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    Has anyone named their children something horse-related? Our baby boy is due at the end of March and my husband has decided he likes the name Roan... Spelled ROAN but pronounced like Rowan. (His horse happens to be a roan appaloosa...) What do you think? Weird, or cool?

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    I like Roan, but I don't think it will be pronounced Rowan if that's what you're aiming for.

    My "if I ever have kidlets" boy-name is Colton - or Colt for short.

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    • #3
      oh god, please don't do that!

      Odd spelled names are a pain. I saw a mother get mad at a teacher one time, because they had purposely spelled a common name differently and the teacher, bless her heart, tended to write it in the more common form.

      Then again, it's better than 'Chestnut'

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Alagirl View Post
        oh god, please don't do that!

        ...they had purposely spelled a common name differently and the teacher, bless her heart, tended to write it in the more common form.

        (CSI thread reference )
        My best friend from college is Kelli. Her mom spelled it that way so she could put a heart on the i. Kelli tends to get annoyed when people spell it Kelly and I just remind her that they have no need to put a heart with her name. Only the people who love her need to spell her name correctly .. not her professor, etc.
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        • #5
          Roan is a perfectly fine name, but don't expect anyone to pronounce it Rowan. If you want it to be pronounced Rowan, spell it that way.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by TwoDreamRides View Post
            My best friend from college is Kelli. Her mom spelled it that way so she could put a heart on the i. Kelli tends to get annoyed when people spell it Kelly and I just remind her that they have no need to put a heart with her name. Only the people who love her need to spell her name correctly .. not her professor, etc.

            true on that, (but probably the dumbest reason to spell a name weird! Sry, I don't do hearts!)
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            • #7
              My son's middle name is Ira. Means stallion in aramaic.

              I agree with not spelling a common name differently. Just asking for headaches.

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              • #8
                Erunam ... manure spelled backwards.
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                • #9
                  I'm a woman with a name that is generally given to boys, and is spelled in various ways. I've disliked my name since I was old enough to have troubles with it--first or second grade?

                  Do your kid a favor and name it something that can be spelled by most people without asking or getting confused, sounds like how it's spelled and is gender appropriate.

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                  • #10
                    Kind of reminds me of the La-A thing a few years ago. A mother got mad at the teacher because you're supposed to pronounce the - as in Ladasha. Don't parents think about what the child will go through as he/she grows up with the bizarre names? Spell it Rowan, he'll go through life correcting everyone.

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                    • #11
                      A dear friend of mine named her sons Hunter and Colton
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                      • #12
                        why do parents DO this to their poor children? give them a nice, normal name with normal spelling. If you must call them something stupid, you can always use a nickname.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by 7HL View Post
                          Erunam ... manure spelled backwards.


                          Definitely don't go with Erunam!

                          Rowan is a nice name. Roan would be a cool name too. Just write them the way that they sound, so your child doesn't have to spell them aloud or correct people for the next 80 years.

                          I know quite a few Colts down in TX, and Devon was popular for a while.
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                          • #14
                            I like it and I don't think it's any big stretch to pronounce it as Rowan- sounds very Celtic to me.
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                            • #15
                              I met a young woman, briefly, with the name "Sorrel"...yes, she had lovely red hair. Thought it was rather pretty. Have no idea if her parents were horsey.
                              Is it me or do 99.9% of cowboys just look better with their hats on?
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                              • #16
                                I would spell it Rowan, but I don't have any huge objection to spelling it Roan and asking people to pronounce it as two syllables. If the kid hates it, he can go by his middle name (give him an ordinary one).

                                I went to school with a Pneuquix . . . pronounced "Nicky." Now THAT was obnoxious.
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                                • #17
                                  While I like Roan as a boy's name, I think you will be swimming upstream if you expect it to be pronounced Rowan.

                                  I had a friend growing up who was named Reta - supposed to be pronouned the same as R i ta.
                                  It was a family name so not any attempt at originality by her parents.
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                                  She was even told by a teacher that her name was spelled wrong
                                  Nice thing to happen to an elementary-aged kid, huh?

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                                  • #18
                                    I have two friends who named their boys "Hazen" and "Chasin". Really. Why? Because those are "cowboy" names. OK.
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                                    • #19
                                      Originally posted by NoDQhere View Post
                                      I have two friends who named their boys "Hazen" and "Chasin". Really.
                                      My aunt has two boys: Hunter & Tanner. We joke that she needs to have a 3rd and name him Skinner

                                      My other aunt has three kids, but the two girls are Robyn & Avery. We ask her if she really meant Aviary..
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                                      • #20
                                        Philip. It means lover of horses and is a nice normal name.
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