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Orin for a girl?

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KSal Tue 11-May-10 09:08:47

I have one DD, called Emma Rae, and am PG. Not finding out the gender but i just can't think of another girl's name (boy's name is still sorted from last time).

I keep coming back to Orin, but i don't know much about it. I think it can be boy or girl, but i don't know if it is more boy than girl, IYSWIM... any ideas?

Also any suggestions for middle names welcome. I quite like Eve.

I'm a bit nervous about it because its quite unusual compared with Emma, but i like the sound of it.

Adair Tue 11-May-10 09:12:23

Never heard of it, but I like it. Would assume boys name at first glance though.

PS we felt we couldn't use dd's 'boys name' for our boy at the time, so came up with a new one...

Magaly Tue 11-May-10 09:12:54

I like 'a little bit unusual' but this sounds very masculine.

It doesn't go with Emma either.

What about Mirren?

bigstripeytiger Tue 11-May-10 09:14:08

What about Erin?

KSal Tue 11-May-10 09:17:57

I quite like Erin, but don't want another E

Hmm... seems to be as i feared - a bit boyish

BridesheadRegardless Tue 11-May-10 09:23:59

I never heard of it but it's OK. I would presume i m ignornace that it was Irish.

How about Oriole? I have a friend called this.

oceryo Tue 11-May-10 09:26:18

i just searched a few websites and Orin comes up mainly as a boys' name.

Olwen
Olina
Oliana
Aurora
Aurelia
Anwen
Arwen
Corinna
Evelyn
Robyn
Lauren
Kirsti n
Jasmine
Yasmin
Katherine
Eden

AndieWalsh Tue 11-May-10 09:29:08

I know a man called Orin. Only time I've ever heard it.

I know a baby girl called Torin.

whywhywhydelilah Tue 11-May-10 09:41:58

What a bout Orla?

flopsy1974 Tue 11-May-10 09:46:07

I think it's nice. Unusual. If you like it go for it.

KSal Tue 11-May-10 10:33:21

Ocerio good list! I am thinking Corinne maybe a good compromise. also like Orla whywhywhy

I think i have heard Torin before - think there is someone on Radio 5 called Torin Douglas

oceryo Tue 11-May-10 10:37:14

Corinne is a lovely name

Adair Tue 11-May-10 10:41:34

Corinne is lovely!

KSal Tue 11-May-10 10:41:53

oops sorry i mis-spelled your name Oceryo!

Guadalupe Tue 11-May-10 10:42:36

Wasn't that the snake thing on the book in the neverending story?

I might be wrong. It rings a bell though.

RunforFun Tue 11-May-10 10:44:12

I know a boy by the name of Orin and I think its really unusual in a nice way.

Not sure I think the same way about it as a girls name.

KSal Tue 11-May-10 10:47:41

OK, I think its time for me to accept its a boy's name...

Corinne is heading to the top of the list though!

Noko02 Tue 26-Apr-16 19:25:44

My daughter is called Orin. Born in 2002.

Alisvolatpropiis Wed 27-Apr-16 11:02:02

The op of this thread decided against Orin almost 6 years ago.

TinklyLittleLaugh Wed 27-Apr-16 11:06:24

Isn't Orin one of the dwarves in the hobbit?

SummerGreanland Wed 27-Apr-16 12:47:51

i like it

DontKillMyVibe Thu 28-Apr-16 13:44:03

Defintely a boys names IMO. Would be like calling a girl John or David where I'm from.

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