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  1. #1
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    A Couple New Discoveries--- Thoughts?

    I've come across a couple of new names over the past few days, and I'm interested in getting some thoughts about them.

    1- Solon (pronounced soh-lun)-- an ancient Greek name meaning 'wise-one'
    2- Sulien (I can't figure out if it's pronounced seel-ee-en or sul-yen, any Welsh speakers here in Nameberry that could shed some light on the pronunciation?)-- a Welsh name meaning 'sun-born'
    3- Bolan-- an Irish name meaning 'little poet'
    4- Olin--- an English name meaning 'holy'

    I like these names, the sound and the meaning. Plus, as our kid's are half-Chinese and will be largely raised in China, these names actually have potentially much closer matching Chinese names then most of our other top options. So I am quite intrigued by these names at the moment. The first two in particular are quite intriguing to me.

    What are your thoughts?
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  2. #3
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    I like Sulien very much; it's pronounced SEEL-ee-en.
    [FONT=Palatino Linotype][CENTER]My darling Marian Illyria Aphrodite, March 2013 & Little Bunny (a girl!) due 9th of February 2014[/CENTER][/FONT]

  3. #5
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    I like them all very much. I am finding that I really like the long O sound in names. I particularly love Olin from your list.
    Mama to
    Desmond Sanders, born 7/2013
    and dog son, Lambeau

  4. #7
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    I know a Bolan and Olin. One as a last name people nn him as his name. I think Olin works well worldwide.

    Solon reminds me of colon, but Sulien is intriguing.
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  5. #9
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    1- Solon - I like this rare Greek name and its meaning.

    2- Sulien - I love the meaing of 'sun-born'.

    3- Bolan-- an Irish name with a great meaning 'little poet' but it makes me think of the tragic singer-songwriter Marc Bolan of the glam rock group T.Rex.

    4- Olin--- I associate this name as more Scandinavian than English due to Swedish actress Lena Olin.

    I like Sulien and Solon the best but I still feel that they're similar to Rayhan. I think Sulien with its three-syllable pronunciation would be the best choice of the four.
    All the best,
    Mischa.

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