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user1470686892 Thu 17-Nov-16 20:33:33

Have a penchant for surname sounding names, liked this for years, what's your thoughts?
Do you think it will suit a grown man and does it sound too American?

cookielove Thu 17-Nov-16 20:35:56

I love it!

QueenOfTheNaps Thu 17-Nov-16 20:36:25

I once knew (had a fling with) a man with the surname Sawyer and he used it as his nickname. I like it!

ScarletForYa Thu 17-Nov-16 20:36:49

Love, love, love it.

And I dislike surname names, but this one works.

Joinourclub Thu 17-Nov-16 20:37:22

Yes it sounds American, but not 'too'American.

PinkiePiesCupcakes Thu 17-Nov-16 20:38:13

Wasn't he the hot one on Lost?

Schmoochypoos Thu 17-Nov-16 20:40:41

I really like it

DramaAlpaca Thu 17-Nov-16 21:21:59

Really good name, I love it.

Sophronia Thu 17-Nov-16 21:25:18

I know a girl named Sawyer (American), I do prefer it for a boy though.

TheCakes Thu 17-Nov-16 21:26:27

By sheer coincidence, DH is watching Lost right now. Sawyer is indeed the hot one!

MrsTerryPratchett Thu 17-Nov-16 21:37:21

Love it. Unless your surname is Tom.

AuntJane Thu 17-Nov-16 22:30:23

Pronounced as Soya?

ScarletForYa Fri 18-Nov-16 08:34:01

Soy-er. The r is pronounced.

NoArtificialColours Fri 18-Nov-16 08:45:43

It does sound American but it's really nice.

Good choice

Pluto30 Fri 18-Nov-16 09:27:11

I prefer it for a girl, but like it for either. smile

Although, in England and other places, it'll be pronounced like soya.

KlingybunFistelvase Fri 18-Nov-16 09:31:09

I like it! But would probably have assumed it was a girl name. I don't know why. Think it's nice for either girl or boy.

HateSummer Fri 18-Nov-16 09:33:11

First thought: Sawyer from Lost, who was a criminal who redeemed himself. I personally don't like the name. It's very American.

user1470686892 Fri 18-Nov-16 20:07:19

Ah, I remember Sawyer from Lost now, maybe one of the best looking men I've ever seen.

Well that answers my question about it suiting a man.

Thanks for all your positive comments.

ScarletForYa Fri 18-Nov-16 20:35:20

Yeah, he was gorgeous.

SuePerkins Fri 18-Nov-16 20:40:41

I know of a girl Sawyer, pronounced like Soya. I think it's much more suited to a boy.

allthatnonsense Fri 18-Nov-16 21:26:50

It does sound American to me. This is fine if you are American, but not so great if you're British imo.

Onenerfwarfrombreakdown Fri 18-Nov-16 22:15:47

I know a little girl named Sawyer, at first I was a bit surprised as I'd never heard it used for a girl but it actually really suits her and I think it can work for either boy or girl.
Also helps that I'm in Scotland so it's pronounced with a very definite rolling "rrr" sound at the end and could never ever be mistaken for soya!

Mclaren37 Sun 20-Nov-16 07:07:33

I like it! Word of warning, it sounds much nicer when the R is pronounced. We have an Archer who was born in the States. When we moved to England it sounded slightly less attractive pronounced Aacha. (Both the Rs disappeared!) The same will happen with Sawya. As pps have said, if you are in the US or Scotland then go for it!

Fairylea Sun 20-Nov-16 07:33:22

I don't like it. Sorry! All I can think of is the guy from Lost!

BlossomHillOne Sun 20-Nov-16 07:42:20

I don't like it - sorry.

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