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Peterfdsouza Tue 12-Jun-18 11:35:32

Hello everyone.... I love the name Ruan. But m not sure about its exact meaning and origin. Can I use it as a christian name?? Please help....

MikeUniformMike Tue 12-Jun-18 12:56:22

It makes me think of Ruin.

Blazinghotmonkey Tue 12-Jun-18 16:56:13

Is it pronounced Roo-an?

SoddingUnicorns Tue 12-Jun-18 16:58:35

It’s Cornish, I have a friend with a Ruan. Apparently the origins are fairly vague but they had a mediaeval Cornish saint called Ruan.

squidgesquodge Tue 12-Jun-18 17:06:26

I had a school friend called Ruan. I like it - but then he was a really nice boy so my judgment is coloured. There is at least one village in Cornwall called Ruan (Ruan Lanihorne) so, to my mind, it's no different to Veryan.

Blazinghotmonkey Tue 12-Jun-18 18:06:13

Realised my comment may have looked like I didn’t like it...which I do! I think (if I’m pronouncing it right) it’s lovely and a perfectly reasonable Christian name. I love the nickname Roo mind smile

Her0utdoors Tue 12-Jun-18 18:08:21

I know a Ryan, his mum has a Gaelic name, so assumed it was Gaelic too. I like it.

Her0utdoors Tue 12-Jun-18 18:09:02

Stoopid auto carrot. You know I ment Ruan, right?

Peterfdsouza Tue 12-Jun-18 18:40:23

You are right. It is pronounced as Roo - an. It sounds really lovely. Hence I love the name.

Gaelach Tue 12-Jun-18 18:41:29

Ruán generally means red-headed.

SacharissaCrisplock Tue 12-Jun-18 18:49:00

Reminds me of the Cornish village - Ruan Minor on the Lizard Peninsula

avocadosrus Tue 12-Jun-18 18:58:14

It would just make me think that you misspelt Roan sorry, I love "quirky" names but not this one! Roan I do like however!

mikado1 Tue 12-Jun-18 19:02:40

Think it's Roo-awn, Rúán in Irish. Really nice. not as nice if pronounced Roo-an.

Gloopy Tue 12-Jun-18 19:09:39

I think it's a lovely name. I really like it and the spelling.

mikado1 Tue 12-Jun-18 19:20:10

Another similar sounding one is Cuan (harbour)- Coo-n (softer than -an)

Belmo Wed 13-Jun-18 09:47:31

The Scottish gaelic is Ruadhan. I quite like it!

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