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  1. #1
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    May 2012
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    Canaan for a Girl

    Although Canaan is traditionally a boy name, I think it has a strong, determined sound for a girl. What are your thoughts?

  2. #3
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
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    Canada
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    I used to love Canaan until I realized that it sounds like "cane in" (like you're going to whip someone and use a cane to do so). My liking has subsided sustantially so personally I wouldn't use it for either gender. With violence against women at epidemic proportions all over the world, this name wouldn't be very cool for a girl.
    All the best,
    Mischa.

  3. #5
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    May 2011
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    It just sounds like the town in NH to me. Not a stand out choice for either gender. Sorry!
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  4. #7
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    Sep 2013
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    Canaan is a dog breed, so I don't like it for a human name.

    http://animal.discovery.com/breed-se...anaan-dog.html

  5. #9
    I knew a female Canaan, a very studious, direct and pleasant tween. I have great associations with the name, therefore I think it's fine

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