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Thread: Is Euan/Ewan a variant of John?
June 12th, 2013 03:20 PM #1Member
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Is Euan/Ewan a variant of John?
We are on the hunt for a boy's name which is a variant of John. We want to use it in honour of my husband's grandfather, who was John, known as Jack but I don't want to use John or Jack. I am not mad about any other variants I have come across either.
However, I have stumbled upon Euan/Ewan and a number of sites are stating that it is a historical variant of John. We both really like this name, but I am concerned that it may not be a traditional variant of John as some sites don't list it, hence I thought it was time to ask the name gurus! I am confused because it also lists it as a variant of Hugh, which would be the middle name we will use.
Is Euan/Ewan a variant of John as far as you are aware?
Can you tell me anything about why it is listed as a variant of Hugh sometimes? (I am pretty sure it isn't).
We would be using the spelling Euan as this is the most common Scottish spelling, and we are Scottish.
June 12th, 2013 03:30 PM #3
June 12th, 2013 03:34 PM #5Member
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June 14th, 2013 03:30 AM #7
June 14th, 2013 09:16 AM #9
Eoghan/Eoin in English sounds like Owen and not Euan. I mean, I can see how the letters are similar etc but to truly anglicise the spelling of Eoghan the spelling should be Owen.
I wonder how 'oh-in' became 'you-an' in sound.
Edit:: Just used Behind the Name. Seems like, despite sounding identical, Eoghan and Eoin have different roots??
Eoghan (oh-in) is Irish Euan
Eoin (oh-in) is Irish John.
Welsh Iwan (you-an) also seems to come from John.
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