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Brogan - boys name or girls name?!

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princesshaley Thu 27-Oct-16 18:12:26

I've come across the name Brogan, which I like for a boy, but I've seen it used a lot for a girl, and I know a few girls with the names, but no boys.

Around when I was born, it was apparently a lot more popular for girls (165 girls vs 34 boys), but last year, it was much more popular for boys (58 boys vs 16 girls).

Should I add it to my boys list, even though the Brogans my age are girls? Or should I let it go? confused

AnnetteKertan Thu 27-Oct-16 18:42:36

I've only ever met a female Brogan but I do think it's a rather masculine name

PoldarksBreeches Thu 27-Oct-16 18:47:05

It's ugly either way, sorry

DerelictMyBalls Thu 27-Oct-16 18:50:29

It sounds very similar to Began (the Aussie version of ch*v).

DerelictMyBalls Thu 27-Oct-16 18:51:26


tonsiltennis Thu 27-Oct-16 18:52:25

Neither. It's a surname.

Sophronia Thu 27-Oct-16 19:02:39

The one I know is female

Aoibhe Thu 27-Oct-16 19:08:45

It's a common surname in Ireland not helpful

SunnyInMay Thu 27-Oct-16 19:20:55

I've only ever met one who was female.

Bertucci Thu 27-Oct-16 19:22:47

It reminds me of the derogatory Australian term 'Bogan'.

TenThousandSpoons Thu 27-Oct-16 19:23:31

I've met one girl called Brogan. How about Brody?

TroysMammy Thu 27-Oct-16 19:24:29

I knew a female one. She must be about 23 now.

MrsGsnow18 Thu 27-Oct-16 19:31:53

I have only ever encountered two female Brogans. (One is 5 or 6 now the other much older) I also know it as a surname.
It sounds masculine enough, but many people will perhaps associate with being a girl's name.

SimonLeBonOnAndOn Thu 27-Oct-16 19:34:00

I'd say it was a male name, but I know a female one.
Can't stand it. Awful name.

Onlytimewilltell Thu 27-Oct-16 19:40:13

I know one boy aged 9. I think it's lovely.

Sugarpiehoneyeye Thu 27-Oct-16 19:42:40

Either, but I don't like it, sorry.

LynetteScavo Thu 27-Oct-16 19:42:48

I think it's more a boys name, because it reminds me of brogues. But girls can wear brogues toogrin

MrsJayy Thu 27-Oct-16 19:43:32

2 girls i know are Brogan it is 1 of those names you can unisex it isn't an ugly name whatever you decide

poppyknot Thu 27-Oct-16 19:55:36

As a surname (Irish) I think it would be a legitimate boy's name and would work if you were Scottish If you needed a justification.

EssentialHummus Thu 27-Oct-16 19:58:02

Neither, it's awful.

Pluto30 Thu 27-Oct-16 20:18:10

Makes me think of bogan.

It's not even a particularly nice last name, let alone first name. I'd think it was a boy's name, not a girl's though.

LadyOfTheCanyon Thu 27-Oct-16 20:23:42

Yep, sounds like Bogan. Or Bogey ( sorry ). Ugly either way.

hoddtastic Thu 27-Oct-16 20:33:54

if you don't know what it is, and you want to use it then assume most people will feel likewise. It's not very nice for either sex though tbh.

hoddtastic Thu 27-Oct-16 20:34:21

and i am someone who had Murphy on a shortlist for one of my kids.

SendARavenToRiverRun Thu 27-Oct-16 20:53:03

I know a girl with the name. Not one of my favourite names ( and one of my girls has a surname first name)

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