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Old 12-04-2012, 02:41 PM   #1
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Future boy name -- suggestions

I would like to name a future son after my deceased grandparents surname: Loughlin (pronounced Lock-Lun). I'm not sure if I want to go with their spelling or do something different. There are so many variations!

Loughlin/an
Laughlin/an
Lachlan (the traditional 1st name spelling)
Lachlann
Lochlann/an
Locklan

... or some other variation? Right now I'm leaning towards Lachlan, but I'm worried it would confuse people and they'd pronounce it "Latch-Lan."


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Old 12-04-2012, 08:00 PM   #2
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The first is more confusing. I thought it would be pronounced more like Loff Lin (as in Nevada). I knew the pronunciation of Lachlan though.
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I like the traditional spelling. The name is actually pretty common so I dont see a lot of people having problems pronouncing it. But people will butcher any name.
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Old 12-04-2012, 08:53 PM   #4
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The only one that seems right is the traditional spelling. The ones before it are definitely pronounced 'loff-lin'.

The ones under the traditional spelling just seem like they have excessive letters.

I don't know why anyone would put a 't' sound in it, but anything is possible.
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Old 12-04-2012, 09:13 PM   #5
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I like the traditional sounding.
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