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#1 Sheeva33

Posted 06 May 2019 - 11:26 AM

Hi friends,
I've just joined here recently. We are expecting our first baby so... I was wondering if we should name her Megan and how popular is it here in Aus? any thoughts? =)  how about Ayla?

#2 seayork2002

Posted 06 May 2019 - 11:40 AM

I like it but I can forsee people pronouncing it as Meg-han.

Yes they have different spellings! I know but I can still see it happening - if you are ok with that then use it

as for popularity i knew a few growing up in the 1980's

#3 steppy

Posted 06 May 2019 - 11:51 AM

It's pretty popular. I've always liked the name.

#4 LittleMissPink

Posted 06 May 2019 - 11:53 AM

I dont know any little Megans, just grown up ones, and I work in schools.

#5 Gudrun

Posted 06 May 2019 - 11:54 AM

I really like it.  I think Welsh and it's never been overused so feels fresh.

#6 amdirel

Posted 06 May 2019 - 11:56 AM

It's a bit too 80's for me.

#7 Sarzie

Posted 06 May 2019 - 11:57 AM

I like it!

#8 LittleMissPink

Posted 06 May 2019 - 12:06 PM

View Postamdirel, on 06 May 2019 - 11:56 AM, said:

It's a bit too 80's for me.

Retro is back in fashion :)

#9 somila

Posted 06 May 2019 - 12:11 PM

Mee-gan pronunciation has been standard in Australia.

Meghan is an alternative spelling that is often pronounced Megg-an, even here.

Megan Markle's fame means that people will probably be second-guessing which it is.

As long as you are aware of that, and fine with it, then go for it.

#10 No Drama Please

Posted 06 May 2019 - 12:16 PM

I knew a few in the 80s who were lovely so I like it! Mee-gan I’ve always heard it, thought Meg-Ann was more like the American way.

#11 ~J_WTF~

Posted 06 May 2019 - 12:19 PM

Megan is pronounced mee-gan

Meghan is pronounced megg-an (which is Meghan Markles spelling and pronunciation).

Well that’s how it always was when I was growing up. It’s not my style but it’s fine, nothing special but if you like it go for it!

#12 Beancat

Posted 06 May 2019 - 12:26 PM

I have a little Megan, but not so little she is named after Princess Meghan

We pronounce it the Australian way

she is the only Megan we know under about 25

#13 Beancat

Posted 06 May 2019 - 12:28 PM

We went with the spelling of Megan because there would be minimal confusion over pronunciation

No-one ever calls her Meg-han

#14 IamtheMumma

Posted 06 May 2019 - 12:32 PM

I love Megan (Mee-gan). Not a fan of Meghan.

#15 Blueberry3

Posted 06 May 2019 - 12:34 PM

I only know one Megan and she is a horrible person, so that’s not much help I know, sorry was just saying....

Ayla is lovely though :)

#16 cvbn

Posted 06 May 2019 - 12:34 PM

Love Megan, dislike Megghan or May-gan.

#17 somila

Posted 06 May 2019 - 12:47 PM

View Post~J_WTF~, on 06 May 2019 - 12:19 PM, said:

Megan is pronounced mee-gan

Meghan is pronounced megg-an (which is Meghan Markles spelling and pronunciation).

Well that’s how it always was when I was growing up. It’s not my style but it’s fine, nothing special but if you like it go for it!

That's how it has been in Australia, but in the UK Megan is pronounced Meggan.  I've also heard May-gan from US people.

It's Welsh originally, so Mee-gan would be the Australian corruption of the original.

#18 Ferelsmegz

Posted 06 May 2019 - 01:04 PM

Its excellent.

Also its my name.

I pronounce it Mee-gan not Meg-ann - but I get a combo of both.

I know a couple of other Megans - there is one in my DD's class - shes is 11.

#19 Jen1

Posted 06 May 2019 - 01:14 PM

My 17 year old niece is Megan. I like the name. :)

#20 nikki_205

Posted 06 May 2019 - 01:16 PM

Like. Definitely pronounced Mee-gan.

Ayla makes me think of the clan of the cave bear series. But it's nice too, although I prefer Megan.

#21 FuzzyChocolateToes

Posted 06 May 2019 - 01:17 PM

Ayla is lovely!

#22 JomoMum

Posted 06 May 2019 - 02:07 PM

Megan is generally pronounced Mee-Gan.

I went to school with lots of Megan’s, but don’t know any these days. I don’t really like it as name.


Posted 06 May 2019 - 02:32 PM

I used to love the name, but know too many horrible ones now.

I like it said Mee -gan.

Others say Meg - an.

So be careful

Not a fan of Ayla (not sure if you say A -la for Eye-la?)

#24 Treasure Island

Posted 06 May 2019 - 02:59 PM

I love it. One of my favourite girl names and was on my list (Megan Amy) but my ex didn't like it and we didn't end up having any girls so I didn't get to use it.

#25 AliasMater

Posted 06 May 2019 - 03:07 PM

I like it but not the Australian pronunciation.

Pretty much everywhere else it is Meg-an.
Here, Mee-gan which I dislike.

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