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#51 McG2013

Posted 09 January 2020 - 04:34 AM

Baby born yesterday evening. Still no name but haven't ruled out senan. Just waiting for his face to get a little less squashed before we make a final decision 😊

#52 kerilyntaryn

Posted 09 January 2020 - 06:48 AM

oh Congrats.  all the best with your decision and please let us know

#53 MadMarchMasterchef

Posted 09 January 2020 - 07:00 AM

View PostMcG2013, on 26 November 2019 - 03:48 AM, said:

It's Irish, pronounced sen-an. Can also be spelt like Rosie said above, seanan. Dh is Irish and I thought the Irish names would be more common in oz these days!

ETA seanan is pronounced Shawn-an and senan is the more anglicised version.

I love Irish names. My friend is Irish and her daughter is Orla. Not common here at all. Although I dont think they have ever had any negative comments about it.

#54 Gudrun

Posted 09 January 2020 - 03:59 PM

Ooh congratulations!   I wouldn't rule out Senan either.  Such a good name.   All the best.

#55 Hollycoddle

Posted 09 January 2020 - 04:10 PM

View PostJomoMum, on 26 November 2019 - 05:47 AM, said:

Yes, looks made up to me, I’ve never seen it before.


This is how I would pronounce it too.  Probably due to the similarity to semen.  Which is another reason why I wouldn't use it.

#56 Hollycoddle

Posted 09 January 2020 - 04:12 PM

View PostMcG2013, on 28 November 2019 - 08:20 AM, said:

I'll just keep my fingers crossed that a celeb comes up named Senan so people know the name like what happened with Saoirse Ronan lol.

I have seen this name in print a fair bit but have never heard it spoken so I still don't know how it's said.  Is it Shor-sa?  Just a guess!

Edited by Hollycoddle, 09 January 2020 - 04:12 PM.

#57 kerilyntaryn

Posted 14 January 2020 - 11:14 PM

View PostHollycoddle, on 09 January 2020 - 04:12 PM, said:

I have seen this name in print a fair bit but have never heard it spoken so I still don't know how it's said.  Is it Shor-sa?  Just a guess!

#58 Dustyblue

Posted 18 January 2020 - 02:23 PM

Congrats OP, great news.

I read it as Senan rhymes with Brennan. Semen never occurred to me!

I quite like it, but as seen here people might be unsure how to pronounce it.

On Irish names- I named my son Declan, which is a very old Irish name (originally spelled Declyn) and some people think it's a made-up name. I've had cards addressed to Deklin, Deccalyn, etc. Phonetic spelling sometimes eludes people.

Lots of people have name issues, ie people like DH who has a well known 1st name for a surname and people often swap them. So I wouldn't worry, name him what feels right to you.

Good luck with the first few crazy baby months :)

#59 kerilyntaryn

Posted 22 January 2020 - 06:50 AM

Any update on the name?

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