Comments for the name Shawnee

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I once knew a Shawnee, but she pronounced it SHAW-nee. I always liked the name, even though you probably would go through life explaining it.
-- gigibee  7/19/2006
Shawnee is a Native American Tribe.
-- 80226_hottie  8/14/2007
I think it's a really contemporary name, without being a fad. I prefer the 'incorrect' pronunciation SHAW-nee.
-- eschantie  10/27/2008
Just sounds like Seanie, a nickname you would give to a guy called Sean purely to annoy him. The spelling looks incredibly chavvy, I find the sh- sound repulsive and the "shawn" parts reminds me of prawns. And the double e ending looks ridiculous. What's so wrong with y or ie that you have to make your child look illiterate just so they can have a dumb, infantile ending on their name?
-- Undine  2/28/2009
To the poster above me, it's spelled SHAWNEE with the double e's because *that's the name of the Native American tribe!* If we were to manipulate the spelling, making it either Shawnie or Shawney, that would be simply obnoxious---and if you think about it, a bit disrespectful. That's why I don't like the "Cheyanne" spelling of "Cheyenne", either.
-- erb816  4/16/2009
Extremely trashy and juvenile, and another Native American tribe name insensitively being passed off as an English given name.
-- bananarama  5/9/2009
I am ridiculously offended by that comment.
-- musicfiend  6/16/2009
You shouldn't find bananarama's comment offensive. What they mean is that someone, especially a non-Native American, names their child this without really thinking about it.

In a way (to them), this would be like naming your child French or Italian.
-- erb816  2/16/2010
I agree. That comment above is heinously insulting to Native Americans. I can't understand why anyone would go on the internet, and write horrible things for everyone under the sun to read.

I think this name is very pretty and if the Shawnee tribe is significant to you, then it would be fine to use it. However, if you pick it just because you like the sound, and know nothing about the Shawnee tribe, I feel it cheapens the name.
-- Ailis  8/20/2009
Although Shawnee sounds beautiful, I think it's a little strange to name a child after a people. You wouldn't name a child "Chinese" or "Russian", would you?
-- Caprice  4/30/2010
I don't care about the history, the EE looks trashy.
-- FlakyMatt  11/14/2011

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