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Some days have themes. I don't necessarily post something in each of these topic areas every week.

Sunday: Church-related or spiritual things.
Monday: Running.
Tuesday: Books.
Friday: Green living.

10 April 2012

I is for Ian

I have no clever Ian-related stories, except that my sister went to school with an Ian, and I said his name wrong pretty much from the first time I met him onwards. The only reason I remember him at all is because of the number of times people corrected the way that I said his name.

These people are all called Ian.
Some of them don't seem very excited
about it.
Ian
Scots Gaelic form of John (God is gracious), in use since the 19th century. 65th most popular name for boys in the U.S. in 2003.

Famous Ians: Sir Ian McKellan, Ian Holm, Ian Fleming

Fictional Ians: Ian Malcolm (Jurassic Park), Ian Miller (My Big Fat Greek Wedding), Ian Howe (National Treasure)

My Ians: I have a character called Ian. So far, all he does is exist. I think he'll come into the story eventually, possibly as a love interest for Emilie.

Do you know any Ians? Did you pronounce it correctly on the first try?

Source:
Baby Name Wizard
Behind the Name

8 comments:

mybabyjohn/Delores said...

I pronounce it EEEEan...is that right or not?

Angeline Trevena said...

I don't know many people called Ian. I'm a little suspicious of people with only 3 letters in their name.

Just visiting from the A-Z Challenge.

dirtylittlewhispers.com said...

How can you pronounce Ian wrong? Did you say Ion?

The Golden Eagle said...

I used to pronounce it AI-an, but EE-an is the correct way, isn't it? I named one of my characters Ian once; it was for an MG novel that I never finished.

Libby said...

Don't forget Ian McEwan!
Fellow A-Zer: http://libbyheily.blogspot.com/

JEFritz said...

I went out with a guy named Ian. No real interesting stories about him though. I noticed that most of the photos are of Ian Somerhalder. As it should be since he's the best one.

Su said...

@Delores: They tell me that's correct.

@Angeline: LOL!

@dirtylittlewhispers: Eye-an.

@Eagle: Yes! That's exactly how I said it! For years.

@Libby: Sure thing! *googles*

@JE: I'm so glad you know who it is, because I took the screen shot & then thought, "Who's that guy?"

Timothy Brannan said...

I have known a couple of Ians over the years.

I am trying to read all the A to Z blogs, but coming back to the ones I really like.
Looking forward to seeing what you do all month!

Tim
The Other Side
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