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Oran

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17caterpillars1mouse · 22/06/2021 19:29

What are your thoughts on Oran for a boy?

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CatsWhiskers2020 · 22/06/2021 19:30

Ooh i like it

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Yesyoucantell · 22/06/2021 19:30

Oral?

Really sorry if that's offensive especially if it's a cultural thing for you but it's the first thing that came to mind

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Phyllis321 · 22/06/2021 19:31

It’s the strange emo from Parks and Recreation to me.

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Yesyoucantell · 22/06/2021 19:31

Probably says a lot more about me than anything else to be fair, sorry...

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romdowa · 22/06/2021 19:32

It's on my list but I intend to spell it the Irish way. Its a beautiful name. 😍

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resm · 22/06/2021 19:34

Love it, but prefer the Odhrán spelling personally. Think it suits all ages.

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MaMelon · 22/06/2021 19:35

I prefer Orin - Oran is too much like oral

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Marlena1 · 22/06/2021 19:39

I love it. Was on my list, never made the oral connection tbh. Also love Rían if Oran associations are too much!!

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HollyGarland · 22/06/2021 19:59

I think it’s beautiful.

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IamnotwhouthinkIam · 22/06/2021 20:13

Love it, seems familiar yet not too popular. But I too prefer the Orin/Orrin spelling - however if you are Irish, I can see that Oran/Odhran makes more sense (I love Hebrew Oren too, but that's not usable in Wales!)

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DramaAlpaca · 22/06/2021 20:16

Yes, but only with the Irish spelling.

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VenusClapTrap · 22/06/2021 21:16

Wasn’t there a character in Howard’s Way called Oran? God I’m old.

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purplecorkheart · 22/06/2021 21:19

I like it. Ireland based. Oran would be a fairly common name for teens between 12 -18 where I live. It is more uncommon in younger age groups.

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DramaAlpaca · 22/06/2021 22:04

@VenusClapTrap I'm sure the character's name was Orin Grin

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VenusClapTrap · 22/06/2021 22:09

You could be right! Grin

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DrinkFeckArseGirls · 22/06/2021 22:17

Too close to Onan for me.

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yellowthursday · 22/06/2021 22:22

I like it.

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accentdusoleil · 22/06/2021 22:23

Algerian city ?

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DipperandMabel · 22/06/2021 22:30

I like it apart from it (used to be?) a waste management company and I remember seeing the waste lorries driving about and I think of that….

Sorry but that’s the association in my mind which clearly no one else has!

But then the never ending story isnt that the Oran?

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iduno · 22/06/2021 22:44

Sorry I think it's awful.

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thyroidhelp · 23/06/2021 08:33

Not keen personally

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PinkCast · 23/06/2021 08:40

I like it, was on our list - but would spell it Odhrán too.

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CaptainMyCaptain · 23/06/2021 08:42

I think you'll have to use the Irish spelling because Oran sounds like a medicine or something. Later on, cruel kids may add -ge or, even worse, -gutan to the name for a laugh.

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KirstenBlest · 23/06/2021 12:02

@IamnotwhouthinkIam

Love it, seems familiar yet not too popular. But I too prefer the Orin/Orrin spelling - however if you are Irish, I can see that Oran/Odhran makes more sense (I love Hebrew Oren too, but that's not usable in Wales!)

Oren is fine in Wales, Llwyd and Gwyn are ok. Clementine is popular on MN.

Not keen on Oran. Orangutans are nice though.
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miltonj · 23/06/2021 12:46

Really nice and strong. Doesn't sound anything like oral and even if it does...... so what?

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