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Regan/reegan for baby boy?

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kayleighb21 Mon 07-Nov-16 23:25:00

What do you think to the name Regan (pronounced ree-gan) not ray-gan, for a baby boy?

justtowarm Mon 07-Nov-16 23:31:07

The only Regan I have known is female but I've always thought it was nicer for a boy smile

Underchipsandpeas Mon 07-Nov-16 23:33:18

Awful. Sorry.

Pluto30 Mon 07-Nov-16 23:36:53

I'd assume you were a Ronald Reagan fan, even if the pronunciation was slightly different.

DramaAlpaca Mon 07-Nov-16 23:37:41

I've always thought of it as a female name as it's one of King Lear's daughters in Shakespeare.

Not keen on it for a boy.

Awwlookatmybabyspider Tue 08-Nov-16 01:15:28

Isn't that the name of the little girl in the exorcist

TheFirie Tue 08-Nov-16 01:40:14

Like the US president?

HearTheThunderRoar Tue 08-Nov-16 01:58:22

My ex SIL son was called Regan (I'm not in the UK though) and he's 17. I have met a couple of other Regans' over the years but they would be in their teens now so it seems quite dated, however I still like the name for both a girl or boy.

It's a perfectly good name imo.

user1471927379 Tue 08-Nov-16 02:42:49

Oh seems to have an unpopular opinion but i love it. My mum actually was gonna name my brother that.

HappyCamel Tue 08-Nov-16 03:51:51

It's a good name but I would assume he was a girl. Never heard it used for a boy.

user1477282676 Tue 08-Nov-16 03:53:38

It's a girl's name as much as Penelope or Charlotte are girl's names. People will assume he's a girl on forms etc.

Regan is a character from King Lear...Shakespeare's play.

Fezzik Tue 08-Nov-16 04:03:00

I like it. I have a male friend called Regan so I automatically assume it is a male name despite the Shakespeare link.

I think it is quite a 'cool' name but not too faddy.

ElizaDontlittle Tue 08-Nov-16 04:18:46

I'd assume it was a girl's name, sorry.

mathanxiety Tue 08-Nov-16 05:06:05

I have only ever known girls/women named Regan, and the Shakespeare character was female.

CrazyGreyhoundLady Tue 08-Nov-16 05:43:25

It's lovely! I think names like Regan, Harley and Taylor etc that can be used for either gender are the best! Why stick to picking a name with a gender attached?
(My only issue would be after recent walking dead events every time I used the name it would remind me of that blush )

GinIsIn Tue 08-Nov-16 05:44:30

It's a nice name but very much a girls name.

JennaTee Tue 08-Nov-16 17:38:07

Love this name!

Not sure why people think of it as a girls name as in 2015 there were 102 boys called Regan and only 10 girls

Vixxfacee Tue 08-Nov-16 17:46:00

Like it. Boy's name.

dotdotdotmustdash Tue 08-Nov-16 17:48:24

I've only know boys called Regan and I've worked in about 10 schools over the past 5 years!

Lovesmypinkones Fri 11-Nov-16 18:09:30

My nephew is a Reegan, never heard of another one. love it (obviously)

ManonLescaut Fri 11-Nov-16 18:20:30

The connotations aren't great either Ronnie Regan, or the evil sister in King Lear.

SpunkyMummy Fri 11-Nov-16 19:50:08

Well, there's the Shakespeare association and the presidential one...

I do think it's a lovely name. And it isn't like toddlers would associate it with either. But other parents most likely would. And when your DS is older he and his friend might as well.

So, idk. If you love it you should go for it. (No name regret). It certainly isn't horrible or anything like that. The name itself is actually great.

So, uhm... I think I'm confusing myself confused. Oops.

KlingybunFistelvase Fri 11-Nov-16 21:46:25

I know one! He's dreadful. But that's not the point.

Hmmmm I think I like it, but he'd need to be quite cool to pull it off maybe...

PoldarksBreeches Fri 11-Nov-16 21:52:26

It's a girl's name to me but I accept that might have moved on since Shakespeare's day. If you use it don't spell it Reegan.

Bertucci Fri 11-Nov-16 21:55:46


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