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  • spelled Rheagn

    Votes: 5 3.4%
  • spelled Rhaegn

    Votes: 3 2.1%
  • pronounced RAY-n like Reign

    Votes: 10 6.9%
  • pronounce Ray-gen like Reagan

    Votes: 20 13.8%
  • don't like it at all

    Votes: 107 73.8%
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What do you think about the name Rhaegn or Rheagn for either a boy or girl and would you pronounce it RAY-n or Ray-gen.
 

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I would pronounce it like the president, Reagan. But I would imagine some people would also say "ree-gen" or "ree-gan." I voted that I don't care for the name. It's just too confusing to me--it looks like a typo. Sorry!
 

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<span>I would prefer the one that sounds like rain. But I have a thing with the presidential one. Not a big fan of old Ronnie! (RIP)</span>
 

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I like Reagan, said and spelled Reagan. The other spelling seems like unncessary confusion. If you want to say it Reign, spell it Reign or Rainn or Rain.
 

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I voted "don't like it at all" because, to me, the spelling is really confusing.<br>
Rhaegn - at first glance I would pronounce it Ray-gen, but after looking at it longer I might pronounce it Rain.<br>
Rheagn - at first glance I would pronounce it Ree-gen, but after looking at it longer I would wonder if the "g" was supposed to be silent, but I wouldn't know and would just be <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/dizzy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Dizzy">: .<br>
I like the sound of Rain and Reagan (pronounced either Ray-gen or Ree-gen), I just think the spelling is too confusing.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">I'm not a fan of that president either. He kind of ruined that name for me.</div>
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same issue here <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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I would pronounce it Reagan, but as for the spelling, I also felt it looked like a type. Sorry mama <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad">
 

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Rhaegn, pronounced rain, for a girl.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">I like Reagan, said and spelled Reagan. The other spelling seems like unncessary confusion. If you want to say it Reign, spell it Reign or Rainn or Rain.</div>
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What's with the extra letters? Looked a little like Rhogam to me<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/duck.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Duck">:
 

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well i like the sound of Reagan but don't like the president. i like Reign for a name but i am looking for a name that carries a good name tuning or frequency (<a href="http://www.namepower101.com" target="_blank">www.namepower101.com</a>) and it does not have a good one. I like the idea of combining words for a name and i like the name rhea (mother of zeus). So if you combine Rhea and Reign you get Rheagn. There is my logic. It also has a good name frequency that promotes an organized, responsible, productive leader.
 

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Personally, I try to avoid names whose spelling is difficult or confusing. Rheagn and Rhaegn are, to me, both difficult to pronounce and confusing. If you like the sound of "Reign", there are other spellings, like "Raine" (which I have seen used before).
 

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We are having a girl soon and this is our name we have chosen <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"><br>
Except it is Reagan (Ree-gan)
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">What do you think about the name Rhaegn or Rheagn for either a boy or girl and would you pronounce it RAY-n or Ray-gen.</div>
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I think you're striving too hard to be original.<br><br><i>Rhaegn/Rheagn</i> is unpronounceable. It also reminds me of Rhogam.<br><br>
"Reagan" reminds me either the name of the most brain-addled Republican president we had before Bush or the name of the little girl in <i>The Exorcist</i>. Of the two, I would rather she be associated with Satan.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Looked a little like Rhogam to me<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/duck.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Duck">:</div>
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<div style="font-style:italic;">I think you're striving too hard to be original.<br><br><i>Rhaegn/Rheagn</i> is unpronounceable. It also reminds me of Rhogam.<br><br>
"Reagan" reminds me either the name of the most brain-addled Republican president we had before Bush or the name of the little girl in <i>The Exorcist</i>. Of the two, I would rather she be associated with Satan.</div>
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see message number 12 to see why this is the chosen spelling it has nothing to do with being original.<br><br>
rain is not really an option. i had a college roommate that still owes me money named Rainy
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">see message number 12 to see why this is the chosen spelling it has nothing to do with being original.<br><br>
rain is not really an option. i had a college roommate that still owes me money named Rainy</div>
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I understand why you came to that conclusion.<br>
However, the thousands of people your daughter meets throughout her life will not be able to check post #12. I personally don't like names that have to be explained. My name is very simple, 4 letters and not super original but I have to spell it every single time. I admit I have also given that fate to my first daughter.<br>
I think the spelling you have chosen is a bad idea. I like the thought and where it is coming from but I think you need to find a more simple way. There are just too many letters that don't need to be there.<br><br>
Good luck,<br>
Keri
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">see message number 12 to see why this is the chosen spelling it has nothing to do with being original.<br><br>
rain is not really an option. i had a college roommate that still owes me money named Rainy</div>
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You've explained your reasons, but of COURSE it has to do with being original/unique/different, or you'd name her Rain (the normal spelling) or a name a million other girls have. Your spelling has a logic to it, true, but the spelling and the choice of name(s) are side effects of wanting to be original, creative, or unique.
 
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