(Closed) What do you think of the name Eamon?

posted 9 years ago in Babies
  • poll: What do you think of the name Eamon?

    Love it!

    Hate it...

    Not sure

  • Post # 47
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    I voted ‘not sure,’ but after reading the comments and the pronunciation…I really like it 🙂  Have you decided on a middle name at all?

    Post # 48
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: July 2009

    It’s not a name I would choose because of the pronounciation issue – when I first read it, I was one of the people who mispronounced it until you explained the proper pronounciation.

    I feel your pain though – my husband and I can’t agree on a name for our son either!

    Post # 49
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    I love this name! Another Irish name I like – Ronan.

    Post # 50
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    Buzzing bee

    I like it, but I love Irish names! The pronunciation thing shouldn’t bother you. Lots of people have names that are hard to pronounce and they manage just fine.

    Post # 51
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    Worker bee
    • Wedding: April 2011

    I’d like it if it were spelled more of how it sounds…I have never heard the name before and thought it was pronounced “EE-mon” which I didn’t like. The pronounciation of “Aa-man” I like much better, although I guess it could have a tendency to sound like “Amen.”

     
    Come to think of it, there was a kid who went to my high school named “Amon” (pronounced the same as Eamon) and no one ever mispronounced it! I had no idea it was a spin off of the name “Eamon” until now.

    Post # 52
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    Where do you live? In the Boston area (where I am), very traditional Irish names aren’t uncommon. I know kids named Aisling, Maeve, Declan, Rory, Saiorse, Naimh…

    I like Eamon — I hadn’t realized there was a singer with that name! I just had someone ask me about using that name last week, LOL.

    Post # 53
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    Buzzing bee

    I’m not really a fan…I think of that song ‘F*ck it, I don’t want you back’ by Eamon. 🙁

     

    Post # 54
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2010

    I don’t like it because I would pronounce it Eee-mon upon reading it. People will constantly get it wrong and he’ll always be correcting them (it would be different if you lived some place where it was a common name).

    I have a name that people constantly say wrong – so I say don’t do it. It’s sooo annoying and I’ve had trouble with it being wrong on important docs (checks, dr’s records).

    Post # 55
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    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2010

    It’s okay – DH and I have a college friend named Eamon.  He doesn’t ever use his first name though and goes by Griff instead (middle name is Griffin).

    Post # 56
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    Helper bee

    It’s nice! I always think about any nicknames that could emerge or those people that ALWAYS pronounce names incorrectly. Bugs me, but overall the name is cute and if you love it that is all that matters!

    Post # 57
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    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: May 2009

    I like it.  I think if you and your husband like it, forget what anyone else says.  Once you have the baby, they’ll all shut up about not liking his name anyway.  🙂

    Fwiw, I got a lot of comments about my daughter’s name: Adelaide (a-duh-laid).  People told me that it would always be misprounced or mispelled.  My sister even told me, “She’ll probably be made fun of because Adelaide sounds like marmalade.”  (on a side note:  wtf, sis?!  That’s a really stupid comment).  Once she came and the name was final on her birth certificate, all I ever hear is how beautiful and unique her name is.  Sure, sometimes people mispronounce it; I just correct them and move on, no big deal.  And I imagine, if kids want to make fun of her in the future, they would find something ridiculous to call her, whether her name is Adelaide or whether it’s something common like Jane.  It’s just not an issue for me.

    Post # 58
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    I think it’s great! But I’ve known two Eamons. To me, it’s like Geoff – when I first saw that spelling, I thought it was pronounced GE-OFF, but once I learned it was pronounced just like Jeff (which I was much more familiar with), I never thought it was weird again. Not two different spellings with Eamon, but once you’ve seen it, you don’t think it’s strange or weird to pronounce.

    Post # 59
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    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

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    @ScarletBegonia I love the name Talia!  It’s on my (very, very theoretical at this point) list of baby names.

    Post # 60
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    Bumble Beekeeper

    I, personally, love it. I LOVE traditional Irish names. DH has a friend named Siobhan (pronounced Sh-vaughn) and I am so jealous. I have a very plain, common Irish name and I’ve always wanted something cool.

    I’ve seen it spelled Eamonn too. I like it with 2 Ns as well.

    Post # 61
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    i voted not sure because i initially equated it with Ee-mon or Iman (like the model), and then Amen, but once I got it right I thought it was lovely. It may be slightly plaguing, but if you both like it, do it! it also would sound good as a middle (and then you could call him by a first middle like “Sarah Beth”) so there’s that option if you want to give him an easier name but still call him Eamon like uhh… Michael Eamon or something.

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