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What do you think of the name Tarran for a boy? We are thinking of Tarran Alexander. DH wants to go back to his roots for the names, and this is the only one that seems somewhat doable for me.

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Asked by other_mother at 1:06 PM on Jan. 23, 2013 in Baby Names

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  • Rosehawk -- That also has been a problem finding names we both like. It's amazing how one person can ruin a name forever.

    Comment by other_mother (original poster) at 3:58 PM on Jan. 23, 2013

  • Y'all might want to try and find this book:

    It's got names from ALL over the world, including Irish, Scottish and Welsh names.


    Answer by Rosehawk at 4:00 PM on Jan. 23, 2013

  • Oh, and my husband and I went through that book when I was pregnant both times. We wrote down names that WE liked. Then, we sat down, exchanged lists, and started crossing off names we weren't fond of, but gave the author veto power to keep names that the author liked.

    Answer by Rosehawk at 4:01 PM on Jan. 23, 2013

  • I really like Alexander, but Terran is not a favorite of mine. I instantly think of a little girl since I know of a few females named Taryn.

    Answer by poptart0325 at 5:06 PM on Jan. 23, 2013

  • I like it, it's a unisex name, I also know a girl called Taryn, she's lovely, anyway thats besides the point, i like it for a boy or girl

    Answer by Princess_s21 at 7:39 PM on Jan. 23, 2013

  • I like the name just fine. It would fit right in at my daughter's school.
    I know a boy named Torin.
    As far as making sure the spelling looks "masculine," you also could consider some alternate spellings: Taran, Taron, Teron, Terron, Tarron. For some reason, my eye likes either Taran, Taron or Tarron better than Tarran. I think in general seeing it spelled with a single "r" looks better to me, and then if there are two r's, then the "-on" rather than the "-an" strikes me as more masculine or appealing.

    So that's my feedback. But I like the name in general. (Wouldn't choose it personally but I do think it sounds nice & I think it's a good name.)

    If he truly dislikes his name, you've chosen a middle name that he is likely to be able to deal with. He can always go by Alex/Alexander or some permutation.

    Answer by girlwithC at 9:08 PM on Jan. 23, 2013

  • One of my boy students is named Terrin. I like the name. Also, I hate my name. We learn to live with it.

    Answer by musicmaker at 3:48 AM on Jan. 26, 2013

  • its ok

    Answer by san78 at 1:16 PM on Feb. 5, 2013

  • i like it, but i'd say play with the spelling a bit to see if you can make it a little more masculine

    Answer by ilovemymonsterr at 4:59 AM on Feb. 6, 2013

  • Tarran sounds OK, but it does sound kind of "girly". If I was to just hear the name Tarran without any other information, I would probably think it was for a girl. Sorry.

    Answer by Tawneekitn at 1:27 PM on Feb. 21, 2013

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