Post # 1
Lately I’ve really taken a liking to the name “Ewan.” I want to say it’s one of my favorites for a future child (we’re a few years out, I just like thinking about these things, haha)… but I feel like it might be TOO uncommon.
So… first, how would you pronounce it if you saw it? Do you know anyone personally with the name? Does it make you think of any people or things, and is that good or bad?
I would love to see everyone’s first instincts so if you could tell me your thoughts before reading other comments that would be awesome 🙂 And be totally honest, I don’t want to torture a child if it’s too terrible, lol.
Post # 3
I do not know anyone with this name, but I would pronounce it “YOU-in” and it makes me think of Ewan McGregor (who I really like as an actor).
My husband and I are thinking of names in that similar vein for when we have kids, so I definitely like!
Post # 5
I thought Eee-wahn at first but now that I see the pp’s pronunciation it’s cute!
Post # 6
@galloway111: I honestly thought you had a typo while spelling “Evan”. After I noticed you meant Ewan, I pronounced it initially as Ew – Ahhn. I am a serious name nerd and I’ve never heard of this name. Not my taste, sorry.
Post # 7
Another comment for Ewan McGregor and it’s a good name and I know how to say it and spell it if I hear it out loud and I like it.
Post # 8
Same as PP… Sounds like yew-in and reminds me of Ewan McGregor
love the name!
Post # 9
It makes me think of Ewoks (like from Star Wars). Sorry. 🙁
Although….when I see it with “MacGreggor” I do hear it as YOU-in. Otherwise on it’s own, I heard it as “E-won”.
Post # 10
I always thought it was like Ian… Is it not? :/ I think of the actor but honestly haven’t heard it outloud I don’t think.
Post # 11
Sounds like Ewoke to me sorry…
Post # 12
I thought, “Ee-Wahn” too when I saw it. My cousin’s middle name is Euwing, so it took a minute to make that mental leap. But if it’s pronounced “Yoo-wen” I like it.
Post # 13
love it! i’m sure its less uncommon in the UK!
Post # 14
I would pronounce it EW-IN….it reminds me of an animal…but seriously don’t let other peoples opinions change your mind. I used to tell my whole family the names I liked, and they would all HATE them, and it would make me change my mind about the name. Nobodys tastes are alike. I decided when I finally decide to have kids, no one is going to know the name until my baby pops out except for me and hubby! lol
Post # 15
@Sassygrn: You mean Ewoks, like Star Wars? It’s funny because I first saw Ewan McGregor in Star Wars 😛
@StuporDuck: I like it pronounced Yoo-wen too, but I’m afraid that a lot of people, like you, won’t make the connection right away… is it ok to make my future child spend his life correcting people?
Thanks everyone for the input, keep it coming 🙂
Post # 16
I think it’s great – it’s unusual but it’s an actual name, and it sounds very distinguished. Go for it!