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Opinions on the name Kynan JavadL Due July 31; China 165 posts
9th Dec '12

Kynan (kye-nen) is a Welsh name that means Chief.
What do you think of it? Why?



(It's on our back-up list (#6), not likely to be our choice, but we're keeping a few unique options as potential back-ups as 'just in case' choices, and wanted to get some opinions on it.-- not a lot of opinions expressed about it out there in the internet ether.)

user banned Due January 20; 33 kids; North Carolina 14662 posts
9th Dec '12

Eh, not my cup of tea.

user banned 2 kids; Bat Cave, North Carolina 64587 posts
9th Dec '12

I absolutely hate it.

MommyToWesley 1 child; Delaware 3847 posts
9th Dec '12

Not a fan personally, but at least you're not simply misspelling the name Keenan.

T♥B♥+ Due June 27; 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Denver, Colorado 12578 posts
9th Dec '12
Quoting MommyToWesley:" Not a fan personally, but at least you're not simply misspelling the name Keenan."


that's what i thought at first, i like the way it sounds but just looking at it, it looks like your misspelling keenan.. i know you're not but yeah haha

!!Katie!! 1 child; Tennessee 2794 posts
9th Dec '12

I don't like it. Just seems awkward to me. Almost sounds like you wanted to use "Keenan" but, not.

*~Stella's Momma~* 1 child; Missouri 1654 posts
9th Dec '12

Not a fan.

!!Katie!! 1 child; Tennessee 2794 posts
9th Dec '12

It also sorta reminds me of an ethnic food. Like "Mom is making Kynan for dinner"



lol No clue why.

♥MamaToSilas♥ 1 child; Illinois 9279 posts
9th Dec '12
Quoting MommyToWesley:" Not a fan personally, but at least you're not simply misspelling the name Keenan."


I at first thought that it was a misspelled Keenan too lol.



Honestly I'm not a fan of the name.

мɑkɑnɑni ~*~, FL, United States 62857 posts
9th Dec '12

The Welsh language doesn't have a K and I can't find that name on any reliable site.

LolaMcKitten Due May 30; 27 kids; Beverly Hills, California 15496 posts
9th Dec '12

I think you mean Cianan? There is no K in the Welsh language.

MommyToWesley 1 child; Delaware 3847 posts
9th Dec '12

After looking it up, almost everything I found says that "cyn" prefix means chief for Welsh names.



I did find this website, though:



http://babynames.allparenting.com/list/Welsh_Baby_Names/Kynan/details/



Maybe that's where OP got it?

JavadL Due July 31; China 165 posts
9th Dec '12
Quoting MommyToWesley:" After looking it up, almost everything I found says that "cyn" prefix means chief for Welsh names. I ... [snip!] ... this website, though: http://babynames.allparenting.com/list/Welsh_Baby_Names/Kynan/details/ Maybe that's where OP got it?"


I found some info about it on several sites -- http://www.babynamespedia.com/meaning/Kynan is one of them



"There is no K in the Welsh language. "
I'm guessing the 'kyn' is a variation of 'cyn' that has been brought into the English language and changed over time, just like happens with a lot a Gaelic names (i.e. Cian becoming more common as Kian)

Back to Noob Status Ohio 14048 posts
9th Dec '12
Quoting JavadL:" Kynan (kye-nen) is a Welsh name that means Chief. What do you think of it? Why? (It's on our back-up ... [snip!] ... choices, and wanted to get some opinions on it.-- not a lot of opinions expressed about it out there in the internet ether.)"


I prefer Kenan.

JavadL Due July 31; China 165 posts
9th Dec '12

I guess I'm not too surprised that this name isn't getting a lot of love. Glad to confirm that. It'll probably still remain on our back-up list, but it may be slowly moving downwards.