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Username0000007 Wed 08-Nov-17 18:06:38

Would like some opinions on the name Euan James as a brother for George.

Is it boring? Dated? I know it's not exactly on trend but I'd prefer to avoid a name that will date badly.

It looks as though we won't be able to use our first and favourite choice so this is a back up name.

EllaHen Wed 08-Nov-17 18:07:40

I love it.

WhyOhWine Wed 08-Nov-17 18:10:52

I like it. TO me it is similar to Ethan and Evan which are both fairly popular, but more unusual so less risk of multiple Euans in his class at school.

I met a 7 year old Euan recently (although think he was actually spelt Ewan) and it did not feel at all dated using it.

Username0000007 Wed 08-Nov-17 18:11:54

Thanks, sounds positive. It's not too similar to Ian is it?

ChrissyHynde Wed 08-Nov-17 18:12:00

I have a Euan - it’s a good balance of not too popular and quite unusual

leccybill Wed 08-Nov-17 18:12:11

I love it. To me, Euan is intelligent and a bit geeky, but in a good way.
It's a lovely name.

Squ1ggle Wed 08-Nov-17 18:13:30

My ds is a Euan and we love it. Never had a negative reaction to it

sonlypuppyfat Wed 08-Nov-17 18:17:54

I've got a Ieuan

Username0000007 Wed 08-Nov-17 18:26:45

Thanks all. This is a difficult decision for me (see my other thread on reusing name).

euanthesheepiloveyou Wed 08-Nov-17 18:31:49

Well I love it!!

Username0000007 Wed 08-Nov-17 18:38:32

Thank you.

Other mn option is Patrick. So Euan James or Euan Patrick.

euanthesheepiloveyou Wed 08-Nov-17 18:42:00

Euan Patrick. 💜

MrsBonato Wed 08-Nov-17 18:42:46

Euan Patrick is probably less common. I love both names.

BernardBlacksHangover Wed 08-Nov-17 18:50:37

I like Euan Patrick. I know a toddler named Euan and it really suits him and is lovely on him. His brother is Rhys, which I also like fwiw.

maitaimojito Wed 08-Nov-17 19:10:31

I really like it. I actually know siblings called George and Euan.

daisypond Wed 08-Nov-17 20:39:03

Euan is a really great name - it's one of my favourites.

leccybill Wed 08-Nov-17 20:45:06

Euan Patrick is gorgeous.

Hooplaaaa Wed 08-Nov-17 20:47:07

Euan Patrick is an amazing name!

Pidlan Wed 08-Nov-17 20:50:51

Lovely! I know many boys called Iwan- the Welsh version.

BabloHoney Wed 08-Nov-17 21:36:41

We have a Ewan! He’s 3. We love it as perfect balance of not too common and not too out there. I liked the Euan spelling too and Euan Patrick sounds lovely x

MikeUniformMike Wed 08-Nov-17 21:57:01

Euan and Ian mean the same - they are both forms of the name John/Johann.
Shouldn't cause problems though.
If you had a dozen children you could call them all versions of John:
John
Jane
Sinead
Siobhan
Iain
Ieuan
Janet
Joan
Yvette
Shaun
Jenkin
Ioan
Evan
Hans
Juan
Gianni
Yahya
Ivan
...

SuperBeagle Wed 08-Nov-17 23:03:52

Euan is lovely.

I have only know two (both adults now), both spelt Ewan. I think that carries a more intuitive pronunciation here in Australia, but in the UK, I doubt Euan would cause any issues.

Euan Patrick is fantastic.

CormoranStrike Fri 10-Nov-17 22:06:31

Love Euan Patrick.

EmmaC78 Sat 11-Nov-17 22:46:58

I like it too.

BigGlasses Sat 11-Nov-17 23:24:47

I really really like the name Euan / Ewan. Euan Patrick is lovely. I know quite a few Ewan/Euans aging from about 45 to 5 and each of them are lovely men/boys. The only issue I have is is keeps autocorrecting Euan to Evan on this post! And I think Euan is much nicer.

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