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Opinions on the name Caelan?

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laurenho Fri 24-Mar-17 17:51:00

This is the name we are going to name our baby boy (due in 6 days!) but I suppose opinions would be nice. I do have another thread but that's for future boys names smile

Thanks smile

Mumzypopz Fri 24-Mar-17 18:49:43

Sorry, but I don't like it at all. I think it's a bit ponsey and he will spend his whole life telling people how to spell it.

AnythingNotEverything Fri 24-Mar-17 18:51:45

I'm not keen. I'm all for unusual names (I have 2 DDs who share their names with around 20 babies born the same year as them) but I don't like names that sound made up. Sorry.

AnythingNotEverything Fri 24-Mar-17 18:53:53

Just seen your other thread. I see it's a genuine Irish name. Sorry. Still not keen.

Bitchfromhell Fri 24-Mar-17 18:55:13

I think it's lovely. Are you Welsh? It sounds Celtic.

Mutella Fri 24-Mar-17 18:55:42

Awful. Looks like a half-hearted attempt to anglicise an Irish name.

booellesmum Fri 24-Mar-17 18:57:55

Actually really like it.
I spend my life telling people how to spell my name which is really common but just has different versions - so wouldn't take that into account.

Mutella Fri 24-Mar-17 18:58:08

There is an Irish name that means thin, and it is a bit like this but not quite. Something looks missing in Caelan. Maybe a d and an h. lol. Sounds like I'm having a laugh to mock but I'm not, it looks to 'light' on consonants to my eye.

Mumzypopz Fri 24-Mar-17 19:07:38

I can imagine teachers rolling their eyes in a few years time.

ASqueakingInTheShrubbery Fri 24-Mar-17 19:15:44

I like it.

Pencilvester Fri 24-Mar-17 19:16:04

A lovely Irish name.

user1490294831 Fri 24-Mar-17 19:17:03

It's no different to any other anglicised Irish name? For example: Aidan.

I like it OP smile

Why will teachers roll their eyes?

Gaelach Fri 24-Mar-17 19:21:01

How are you pronouncing it? Kale-in or Keel-in? Spelling will differ for pronunciation.

Whatslovegottodo Fri 24-Mar-17 19:23:38

I like it a lot.
But be aware with both cay-len and -shay-len being acceptable pronunciations you may get errors.

GiveMyHeadPeaceffs Fri 24-Mar-17 19:24:48

I love the name Caolan, it's a strong Irish name grin

MiniMaxi Fri 24-Mar-17 19:25:59

I like it! My friend has a son called Caelan and it was on our list (DH has Irish heritage)

Namehunting001 Fri 24-Mar-17 19:29:18

I like it a lot! Gorgeous name! Lovely sound to it - very graceful and yet masculine. Good luck with the birth smile

Oblomov17 Fri 24-Mar-17 19:35:40

I thought it was Welsh. Ds has one in his class.

DreamingofBrie Fri 24-Mar-17 19:39:01

I used to teach one and he was a superstar!

MidnightVelvetthe7th Fri 24-Mar-17 19:47:14

First time I've heard this name, I don't know its heritage but I'd pronounce it Kaylan but as it looks Irish I'm not sure that's right.

If it bothers you, it may not, some people will assume it's a yoonique spelling of Kaylan.

florascotianew Fri 24-Mar-17 21:21:36

This is absolutely not a criticism, but since the name comes from the Gaelic 'caol' which means 'narrow' or 'slender', I've usually only seen it spelled Caolan, with a fada over the second a . Either that, or completely anglicised to Keelan.
Is there a special reason for your chosen spelling? There may well be, I don't know.
All good wishes, anyway!

reuset Fri 24-Mar-17 21:26:18

Have you donned your tin foil hat, OP grin This isn't going to be a popular one.

I don't like it, or the spelling. Not my taste.

SantasLittleMonkeyButler Fri 24-Mar-17 21:31:12

I know a Caelan. In his case it's pronounced Kaylan.

I'm not a fan TBH.

celtiethree Fri 24-Mar-17 21:54:29

I really like it, I'm in Scotland and have seen that spelling.

squoosh Fri 24-Mar-17 22:53:55

I know a couple of women called Caoileann (pr Keelin) and a male Keelin.

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