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Shireen? What do you think?

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sliversloth Fri 18-Oct-19 20:00:50

What do you think of the girls name Shireen?

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LenoVintura Fri 18-Oct-19 20:01:55

Game of Thrones. Burnt at the stake.

Stressedoutaboutinlaws Fri 18-Oct-19 20:02:57

I would think its not a name...

Pantalaimon88 Fri 18-Oct-19 20:03:25

Yup, it just makes me think of the poor little girl from GoT who was burnt at the stake by her crazy parents.

It’s a no from me.

meganxz Fri 18-Oct-19 20:04:38

It means sweetie in my language, if we see something sweet or call children sweetheart we would say "shireen/shireenak"

Take that away from my thinking, I don't really think it's a nice name tbh

Kyvia Fri 18-Oct-19 20:05:27

Scarred by a horrendous childhood disease and then publicly burned at the stake by her parents.

Not a great story behind the name.

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Aposterhasnoname Fri 18-Oct-19 20:06:58

I love it. It’s very game of thrones, but nowhere near as bad as khaleesi. I’d use it.

EnsignRoLaren Fri 18-Oct-19 20:08:10

I know a Sherene who is thoroughly lovely, but I would not go with the GOT spelling.

sliversloth Fri 18-Oct-19 20:08:25

I've never seen game of thrones, I knew there was a character called Shireen but I didn't know anything about it. Not a great story but surely people will forget about it a few years down the line

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LordProfFekkoThePenguinPhD Fri 18-Oct-19 20:08:59

It’s an Persian name (Shirin).

LordProfFekkoThePenguinPhD Fri 18-Oct-19 20:09:21

‘An’ Persian? Duh.

LordProfFekkoThePenguinPhD Fri 18-Oct-19 20:10:30

@meganxzjoon 😉

daisypond Fri 18-Oct-19 20:11:23

I know a Shireen - in her mid 50s. Of Persian descent.

Sparklypurpleunicornsaremyfav Fri 18-Oct-19 20:14:27

I'd think you meant charlene

LordProfFekkoThePenguinPhD Fri 18-Oct-19 20:14:42

Different name.

IVflytrap Fri 18-Oct-19 20:20:49

I know it was a name long before Game of Thrones, but the first thing I think of is the character who was murdered by her religious fanatic parents.

sliversloth Fri 18-Oct-19 20:27:33

I've been looking for Persian names so that's partly why I've been thinking about using Shireen but it's had very negative comments so maybe not

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DontCallMeShitley Fri 18-Oct-19 20:31:34

Sounds like something from a sewing machine, sorry.

InsertFunnyUsername Fri 18-Oct-19 20:33:11

I do think of GOT but I like it.

Noroof Fri 18-Oct-19 20:36:24

Ok if you're from the Glasgow area then its slang for your fanny. So no.

Oopsinamechangedagain2020 Fri 18-Oct-19 20:36:31

I knew a Sherene and Sirin when I was growing up both pronouced the same way. I think it's a lovely name but I don't like the way you've spelt it.

Shakirasma Fri 18-Oct-19 20:41:50

My neighbour ( aged in her 20s) is called Shireen, close family call her Reen and Reenie. I like it.

LookingGlassMilk Fri 18-Oct-19 20:41:53

I love it, it's the name of a childhood friend. There was another girl in my year at school with the same name. They would both be in their mid 30s now. I don't consider it to be a rare or unusual name, I'm surprised at the reaction of some posters.

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