Thoughts on Oren

After years of having the same name list, I have stumbled on (while looking for nature names for a puppy) a fresh name that I love for a boy: [name_m]Oren[/name_m].

I love the soft/strong sound and the meaning (we’ve lived in a pine forest for years). It is similar to other names I have liked, and it is a Hebrew origin name like my two kids’ names. [name_m]Oren[/name_m] also is the same in Spanish and [name_f]English[/name_f], which is a must for my family. And it sounds so good with my kids’ names!

[name_f]My[/name_f] concern is that it is too similar to other names. Would an [name_m]Oren[/name_m] be doomed to forever clarify: No, not [name_m]Orion[/name_m], not [name_m]Warren[/name_m], not Owen…

Thoughts?

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I love [name_m]Oren[/name_m]! I recently saw it somewhere and thought, “what a great name!”

[name_m]Even[/name_m] common names get misheard now and then, so I don’t think it’s a big deal if people don’t get it the first time you say the name. If you love it, that’s all that matters!

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I like [name_m]Oren[/name_m]! It’s got a hint of ruggedness but a gentle earthiness to it too. I’ve met an [name_m]Oren[/name_m] and I will say some people had to ask him to repeat it, but after that, most got it? It’s a nice option :slight_smile:

I love it. It’s handsome, fresh & would age beautifully.

I wouldn’t worry about it being mispronounced, sure it might happen at first but once you explain people are usually quick to use the correct name - coming from a parent who’s child has been constantly mispronounced over her 15 years lol.

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Another Mum here who has a child who has often had to say, “Not [name_m]Ben[/name_m], it’s Beck.” They once had a substitute teacher PN their name as ‘beak’ :bird: :joy: But he likes his name! It’s annoying but a small inconvenience is worth it for a fabulous name IMO.

[name_m]Oren[/name_m] is gorgeous :heart_eyes:

[name_m]Oren[/name_m] is a long-time love of mine, maybe my favourite Hebrew name! I think the sound is so lovely! It feels familiar and very usable, but with the slightest fantasy vibe, maybe because it reminds me of [name_m]Orion[/name_m], or maybe just because of the cool O- start and -en ending. I also have a name that gets mistaken for a more popular name very often (I’m a [name_f]Celia[/name_f], who gets called [name_f]Sylvia[/name_f] whenever I introduce myself :sweat_smile:) and it’s honestly never bothered me at all, since it’s such an easy correction to make.

I love [name_m]Oren[/name_m], I’m currently considering it as a middle name. I think it’s lovely.

I think [name_m]Oren[/name_m] is lovely!

Don’t worry about the clarification aspect. I have a son named [name_m]Rhys[/name_m] who has been called [name_m]Rice[/name_m] (most common one we get), Riss, Rizz, and everything in between. Everyone he encounters on a daily basis knows his name-- it’s only the rare doctor’s appointment or substitute teacher that messes it up, which is pretty small potatoes to have a great name you really do love. :slight_smile:

I knew an [name_m]Orran[/name_m] (it was a family name) who went by [name_m]Orrie[/name_m]. I wasn’t a huge fan of it at the time, but I think it’s more on-trend these days.