:37

Or Usheen, I've heard it said that way too by people from the South. And yeah if you live in mainland Britain noone ever pronounces it correctly.

Soubriquet Sun 18-Sep-16 10:31:01

I've heard it pronounced oh-sheen

Chiliprepper Sun 18-Sep-16 10:31:39

I've heard it both ways aw-sheen/uh-sheen and O-sheen. Think the pronunciation divide is on similar lines to Row-sheen rosh-een for roisin

LadyMonicaBaddingham Sun 18-Sep-16 10:37:13


villainousbroodmare Sun 18-Sep-16 10:38:33

The correct pronunciation is UH-sheen. Subject to minor accent variation. Fada on the i as pp says.
Róisín has a fada on both o and i which lengthens the sound, so RO-sheen.
Roisín is not a recognised name but would be pronounced RUSH-een.

Chiliprepper Sun 18-Sep-16 11:24:09

Maybe in theory but certainly not I practice in my experience villian, have known many people, young and old, by either pronounciation of both names. North and south

WaitrosePigeon Sun 18-Sep-16 11:47:30


Sophronia Sun 18-Sep-16 12:05:42

Uh-sheen or Oh-sheen. I've heard both.

twinjocks Sun 18-Sep-16 15:42:44

There are millions of under 10yo Oisins in Dublin atm and every one I've come across is pronounced Uh-sheen.

DramaAlpaca Sun 18-Sep-16 15:45:19

In Ireland it's Uh-sheen, with a slight stress on the second syllable, and the correct spelling is Oisín.

hardtopinpoint Sun 18-Sep-16 15:46:38

In Welsh it's Osh-Ann

And it's lovely

wineapotamus Sun 18-Sep-16 17:20:12

Osian (Welsh version of this) is on our very very short list. I love it! I was really hoping this baby would be a girl because we didn't have a great boy's name but now I'm excited about the prospect of using it. It's unusual but easy to pronounce (and nickname Oshy for a little teeny one is super cute).

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