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  1. #1
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    Ewan: just a poor man's Owen?

    I used to love the name Owen, but now it's insanely popular and that really turns me off. I've grown to really love Ewan (YOO-in). However, is it doomed to just be seen as the poor man's Owen? Also, is it just too close where it'll still be confused and/or overshadowed by all the Owens he will inevitably run into in his life? If that's the case, since I'm so turned off by Owen because of popularity, I don't see the point of considering Ewan if he'll just be confused with Owen anyway, ya know?
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  2. #3
    I don't see Ewan as being similar to Owen. Totally different pronounciation. Yoo-in is pretty hard to mix up with OO-in, in my opinion!
    I also feel like Ewan while not being popular is still not a weird/strange name because of Ewan MacGregor making it a known name.
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  3. #5
    although I must admit I've always pronounced it EW-an.
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  4. #7
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    Ah yes, another concern! I don't want people to think it is pronounced like that! :/
    Mom to Nora.

    Current favorites:
    Declan James (Dex). Griffin James (Finn). Euan James. Graham Jameson. August James (Gus). John Jameson (Johnny). Wesley James (Wes).

    Gwyneth Eliza (Gwen). Elise Hannah. Lucy Johanna. Josephine Maeve (Josie). Bronwen Elise (Bonnie). Eve Johanna (Evie). Bonnie Eliza.

  5. #9
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    I think mispronunciation would be a bigger issue than being confused with Owen. I like Ewan a lot, though--I greatly prefer it over Owen. You could also spell it Euan.

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