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Rowan as a girl's name?

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2HotCrossBunsAnd1InTheOven Sat 11-Jul-09 15:47:40

In light of a recent thread about boys' names I am now feeling a little concerned that Rowan is seen as a boys name only. I am expecting DC3 who will be DD1 and have Rowan on my list of possible names.
I am nearly 38 weeks though so may be a little over sensitive grin! The other name on the list is Darcy/Darcey (not sure to have the 'e' or not!).
Is Rowan a no for a girl?

listenglisten Sat 11-Jul-09 15:48:43

I know 3 boys called Rowan and 2 girls.

SuperDuperJezebel Sat 11-Jul-09 15:55:56

Its my name and i always have conversations which go
"okay, can i take your name please?"
"Rowan"
"great, and your first name?"

im not sold on it personally, but i do get compliments on it fairly regularly.

janeite Sat 11-Jul-09 16:06:02

DD2 would have been Rowan, had she been a boy. It had never occurred to me that it could be a girl's name too.

SpeckledHen Sat 11-Jul-09 16:06:45

I think it is beautiful. I know a little girl called it. Lovely!

madwomanintheattic Sat 11-Jul-09 16:07:17

my god daughter is called rowan. i think it's lovely. smile

Thunderduck Sat 11-Jul-09 16:09:01

I don't like it as a girl's name.

SuperDuperJezebel Sat 11-Jul-09 16:11:55

i also get "ah yes, Rowan, like Mr Bean?!"

DONT DO IT!

Greensleeves Sat 11-Jul-09 16:12:55

I know a beautiful little girl Rowan

it really suits her

SOLOisMeredithGrey Sat 11-Jul-09 16:13:22

I love it for a girl more than for a boy.

Greensleeves Sat 11-Jul-09 16:13:49

I think Rowena is quite pretty too

but prefer Rowan

jellybeans Sat 11-Jul-09 16:54:42

I LOVE this name for girls! I know 3 of them and it's lovely. I knew a boy Rowan at school but do see it as more of a girls name.

FlappyTheBat Sat 11-Jul-09 17:01:15

Was on my list of girls names for dd2 but dh vetoed it, I loved it and still do.

TheOddOne Sat 11-Jul-09 17:03:18

If DS1 had been a girl he would have been Rowan or Rowanne. Bet you can't guess what his name is wink.

Wilts Sat 11-Jul-09 17:04:57

I love Rowan, but only for a girl. If we ever have a girl she will be named Rowan

becklespeckle Sat 11-Jul-09 17:06:14

I love it smile

Ondine Sat 11-Jul-09 17:06:50

Generally I think unisex names work a lot better for boys rather than girls i.e. Ashley, Hayden, Robin etc I like for boys but seem harsh for girls.

But Rowan is the exception I think, it's pretty.

EachPeachPearMum Sat 11-Jul-09 17:09:27

I know 1 Rowan... and she is a girl, though she isn't a child. I like it.

dizzydixies Sat 11-Jul-09 17:12:45

I love it for a girl and would have considered it for DD3 had our friend not already used it

its lovely smile and I'm not of the camp that doesn't like boys names for girls etc, our DD3 has a name traditionally used for a boy and she is an absolute doll and has made it her own

if you love it use it or you'll regret it

2HotCrossBunsAnd1InTheOven Sat 11-Jul-09 17:59:02

Thank you all for your comments - more yeses than nos, hooray grin. I don't know any little ones of either sex called Rowan but know of 2 grown up girls and 1 grown up boy. I always thought I would call a DD Darcy but finally getting my chance after 2 boys I think I might just prefer Rowan...

paisleyleaf Sat 11-Jul-09 18:08:15

It can be both. But I prefer it for a boy
and I'm not too keen on Rowena

MIAonline Sat 11-Jul-09 18:08:58

I love it as a girls name, not too wacky, yet not too dullsville.

ShowOfHands Sat 11-Jul-09 18:16:13

I love it as a girl's name. So much nicer than Darcy too.

blametheparents Sat 11-Jul-09 18:18:48

DS's class is called Rowan. All of the classes at his school are named after trees.

mrswoolf Sat 11-Jul-09 18:41:39

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