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  #1  
September 23rd, 2010, 02:50 AM
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Hi all,
My SIL recently had a little boy and is thinking of using the name Tarson with James as a middle name.

What do you think?
Do you think he would get called Tarzan or Carson ?

She is looking for opinions so I am asking on her behalf.
Thanks.
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September 23rd, 2010, 05:51 AM
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When you don't clearly pronounce the S it does sound similar to Tarzan...and I do think when people hear it they may think his name is Carson. I am personally not a huge fan.
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September 23rd, 2010, 05:52 AM
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Living in a city where our main industry is tarsands, I hear/see that instantly. Then when I read about Tarzan I thought that. Definitely not a name I'd use.
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September 23rd, 2010, 10:18 AM
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Yes, I do think his name would be mispronounced (both accidentally and purposely) as Tarzan and Carson. I don't like the name Tarson because it looks, sounds and likely is made up.
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September 23rd, 2010, 11:50 AM
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I really dislike it. I don't like Tar- and while I didn't pick up on Tarzan right away, it is all I hear now. My first reaction was that someone wanted to use Carson, but thought it was too popular so changed it... just like all the Hayden, Jaiden, Zaiden's out there.
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September 23rd, 2010, 02:49 PM
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It does sound really close to Carson when said out loud and when I read it I did make the association w/ Tarzan.
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September 23rd, 2010, 07:37 PM
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Thanks everyone.
Those are my thoughts too, but it is not my decision.
SIL wants the name to start with "Tar" so that is how it came about.
I hope she comes up with something better for the baby's sake.
Thanks
MW
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September 23rd, 2010, 10:01 PM
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Well, if she's set on it starting with TAR, here are some names I like better...
Taregan: I actually think this would be very handsome with the mn James!
Taran
Tarrant
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