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  1. #6
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    We named our family dog this; he has since passed.

    But we pronounced it "Kay-nin."
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  2. #8
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    I have mixed feelings. I think the promised land is a beautiful association but Biblically the civilization that lived there was a piece of work...

  3. #10
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    I love it. I would use it, but my husband has nixed it.

    I am not sure if it has political implications- like if you name your kid Zion, people are going to assume that you are either a Zionist or a Rastafarian. So I would check into that and make sure you are comfortable w. that before using it.

  4. #12
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    Quote Originally Posted by renrose View Post
    The promised land of milk and honey? Not a good idea for name O_o
    Agree with dindlee and renrose.
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  5. #14
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    I pronounce it ka-nah-ahn. Three syllables, or with a bit of a stop/stutter in there. http://www.forvo.com/word/canaan/ Or kah-NAN at most mushed.

    I wouldn't use it as a name because aside from the strong religious connotations, there's the pronunciation issue. I've heard kay-nahn, KAY-nin, like cannon, etc.

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