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Opinion vs. on vs. Synne

I heard the name Synne and sort of fell in love with it. But my mother pointed out that it sounds like sin. We aren't christian so it doesn't bother us but do you think it would cause issues for her in the future?

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Poll created: Mar 05, 2021
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Sorry, but I don't think I'd want my name to be Synne/sin. I also think it would be mispronounced. I would read it with a long i sound with the e at the end.
posted by 4kidmom :: 1 month ago | report
^Agree with above. Others will hear the "sin" even if you don't.
posted by You know :: 1 month ago | report
It looks pretty, but if its literally pronounced "sin" it would give me pause
posted by Guest :: 1 month ago | report
Non-christians can sin, so I don't see that as a reason to disregard the fact that the name is pronounced the same as 'sin'. Don't do it.
posted by Miss Nomer :: 1 month ago | report
No to Synne.

You could pick something similar, like Lynn.
posted by Guest :: 1 month ago | report
As a non-religious person, I totally understand and agree that the Christian significance wouldn't mean much to me and phonetically, I find it very pretty as well. Unfortunately, I think you would run into a lot of inconvenience or judgment with it even just with the unfamiliar spelling. If you are interested in names that seem similar, I love the Irish name, Sive (or Syve or Sadhbh). It is still rather unique but may pull less negative opinions.
posted by Swag :: 1 month ago | report
Regardless of the religious aspect the word Sin has a very negative feeling, I wouldn't want my name associated with that kind of a word
posted by Red :: 1 month ago | report
I think Synne has a lovely meaning. While yes, some people may think it's some trendy spelling of the word "sin", I personally wouldn't let it stop me from using the name. The name has nothing to do with Christianity and is not offensive to a religion. People will always have opinions and be judgemental, so I wouldn't let it stop you from using a lovely name.
posted by Guest :: 1 month ago | report
Maybe u can name her something close to synne and then call her synne as a nickname. Maybe u came name her Synnie Like Cini!
posted by BearBear :: 1 month ago | report
How about Cindy nn Synne? Or spell it Syndi? Cynthia and Sinclair would be alternatives that you give you the option of Synne as a nickame. Possibly Sydney as well.
I really would not use the name phonetically "sin" no matter the spelling. I actually don't think of sin as tied only to Christianity. To me it seems a universal truth that every one of us "sins" in that we all violate our own conscience at times, regardless of what external authority you may or may not ascribe to.
On another note, I do know a girl named Sim, just Sim, so perhaps you would like that.
posted by Guest :: 1 month ago | report

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