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Old Feb 5th, 2018, 14:04 PM   11
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I like Eamon. It's unique and striking. You're right that pronunciation could be hard but it's miles more distinctive than names like Noah or Luke -- which are great names, just very popular. Noah was THE most popular name in 2016 so your son will have a lot of Noahs in his classes and friend groups. I have a name about that popular among my peer group, the top five the year I was born, and I never feel that attached to it because it's just so generic to me.



 
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I love Eamon! Asa..how is that one pronounced?
Asa is pronounced Aye-sah



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I like Eamon. It's unique and striking. You're right that pronunciation could be hard but it's miles more distinctive than names like Noah or Luke -- which are great names, just very popular. Noah was THE most popular name in 2016 so your son will have a lot of Noahs in his classes and friend groups. I have a name about that popular among my peer group, the top five the year I was born, and I never feel that attached to it because it's just so generic to me.

This was one of the reasons I liked the name so much. I have a name that's often mispronounced though, and it's frustrating to me. It makes me think twice. Maybe if we were Irish it would make more sense.



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Old Feb 6th, 2018, 00:28 AM   14
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Dislike Eamon. Like Jack & Noah.



 
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Old Feb 6th, 2018, 09:12 AM   15
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I like Eamon. It's unique and striking. You're right that pronunciation could be hard but it's miles more distinctive than names like Noah or Luke -- which are great names, just very popular. Noah was THE most popular name in 2016 so your son will have a lot of Noahs in his classes and friend groups. I have a name about that popular among my peer group, the top five the year I was born, and I never feel that attached to it because it's just so generic to me.

This was one of the reasons I liked the name so much. I have a name that's often mispronounced though, and it's frustrating to me. It makes me think twice. Maybe if we were Irish it would make more sense.
I think there are downsides to both uncommon and super-common names! I like Asa too, but it could also be tougher for people to pronounce.

Have you thought of names that are similar to Eamon, like Edmund?



 
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Old Feb 6th, 2018, 09:13 AM   16
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We gave our older DS a name that's popular and well-liked, but never get any comments on it. My younger DS has a name that's a little more unusual (although there is a book/movie with a boy with that name, so I think it's getting more popular) and we get a lot of positive comments on it.



 
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Old Feb 7th, 2018, 02:18 AM   17
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Ewan is nice and on the same lines of Eamon I think, but much nicer and more masculine sounding to me.



 
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Old Feb 7th, 2018, 15:27 PM   18
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I am in the minority I think, I like Eamon. I think Asa would be more mispronounced than Eamon. Luke and Noah are nice but super common.
Maybe Ian or like LoraLoo suggested Ewan?
I have a name that's common but always misspelled (Meghann) so I get it being frustrating but I just gave up and don't care anymore lol



 
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