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(52 Posts)
mude Sat 10-Feb-18 20:46:52

Do you know any? Are they male or female? How old are they?

Thank you !

bushtailadventures Sat 10-Feb-18 20:50:52

I know one, 4 yr old little boy. I like the name, although I was surprised when I first heard it. I am old enough to remember The Sweeney though, which might be why I was surprised.

Tillymintsmama Sat 10-Feb-18 20:52:35

I know a 2 year old little boy called Regan. He's lovely! Xx

Outbackshack Sat 10-Feb-18 20:53:00's all I think of. Never come across any but would assume female

FennyBridges Sat 10-Feb-18 20:53:03

I really like it for a girl although unfortunately it is also the girl in The Exorcist (I'm pretty sure.)

italiancortado Sat 10-Feb-18 20:53:39

3 teenage girls locally. I think it's a really harsh name

Novia Sat 10-Feb-18 20:56:30

Isn't it also one of the nasty sisters in King Lear?

AdaColeman Sat 10-Feb-18 20:57:19

I'd say Regan was a name for a girl, and her younger sister would have to be Cordelia.

WhatwouldRuthdo Sat 10-Feb-18 20:57:22

I would assume female - makes me think of King Lear. Not a great association for me I’m afraid.

OlennasWimple Sat 10-Feb-18 20:58:02

In the UK I know two boy Regans (both under 10). In the US I know two girl Regans (both over 10)

Alisvolatpropiis Sat 10-Feb-18 20:59:27

I would assume female because of King Lear and the Exorcist.

I think it’s awful though.

MrsFrTedCrilly Sat 10-Feb-18 20:59:48

I know one mid 40’s female, she is unpleasant just like her namesake in King Lear.
I really liked the name before I met her.

PeasAndHarmony Sat 10-Feb-18 21:09:33

I know one Raegan (spellt like that) and she's a girl.

Regan reminds me of king Lear and she wasn't a nice character at all!

Pompom42 Sat 10-Feb-18 21:10:45

Reegan she’s a girl around 10 I think
Her brothers/sisters all have presidents names

UrsulaPandress Sat 10-Feb-18 21:11:54

Girl. Know if one.

scrabbler3 Sat 10-Feb-18 21:14:04

I don't like the King Lear association but I don't think it's an awful name.

Gasp0deTheW0nderD0g Sat 10-Feb-18 21:17:55

Her brothers/sisters all have presidents names

Intriguing! Is one of them Barack or Obama? Hoping no Trump. Surely not Bush or Nixon? I suppose I could see how you might want to use one of the following: Carter, Woodrow, Franklin, Theodore, Calvin, Herbert, Warren, Clinton, Lyndon, Kennedy, Truman. I'm assuming Ronald, Jimmy, George, John, Richard and Bill are too ordinary - nobody would automatically describe any of those as Presidents' names.

mude Sat 10-Feb-18 21:30:50

Interesting, thank you all. Are these pronounced Ree-gn
Ray-Gn? Or any other?

Sugarhunnyicedtea Sat 10-Feb-18 21:34:07

I know 3, two boys aged 13 & 14 and a girl aged 10. All pronounced Ree-gn

MrsFrTedCrilly Sat 10-Feb-18 21:36:47


Aridane Sat 10-Feb-18 21:44:37

No, no - only King Lear’s Horrible daughter

blatblatblat Sat 10-Feb-18 23:51:01

My exes niece was called Regan (prn Reegun) I guess she's be about 15 now. I'm really not keen.

FizzyGreenWater Sun 11-Feb-18 10:48:01

Girl. Really horrid, both the sound and the associations!

Sugarhunnyicedtea Sun 11-Feb-18 11:40:39

Wow! Lots of nasty comments. There's many names I absolutely loathe but I'm not sure I'd be so harsh. Hope my child doesn't meet any of you 😢

PaperdollCartoon Sun 11-Feb-18 11:43:22

It’s an awful chavvy name.

Sugar this board is for critiquing names, it’s often harsh as people come here for honesty, doesn’t mean someone would be horrible to someone with that name.

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