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October 31st, 2008, 05:47 AM
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BRIAN
Gender: Masculine
Usage: Irish, English
Pronounced: BRIE-ən
The meaning of this name is not known for certain but it is possibly related to the old Celtic element bre meaning "hill", or by extension "high, noble". It was borne by the semi-legendary Irish king Brian Boru, who thwarted Viking attempts to conquer Ireland in the 11th century. He was slain in the Battle of Clontarf, though his forces were decisively victorious. The name was common in Ireland before his time, and even more so afterwards. It came into use in England in the Middle Ages, introduced by Breton settlers. It subsequently became rare, but was revived in the 20th century.



MACKENZIE
Gender: Feminine & Masculine
Usage: English
Pronounced: mə-KEN-zee
From the Gaelic surname Mac Coinnich, which means "son of COINNEACH". A famous bearer of the surname was William Lyon MacKenzie (1795-1861), a Canadian journalist and political rebel. As a feminine given name, it was popularized by the American actress Mackenzie Phillips (1959-).
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October 31st, 2008, 06:15 AM
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Brian is too "old" for me. I can't picture a baby/kid Brian.

Mackenzie I would like for a boy, if the girls hadn't taken it over!
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October 31st, 2008, 08:57 AM
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not a fan of either!
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October 31st, 2008, 10:20 AM
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not too much of a fan of either. I can't picture a Mackenzie as a senator or business woman, whereas Brian is a mature name, i'm just not fond of it.
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October 31st, 2008, 01:14 PM
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Ehhhh .. I think both are too over done, I do like Brian though.
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October 31st, 2008, 07:12 PM
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not a fan of either
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October 31st, 2008, 08:46 PM
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Neither of them appeal to me.
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October 31st, 2008, 09:24 PM
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not a fan of either name
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November 1st, 2008, 06:00 PM
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Brian reminds me of a kid I went to elementary school with. It was a popular name back then (late 80's/early 90's) and not so much these days. I'm not a fan of it though.

I know a female and male child named Mackenzie. I don't have a preference for which sex it suits better, I would never use it. Not a bad name though.
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November 1st, 2008, 08:45 PM
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Both are pretty dated.

Brian is more 70's/80's and Mackenzie very very modern.

I prefer Mackenzie to be just a last name, but if used as a first name, only on boys.

I like Brian more than Mackenzie, but don't really care for either.
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November 2nd, 2008, 04:11 PM
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LOVE Brian, Mackenzie is nmsAA.
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