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BeyonceKnows Wed 11-Sep-19 17:04:00

... Is the barbarian link just too strong? I think it's a great name but I worry that people will just associate it with Conan the Barbarian (I actually don't even know who it is but I have heard of him, obviously).
Boy names are so difficult!!

DramaAlpaca Wed 11-Sep-19 17:06:24

I'm in Ireland and I know a couple. They don't get teased as far as I know, but then it's an Irish name so seems normal here. I quite like it.

ClaraThePigeon Wed 11-Sep-19 17:07:06

I'd immediately think of Conan the Barbarian.

Cherryblossomtrees Wed 11-Sep-19 17:07:14

Hmm yeah not keen, '... the Barbarian' just trips straight off the tongue.

I LOVED Conrad when I was pregnant and begged my DH to shortlist it.

user1493494961 Wed 11-Sep-19 17:13:00

Yes, automatically think of the Barbarian.

MrsBertBibby Wed 11-Sep-19 17:26:43

Yep, barbarian.


Saucery Wed 11-Sep-19 17:28:17

I know a couple of little Conans and tbh the barbarian link isn’t that strong.

Templetonstunafish Wed 11-Sep-19 17:29:45

I think the barbarian thing will only be the older generation. I love it personally.

CassianAndor Wed 11-Sep-19 17:30:00

well, it's my first thought but then it was a big film for my generation! Whether your son's generation will know or care is another matter.

I do like it as a name.

Treaclebee Wed 11-Sep-19 17:36:27

As soon as I read the thread title my brain went ...the barbarian and then secondly that weird US talk show host.
Think Ronan is lovely. Lovely Ronan Keating!!!

BeyonceKnows Wed 11-Sep-19 18:35:18

I think the trouble is, as CherryBlossoms says, it does just trip straight off the tongue so even if people haven't seen the film, it's almost just a well known phrase IYKWIM.
I do really like it though, just don't know if I'm brave enough...

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