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Old 02-06-2009, 07:08 PM
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Originally Posted by JustJulia View Post
I am probably ridiculously old-fashioned in this area, but I named all of my kids traditional names. None of my kids ever have to answer the questions, "How do you pronounce that?" or "How do you spell that?" except from the occasional person who thinks that surely every child's name nowadays is spelled with silent letters and extra vowels. The kids' names all have multiple nickname variations, and our son has a typical set of initials he can use if he wants.

I'm with you on that! Remember, you're not just naming your baby.... you're naming a person who will be called that name forever! The funky spellings make life hard for kids and, ultimately, when they become adults. Picture the name on a resume. Sounds silly, but it's important.... later on! Also, beware the initials. Make sure you're not spelling something that will look terrible on a monogram. I know of someone's whose intials are A.P.E. Yikes! Also, stay away from vowels for girl's middle names.... (ex. Rachel Anne Smith can turn into R.A.T. if she marries Mr. Thomas!) I know, I overthink lots of things! Sorry!
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Old 02-07-2009, 05:49 AM
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Originally Posted by miasmommy View Post
This just proves once again that you can search the internet and find anything you want!!!

This link supports the claim Teagan is a British Girl's name

Teagan name meaning | Irish baby girl name

Also, one of my favorate music groups is "Tegan and Sarah"
though it is spelled differently, TeAgan is still non the less ALSO a girls name.

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[SIZE=2]Interesting the web site you provided also has Teagan(Tee-Gun) listed as a boys name. Go to boys name T. I love how people try to pass this name off as English when the English can not even pronounce this name. Itís too strong for their soft spoken language. My mother has a friend from England who had lived here for over 30 yrs and he couldnít pronounce his name. He kept calling him Teg-in his son who came to visit was worse. So how can a name that they canít even pronounce be thereís ? Tegwin pronounced Teg-win or Teg-in(soft E) is Welsh means beautiful or doe. Teagan is Gaelic (Timothy) and means handsome, poet or bard. Derived from Teague and Tadhg. Irish Names For Children, Peg Coghlan,Irish American Book Company 1998. I still had one of my books from 10 yrs ago. Oh yes and in 2008 Teagan ranked in at 362 for boys names.
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Old 02-08-2009, 08:57 AM
Location: Hillsborough
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Originally Posted by Renata99 View Post
Oh yes and in 2008 Teagan ranked in at 362 for boys names.
Not sure where you got the 2008 data already since it's not out on the SSA website yet, but for 2007 Teagan ranked 677 for boys and 408 for girls.

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