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WDYT of Jarrah for a boy!?

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#1 mummmi79

Posted 22 February 2013 - 07:16 PM

Hey all..

I have always liked the name Jarrah.. so now we are having a boy we are considering it.
Opinions would be great thanks :-))

Oh and would you spell it Jarah or Jarrah? biggrin.gif biggrin.gif

#2 Guest_Sunnycat_*

Posted 22 February 2013 - 07:22 PM

I prefer Jarrad or Jarrett. If you were to use it I'd spell it Jarrah.

#3 Yogurtbliss

Posted 22 February 2013 - 07:22 PM

Lovely name! I know a Jara, so you can spell it as you like!

#4 B.feral3

Posted 22 February 2013 - 07:24 PM

It's ok. I don't love it but it's perfectly fine. I LOVE Jonah oh the other hand though. Love, Love, Love!!

#5 choccy2

Posted 22 February 2013 - 07:35 PM

er no just no for me.

just reminds me of that  coffee brand.

but hey names are a personal thing so if you like it go for it.

#6 sedawson

Posted 22 February 2013 - 07:40 PM

It's a tree. It's a kind of wood and doesn't really have any history of being a name. I have to say I like names that are people's names.

Did someone mention Jonah? That is lovely.

#7 ManyHats

Posted 22 February 2013 - 07:41 PM

Reminds me of the coffee brand.
Or a bogan way of saying Jared.

#8 PattiODoors

Posted 22 February 2013 - 07:42 PM

Great name.
I remember putting it out there to DP when were expecting our first (who turned to be DD anyway) but he didn't like it.
I prefer the Jarrah spelling.

#9 Leslie Knope

Posted 22 February 2013 - 07:42 PM

QUOTE (choccy2 @ 22/02/2013, 08:35 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
just reminds me of that  coffee brand.


#10 ManyHats

Posted 22 February 2013 - 07:42 PM


Edited by ManyHats, 22 February 2013 - 07:43 PM.

#11 kerilyntaryn

Posted 22 February 2013 - 07:46 PM

sounds like a tree,   I'd use Jarrah if you do use it,  sorry I cant warm to it

Jonah or Jared are nice though

#12 wish*upon*a*star

Posted 22 February 2013 - 08:02 PM

not a fan sorry

#13 miinii

Posted 22 February 2013 - 08:03 PM

I like it! DD had a Jarrah in her prep class

#14 farfaraway

Posted 22 February 2013 - 08:11 PM

No. Though I do know a girl named Jara. Not a fan.

#15 Rolex

Posted 22 February 2013 - 08:16 PM

Sorry, all I could think of was coffee as well.
Not a fan at all I'm afraid.

#16 ShamelesslyPooks

Posted 22 February 2013 - 08:30 PM

Love it! I have come across a few people with this name, all Indigenous. Has a good solid sound and earthy tones.

#17 slinky

Posted 22 February 2013 - 08:51 PM

Great Australian name, I love it.

#18 Lokum

Posted 22 February 2013 - 08:56 PM

QUOTE (slinky @ 22/02/2013, 09:51 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Great Australian name, I love it.

Me too. It's an Australian hardwood. We considered it among Clancy, Matilda, Banjo (but ended up with something different.)

#19 la di dah

Posted 22 February 2013 - 09:11 PM

I was considering it, as I like the idea of nature names and "Australian" names. Opal is my favourite for a girl.

Jarrah, though, does suggest Jerry, and there are enough Jerrys in my family as it is. I like the idea of Huon but that's maybe even less used as a name than Jarrah?

I know an absolute horde of Jonahs and Jareds but that could just be the circles I run in. I'm very fond of Jesse, Judah, and Jethro, but Jarrah is interesting in that it's one of the only non-Biblical J names I think sounds very nice, and that makes it sort of stand out from the others?

#20 Gudrun

Posted 22 February 2013 - 09:25 PM

Very nice Australian Aboriginal name that's become mainstream.

Heard of a new one this week.

#21 libbylu

Posted 22 February 2013 - 09:29 PM

I don't mind it.  I know a couple of little Jarrah's.  I find it a bit hippy though - like naming your child River or Sage or something.  It is also not a really strong sounding name to my ears. But fine, really.

#22 Le-a

Posted 22 February 2013 - 10:51 PM

I know heaps of Jarrahs, the oldest is about 35 now. I think it's an awesome name. I grew up in the Jarrah/Karri forests (actually I know a girl called Karri, too, come to think of it) of the Southwest WA, so I guess I have a soft spot for it.

Absolutely beautiful tree, amazing timber, and lovely soundi g name.

FWIW, the Jarrahs I know aren't hippies or bogans, just regular guys with interesting parents wink.gif

#23 pinkcupcakes

Posted 22 February 2013 - 11:40 PM

QUOTE (choccy2 @ 22/02/2013, 07:35 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
er no just no for me.

just reminds me of that  coffee brand.

but hey names are a personal thing so if you like it go for it.

QUOTE (sedawson @ 22/02/2013, 07:40 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
It's a tree. It's a kind of wood and doesn't really have any history of being a name. I have to say I like names that are people's names.

all of the above, sorry op.what about jared, nn jay?

#24 Magnus

Posted 22 February 2013 - 11:46 PM

I don't mind it. It's MUCH nicer than Jared, IMO.

#25 Imaginary friend

Posted 23 February 2013 - 12:07 AM

I quite like it, have met a few.

I also like Jared but the names have quite different vibe to me.

I would spell it Jarrah.

La di da, I would say Jarrah, whilst not overly common, is used far more often than Huon.

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