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  • Boring!

    2 11.11%
  • Dated

    2 11.11%
  • Fine, but I wouldn't use it myself

    6 33.33%
  • A lovely classic

    6 33.33%
  • Ready for revival

    2 11.11%
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Thread: Sean

  1. #1
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    Sean

    A friend of mine just used this for her newborn son. I'm on the fence. On the one hand, I grew up with a lot of Seans, so like Mark, Justin, David, Andrew or Jonathan it doesn't feel very fresh or interesting.

    On the other hand, like those other names, it's a classic name, and it doesn't exactly feel dated. Plus, I've not met a baby Sean yet. So the more I think of it, it may strike that balance between classic and relatively unusual. My friend may, in fact, be ahead of a revival. Is Sean, along with his friend Mark, the next James?

    I'll be interested to hear what you all think!

  2. #3
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    Re: Sean

    I can definitely see it's appeal, it's short and sweet but friendly too and a name a boy can grow with. I have an uncle called Sean so it's hard for me to imagine it on a little boy but I think it might become popular again in the not too distant future...

    What was his mn lamps?

    -Charlie
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  3. #5
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    Re: Sean

    I flat out dislike the spelling. Im to literal of a reader for names like this. Sean says seen in stead od shawn and stephen says stefan instead of steven. I feel this name to be very dated, not to mention my brother has a cat named Shawn. Haha, i dont think its terrible, i dont like the spelling but there are worse.

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    Re: Sean

    Quote Originally Posted by devinjes
    I flat out dislike the spelling. Im to literal of a reader for names like this. Sean says seen in stead od shawn and stephen says stefan instead of steven. I feel this name to be very dated, not to mention my brother has a cat named Shawn. Haha, i dont think its terrible, i dont like the spelling but there are worse.
    Sean is the original spelling. The name is Irish and any other spelling is just a variation.

    -Charlie
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  5. #9
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    Re: Sean

    Quote Originally Posted by charliehotsox
    I can definitely see it's appeal, it's short and sweet but friendly too and a name a boy can grow with. I have an uncle called Sean so it's hard for me to imagine it on a little boy but I think it might become popular again in the not too distant future...

    What was his mn lamps?

    -Charlie
    Charlie, his mn is Andrew (after his father).

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