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Is Morgan American sounding/Chavvy on a girl?

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hcarter8 · 06/01/2024 13:43

I'm aware that Morgan is a Welsh name but I know it was very popular for girls in the US about 25 years ago, would you assume anything if you heard it on a girl?

I prefer more modern names over traditional names and me and dh love Morgan for a girl but our family members seem to think it's odd. It been slightly more popular for boys in the UK so maybe that's why but don't want it to come across as (I hate this word) "chavvy". A lot of the comments about it from our family were that it sounds very "American sounding" for a girl. I'm not sure if I should take that as an insult or notHmm

We like the name so we will probably choose it either way but I know people are very honest on here so I would appreciate your thoughts?

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KirstenBlest · 16/01/2024 13:17

@Whataretheodds , I added the bit about Mererid being a form of Margaret.

Heckythump1 · 16/01/2024 13:22

It's a boys name, I wouldn't think it was chavvy, just an odd choice for a girl!

Moonshine5 · 16/01/2024 13:58


Samzzz · 16/01/2024 18:35

It works fine for a girl but I find it very dated and boring

Ritasueandbobtoo9 · 16/01/2024 18:43

It’s more of a boys name in Wales and often gets shortened to Morgs or Moggy which doesn’t really suit a girl but actually can sound quite cool for a boy when talking in real life.

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