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  1. #6
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    That's just ridiculous (and I don't use that word lightly). Canaan is a masculine name, always has been, always will be. Haven't enough male biblical names (and non biblical ones, too) been stolen for female use?
    Last edited by casilda; September 17th, 2013 at 09:25 PM.
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  2. #8
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    Quote Originally Posted by mischa View Post
    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.
    It's not pronounced that way in Hebrew. It's ka-NAHN.

    I really don't care for the English CANE-in pronunciation. I've heard it said like cannon, too, which isn't really more attractive.

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    cute I like it
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  4. #12
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    It just isn't my cup of tea stylistically.
    i wouldn't use this name for a boy far less for a girl.
    So although using boy names on girls seems to be a thing these days, I wouldn't even use this name on a boy

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