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SunnyInMay Mon 07-Nov-16 22:15:41

Baby is half Persian and DP likes Cyrus for a boy. Opinions pls? Does it work in the UK?

RiverTam Mon 07-Nov-16 22:17:27

Wasn't Cyrus the virus a very unpleasant fictional serial killer? Can't remember the film.

Miley Cyrus

Persian emperor

Don't like it, don't think it works.

originalmavis Mon 07-Nov-16 22:19:37

Darius perhaps.

sonlypuppyfat Mon 07-Nov-16 22:19:57

Billy Ray?

Thatwaslulu Mon 07-Nov-16 22:21:37

Reza? Ramin? Cyrus is OK, but makes me think Billy Ray. To me it sounds more American than Persian.

originalmavis Mon 07-Nov-16 22:53:43

Is the surname traditional though? If you are living here/bringing him up here I'd not go the full Monty with both Persian first and surnames.

Davood (David)

Pipilangstrumpf Mon 07-Nov-16 22:54:13

Cyrus is a great name! Cool, easy to say/spell and not overused.

originalmavis Mon 07-Nov-16 22:55:34

Si-rus of sirr-rooz? Farsi isn't all that easy to wrap your mouth around!

Permanentlyexhausted Mon 07-Nov-16 22:58:00

Makes me think of Cyrus as in Con Air (I think that is who RiverTam was referring to) or Cyrus as in Billy Ray. Sorry!

Vixxfacee Mon 07-Nov-16 22:58:32

I really like it.

HurricaneSwallows Mon 07-Nov-16 22:59:54

Billy Ray

I like pp suggestion of Aryan

CakeRattleandRoll Mon 07-Nov-16 23:07:28

I like it. I know two - one 40 something, no Persian background, one early 30s, Persian background.

Sophronia Mon 07-Nov-16 23:23:48

I like it a lot

MadameSilva Tue 08-Nov-16 07:44:36

I think it's cool 😎

GinIsIn Tue 08-Nov-16 07:47:20

I thought serial killer too - sorry! blush but I do like the name.

MrsCaecilius Tue 08-Nov-16 07:51:08

Love it. Knew one in my teens, worked really well. Persian notations to me!

DownWithThisSortaThing Tue 08-Nov-16 07:57:08

Cyrus just makes me think of Miley, people would probably think you're a fan, which is no problem if you are I suppose!

Aryan has bad connotations - don't use that!

Joinourclub Tue 08-Nov-16 08:02:53

I like it. And I like Cy for short.

CanandWill Tue 08-Nov-16 08:06:13

I like it.

PoloZolo Tue 08-Nov-16 08:07:00

I like it

Pluto30 Tue 08-Nov-16 08:45:22

Billy Ray and Miley.

Agree that Aryan has seriously bad connotations. Avoid like the plague.

RiverTam Tue 08-Nov-16 10:42:38

Yea, agree about Aryan, I know that in plenty of countries it's a perfectly acceptable name, but unfortunately given still-recent European history, I think it's a very bad idea. Which is a pity, as its a nice name.

Raines100 Tue 08-Nov-16 10:51:41

I think Cyrus is great

RebeccaWithTheGoodHair Tue 08-Nov-16 11:35:19

It was my name if DD had turned out to be a boy. Love love love it

originalmavis Tue 08-Nov-16 18:09:13

I rather like Silas. My eccentric grandmother had a huge tabby called that and I've always had a soft spot for the name.

Will his surname be Iranian?

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