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  1. #6
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    Quote Originally Posted by vasilisa View Post
    I don't care for it, sorry. To me it's one of the drab names that were ubiquitous when I was growing up, along with Lisa/Kristen/Kirsten/Jennifer/Sarah. As tired as I get of the current crop of popular names, many of them are at least prettier than the names my contemporaries had.
    I think I still prefer those over Sophia, Isabella, Emma etc which sound kind of prissy to me. But to each their own

  2. #8
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    Megan, Caitlin, and Erin are three of the names from when I was growing up that I'd happily still use. It's probably not coincidence that all three end in that rounded -n sound, and two are softened versions of Ultra-Classics (And fwiw, I prefer Megan to Margaret, though Margaret is undeniably evergreen classic).

    Megan is just very simple and sweet without being ruffled.

    Meghan looks messy and contrived to me though, sorry. I don't care for it or Maegan or any of those, they all look wrong to me. I can't do Caitlin with a K or y in it either, you might say I am stuck in my ways.

  3. #10
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    Quote Originally Posted by vasilisa View Post
    I don't care for it, sorry. To me it's one of the drab names that were ubiquitous when I was growing up, along with Lisa/Kristen/Kirsten/Jennifer/Sarah. As tired as I get of the current crop of popular names, many of them are at least prettier than the names my contemporaries had.
    I agree. The "mom names" for our generation of kids will be things like Jennifer, Kristen, Kelly, and.... Megan. For sure. Having a mom name isn't the worst fate in the world, but I think it is best to avoid the trendy names of the previous generation unless they are being used for meaningful reasons.
    Lilibeth Pearl - Odette Lysandra - Allegra Snow - Zinnia Ophélie - Hera Magdalen
    Emery Lawrence - Viggo Augusten - Johan Irving - Anders Maël - Jules Quincy - Magnus Luther

  4. #12
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    I think if you really want to honour your heritage then you'd also respect it by using the original spelling. Megan's all right. It's dated now and NMS but I can stand it (and Meg is a great nn.) Stick with the original- it's fine as it is!
    Last edited by charlieandperry1; July 26th, 2014 at 06:46 PM.

  5. #14
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    Quote Originally Posted by oliviasarah View Post
    I've always liked Megan a lot, but I think it sounds absolutely gorgeous the traditional Welsh way, where it's meh-GAN
    I don't know if it is :/

    http://www.namenerds.com/welsh/trad1.html

    I can almost hear what you're trying to describe if I think of it in a Welsh accent. More like 'mEH-gan' with a longer more emphasised 'eh' but 'meh-GAN' to me reads like the pronunciation from the Renault car adverts for their Megane in which they say 'meh-GANNE'.

    But then, even here:

    http://www.forvo.com/search/megan/cy/

    She seems to be putting the same amount of emphasis on both syllables, so... I'm not sure.
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