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#1 Ollie83

Posted 06 August 2019 - 10:13 PM

A spin off from another thread below.

I’m an ex Tassie girl who has been searching for boy nothing has stood out like this for awhile. A nod to the Huon River in my home state too.

What do you think?

Possible Huon James...

#2 ~J_WTF~

Posted 06 August 2019 - 10:18 PM

I quite like it and we tossed it about for similar reasons to you - the Tassie connection.

I also like Owen, which is another Tas nod.

#3 Ollie83

Posted 06 August 2019 - 10:24 PM

 ~J_WTF~, on 06 August 2019 - 10:18 PM, said:

I quite like it and we tossed it about for similar reasons to you - the Tassie connection.

I also like Owen, which is another Tas nod.

Owen is lovely too but my husband isn’t keen, I also loved Rowen but it’s been vetoed.

#4 Ozquoll

Posted 06 August 2019 - 10:36 PM

I like it, but be prepared for people to think his name is Ewen.

#5 Prancer is coming

Posted 06 August 2019 - 10:46 PM

I know several Huons.  I like it.  I have not heard the ones I know getting any negative comments or called Ewan.  Hugh and Hugo seem more popular now and I see Huon as another similar name.  Go for it.

#6 ~J_WTF~

Posted 06 August 2019 - 10:51 PM

 Ozquoll, on 06 August 2019 - 10:36 PM, said:

I like it, but be prepared for people to think his name is Ewen.

I really don’t think this will be an issue. I have never ever heard someone pronounce a place with Huon in its name as Ewen...

#7 Fossy

Posted 06 August 2019 - 10:52 PM

Having never been to Tassie I’ve never seen that name, how do you pronounce it?
H-one?
Who-on?
One?

Maybe be prepared for mispronunciations and your child having to spell their name to everyone.

#8 ~J_WTF~

Posted 06 August 2019 - 10:53 PM

Hu - en.

Surely everyone has heard of Huon pine!!

Edited by ~J_WTF~, 06 August 2019 - 10:56 PM.


#9 Lucrezia Borgia

Posted 06 August 2019 - 10:58 PM

i have heard of huon pine....although i tend to associate the name Huon with the wine critic - Huon Hooke - he did (does?) reviews for smh and Gourmet Traveller. maybe he’s from Tasmania originally - i’m not sure. anyway - i like the name.


#10 Gudrun

Posted 06 August 2019 - 10:59 PM

Good name. Any other options for the middle?

#11 amdirel

Posted 06 August 2019 - 10:59 PM

I've never heard of it and wouldn't know how to pronounce it!

#12 Lou-bags

Posted 06 August 2019 - 11:14 PM

 ~J_WTF~, on 06 August 2019 - 10:53 PM, said:

Hu - en.

Surely everyone has heard of Huon pine!!

Nope. As I said in the other thread- I had to google for pronunciation. I’m from WA and have never visited Tas (hope to rectify that some day, it’s been on my list of places to visit for years).

#13 Fossy

Posted 06 August 2019 - 11:18 PM

 ~J_WTF~, on 06 August 2019 - 10:53 PM, said:

Hu - en.

Surely everyone has heard of Huon pine!!

Nope, guessing it’s a tassie thing.
I wouldn’t have guessed pronunciation that way either.
There you go!

#14 Bereckii

Posted 06 August 2019 - 11:24 PM

Never been to Tassie. But I do know the name Huon (and how to pronounce it)

Love it!

I like the Huon James combo a lot.

#15 kerilyntaryn

Posted 07 August 2019 - 05:11 AM

With the other Hu names I think Huon fits it and most people should be able to pronounce it. I like it and the combo

#16 José

Posted 07 August 2019 - 05:59 AM

i dont like it!
i dont like how it sounds and i dont really like using names that are place names.

#17 IamzFeralz

Posted 07 August 2019 - 06:40 AM

 amdirel, on 06 August 2019 - 10:59 PM, said:

I've never heard of it and wouldn't know how to pronounce it!

Same.  If I had to say it off the cuff I would have said “hoo un”

#18 Drat

Posted 07 August 2019 - 07:15 AM

Love it, I know several actually!

I'm a bit swayed by the name further because they have all been lovely boys.

I know more Huon's than Ewans...

#19 Islander

Posted 07 August 2019 - 07:19 AM

Haha! Nice to see my last minute musings are helping someone. It’s a sweet name isn’t it OP, and despite a few people being unfamiliar, I think the pronunciation isn’t going to be so off as to be a problem.

#20 literally nobody

Posted 07 August 2019 - 08:57 AM

never heard of it. id have pronounced it “who-on”. not a fan, sorry.

#21 little lion

Posted 07 August 2019 - 09:07 AM

I like it. I’m a Queenslander and I know how to pronounce it because of Huon pine.

#22 lalalove

Posted 07 August 2019 - 09:14 AM

Another ex-Tassie girl here and I absolutely love this name! It's on my middle names list for a boy. I also like Bowen and Strahan as other Tas-influenced names.

We used Tasman as a middle name for one of our sons as a nod to my heritage.

Tasmania is a hidden gem. We should be so proud.

#23 molinero

Posted 07 August 2019 - 09:35 AM

I like it! Original. And good connotations with such a beautiful part of the world.

#24 Treasure Island

Posted 07 August 2019 - 09:38 AM

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I like it. I’m a Queenslander and I know how to pronounce it because of Huon pine.


Ditto, first thing I though of was the pine. Also why I'm not sure of using it as a name but I have never heard it as a name before. I prefer Hugh over Huon but if you like it, go for it.

#25 WTFJerk

Posted 07 August 2019 - 09:55 AM

 José, on 07 August 2019 - 05:59 AM, said:

i dont like it!
i dont like how it sounds and i dont really like using names that are place names.

Do you have an issue with places that are named after people?   Stanley, Victoria, Alexandra, Seymour, Mount Martha,  Mount Eliza, Charlton, Sydney.

That said, I thought this thread was going to be about moving to Huon and I was interested




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