(45 Posts)
SisterCellophane Sat 01-Aug-20 20:30:39

What do you think of the name Ciaran?

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emmathedilemma Sat 01-Aug-20 20:32:19

A bit dated and very Irish.

Marlena1 Sat 01-Aug-20 20:34:52

I like it and considered it. Don't think it's dated (it is Irish though and usually with a fada on the last a)

geekaMaxima Sat 01-Aug-20 20:35:17

Is there something wrong with a name being Irish, emmathedilemma?

MikeUniformMike Sat 01-Aug-20 20:38:21

Fine if you're Irish but was popular as Kieran in the mid 20th century, so is dated.

SisterCellophane Sat 01-Aug-20 20:58:29

Ciarán! How sad is it that I've just worked out how to type with diacritic marks on my phone...
Every name I like is dated, it seems to be a real problem for me!

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SisterCellophane Sat 01-Aug-20 21:00:05

And we're plastic paddies, third generation in England...

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emilybrontescorsett Sat 01-Aug-20 21:01:39

I like it especially spelt that way.

MikeUniformMike Sat 01-Aug-20 21:11:36

Names can be dated but come back into fashion.

I can only think of a couple of Arthurs roughly in my age group (both a few yrs older), one George etc.

Ciarán is probably fine, but Kieran/Kieron not. Kiran can be male or female and might be dated. He could be having to spell his name or correct people quite a lot.

DramaAlpaca Sat 01-Aug-20 22:11:51

Ciarán is such a lovely name. I'm in Ireland, I don't think it's dated.

Kaykay066 Sat 01-Aug-20 22:19:31

My sons name he’s 9 there are many in Scotland not sure I really like it his dad chose it he suits it now though I wanted to call him Matthew

SomeWateryTart Sat 01-Aug-20 22:33:10

I thought that with the fada, it was pronounced kee-rawn? Do you mean that pronunciation? I know some Ciarans (sans fada) and one Ciarán, who pronounces it kee-RAWN, with emphasis on the second syllable.

Thisismytimetoshine Sat 01-Aug-20 22:34:45

Very Irish! It is Irish, but what on earth does that matter?!

SomeWateryTart Sat 01-Aug-20 22:36:55

Meant to say, I like it btw! I also love Cillian.



My son has one of these names, so please don't call them all dreadful 😩🙈😂.

Thisismytimetoshine Sat 01-Aug-20 22:40:26

They're all lovely 😊

Thisismytimetoshine Sat 01-Aug-20 22:40:56

I've got one of them as well...

SomeWateryTart Sat 01-Aug-20 22:41:35


They're all lovely 😊

Ah you know just the right thing to say flowersgrin

SomeWateryTart Sat 01-Aug-20 22:42:18


I've got one of them as well...

Ha! Imagine if we both had the same...!

Thisismytimetoshine Sat 01-Aug-20 22:43:05


TheDaydreamBelievers Sat 01-Aug-20 22:57:04

Lovely name. I also like Keir, Calhoun, Caelan, and Coinneach

resm Sun 02-Aug-20 00:07:01

Love the name Ciaran! I don’t think it has dated at all (I’m also Irish). Agree with previous posts that the fada changes the pronunciation. Prefer it without tbh.

LizzieAnt Sun 02-Aug-20 10:24:34

How are you pronouncing it OP? Where I am in Munster Kieran is Kier-an, Ciarán is Kier-AWN - the second syllable is emphasized in Munster so it's quite long drawn out. When I've been in Galway/Sligo though, I've noticed that people pronunce it a bit differently. Ciaráns and Kierans both seem to be KIER-awn, with the emphasis more on the first syllable (I think).
OK, I'm probably confusing things, sorry. It's a lovely name smile

SisterCellophane Sun 02-Aug-20 11:32:52

He will be in London, England so it's actually probably best to keep the stress on first syllable/ spelling without fada tbh. I honestly hadn't really thought about whether to use the fada or not. My family in Ireland are Mayo based and cause I'm English born and bred I didn't really pick up on how much difference the fada makes to the sound of it, I was putting it more down to different accents blush. But I still prefer the Ciaran spelling to Kieran a bit?
I like Rory, Ronan, Conor and Tadhg too but I think Tadhg will be wayyy too difficult to pronounce and his dad is a Conor so that's been vetoed

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SisterCellophane Sun 02-Aug-20 11:36:00

@TheDaydreamBelievers I like Caelan too but even though it's irrational I worry that the fact it means "slender" is too much pressure haha.

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SomeWateryTart Sun 02-Aug-20 11:44:06

Tadhg is a tricky one for sure! I think one of the Saturdays names her son Tadhg a while ago though, so you never know!

I think Ciaran without the fada would be the way to go if you want the same pronunciation as Kieran, but don't like the Kieran spelling. Just based on the only Ciarán I know being very specific that he is kee-RAWN, not Kieran.

Keir is lovely too. I think it's Scottish? Dh vetoed for DS though as he said it sounds like a drink grin. He isn't wrong tbf, but I don't care. Still love Keir! Love kirs too...and kir royales...wink

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