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Is Rowan OK for a girl?

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ZippysMum Wed 26-Aug-09 17:57:48

And any ideas for middle names?
(Still undecided on names for the twins...sorry if you contributed to this thread a month ago!)

So far have: Arthur John and Henry Paul if 2 boys

Daisy Kate for a girl
But if it's 2 girls...... Daisy Kate and
Rowan ________ ?

What do you think?

TheDMshouldbeRivened Wed 26-Aug-09 18:03:21

all the Rowans I know are girls.

ZippysMum Wed 26-Aug-09 18:06:25

Hi Riven! Thanks. When DH asked for 'famous' Rowans, I could only think of Rowan Atkinson.

I am grin and honoured to have you on my thread!! (secret stalker of your wise words).

saadia Wed 26-Aug-09 18:07:56

I think Brooke Shields' dd is called Rowan (blush that I know this)

mollyroger Wed 26-Aug-09 18:09:10

more than ok. It is beautiful. It was what I wished to call my dd. But I had boys instead. And it didn't suit them.

Rowan May?
Rowan Eve?

ZippysMum Wed 26-Aug-09 18:10:35

Thanks Saadia.
Aha - I will let DH know smile. He is then likely to ask "Who is Brooke Shields"
(that's what comes of not having a telly! - we are soooo out of touch..)

abouteve Wed 26-Aug-09 18:12:34

I know a Rowan, she's a grown lady, thought her name was very unusual when I heard it many years ago.

Rowan Eve is a good suggestion. smile

ZippysMum Wed 26-Aug-09 18:13:21

Hi Mollyroger,
Glad you like Rowan grin. I can't believe that with 3 weeks to go we are still agonising over names!
My new Dniece (3 months) has May as a middle name, but I really love Eve. Sounds good with our surname too.

I will add it to the list!!!!

MamaLazarou Wed 26-Aug-09 18:13:41

The only famous Rowans I can think of are Rowan Atkinson and the character from the Wicker Man (on the fictional Summerisle, all children are named after trees and plants).

As for middle names, how about Rowan Regina? Rowan Marie?

mollyroger Wed 26-Aug-09 18:14:47

Mamalazarou - it's my fave film

MaryBS Wed 26-Aug-09 18:16:15

Also Rowan Williams, the Archbishop of Canterbury...

ZippysMum Wed 26-Aug-09 18:16:47

Ooooooh. The Wicker Man. I saw the Nicholas Cage version and I was even more disturbed for weeks afterwards.

mollyroger Wed 26-Aug-09 18:19:02

no no forget that version. That version does not is the worst remake ever

let's go back to names, shall we grin

ZippysMum Wed 26-Aug-09 18:24:28

Surely not worse than the re-make of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory?? The remake was tooooo sinister for words. (But perhaps I should get out more blush)

mollyroger Wed 26-Aug-09 18:26:28

Ha! See, I quite liked that. But maybe that's more than a little to do with Johnny Depp blush

shubiedoo Wed 26-Aug-09 18:30:11

A friend of mine named her daughter Rowyn. I thought it was pretty and not as androgynous.

magbags Wed 26-Aug-09 18:48:28

I know a little girl called Rowan and think it's definetely a feminine name. Good luck with your twins!

ZippysMum Wed 26-Aug-09 18:59:35

Thanks shubie and magbags.
I knew a (female) Rowan at school but have never met one since then.

Thunderduck Wed 26-Aug-09 19:12:14

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

GreensleevesFlouncedLikeAKnob Wed 26-Aug-09 19:12:42

I love it for a girl

but then I love androgynous names

notevenamousie Wed 26-Aug-09 19:16:41

I think it's a lovely girls name - I know one and she pronounces it Row(as in argue)an rather than Row(as in boat)an which makes it a different name iyswim.

kitkatqueen Wed 26-Aug-09 19:21:48

Famous Rowans??? What about "The Rowan" by Anne Macaffery. Absolutly fabulous book. Superb name, go for it!

themildmanneredjanitor Wed 26-Aug-09 19:23:10

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

MrsVik Wed 26-Aug-09 19:24:32

I love the name! It's so pretty. Maybe balance out the possible androgyny with an extra feminine sounding middle name? Sophia, Lacey, Jasmine...?

dogofpoints Wed 26-Aug-09 19:24:53

I absloutely love Rowan for a girl (Row-an to rhyme with cow). It's reasonably popula rin scotland.

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