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Also spelled Sloan, I can't say this name is a particular favorite of mine.
-- Anonymous User  5/24/2006
I think that this is a rather interesting name, though I am leaning a little more towards its feminine usage, as opposed to its more popular masculine. Its meaning is quite intriguing as well.
-- Pheadirean  6/26/2006
Sloane is Ferris Bueller's girlfriend in the movie Ferris Bueller's Day Off.
-- trayc53  8/12/2006
Maybe if the parents have a particular fondness of Sloane Square in London.
-- Anonymous User  12/19/2006
Why would anyone use this pretentious, elitist-sounding, very surname-y, and clearly masculine name on their daughter? It's not a cool name even for tomboys, androgynous girls and women, or the unconventional female indie types. This would be better preserved as a surname.
-- slight night shiver  5/7/2008
Quite possibly the ugliest and most wretched surname I've ever had the misfortune of hearing. This surname makes Madison and Campbell on girls' look halfway decent. Truly ugly.
-- Anonymous User  6/9/2008
The name Sloane reminds me of a slug. It's horrible. I can't imagine it as a name any better than I could imagine szpdoiuv904 as a name. It also sounds like a derogatory slang verb like, "She just got Sloane". So bad verb, bad sound, bad name.
-- Ursa_Minor  3/28/2009
Sloane is also a male name.
-- Anonymous User  7/15/2009
Okay, there are some "surname" names like Madison, Makenna (from McKenna), or Mackenzie, that I can imagine on a person. But Sloan/Sloane should STAY a last name! It sounds horrible--the first time I heard it as a girl's name was in "Ferris Bueller's Day Off", and it just sounded so pretentious and ugly! (Ferris sounds really pretentious, too--at least Cameron sounds cool.)
-- erb816  7/25/2009
It's so unbearably ugly I think I shall start using it as a synonym for foul or rank.

I know we all have differing tastes but heck it sounds like something you'd step in at a garbage dump.
-- Anonymous User  8/4/2009
My name is Sloane. I am a woman, and I find the comments on here particularly offensive. When people ask what my name is they always say, "what a pretty name!" Not that it reminds them of a slug or a dump.
-- Anonymous User  8/6/2009
I've recently come to like this name very much. I think it's a very pretty name. I also think that it could work for a boy's name too. I'm not being sexist or anything but when I think about the meaning "raid", I would think more about men.
-- lil_bri_11  11/22/2009
There's a character in the TV show "Entourage" named Sloane. She was Eric's girlfriend.

In other news, I do not care for this name. It is boring, like the word "slow". It also seems pretentious, maybe because it's a surname.
-- emily  12/22/2009
Sloane Crosley is a best-selling novelist.
-- _0TophasNails_1  6/12/2010
Wow this is one of the ugliest names I've heard for a girl in a long time. I can't fathom what a parent could find remotely attractive about it to give to a little girl. It makes a name like Beulah seem beautiful by comparison.
-- Anonymous User  5/14/2011
I can't believe someone would name a girl Sloane or Sloan! It sounds very masculine and rugged. Surnames usually make better names for boys than girls and this one should certainly be for a boy.
-- GibsonGirl  8/22/2011
I've read a lot of negative comments on this name, and I have to wonder how people can get so repulsed by it. Even if you dislike the name, comparing it to a "slug" or "dump" is just unfathomably rude. Personally, I think the name Sloane is lovely for a girl. I know someone named Sloane and I always thought how cool it was that she had a unique name. I associate the name with a girl who is kind, beautiful and artistic.
-- Anonymous User  12/30/2011
I'm very upset about the inappropriate comments about this name. These comments go way past negative and into just plain mean territory. I love this name and if I ever have a daughter I would seriously consider giving her this name, if not as a first name then at least as a middle name. It means raid, but I've also read it means warrior. Yes, that may sound masculine, but I don't follow gender-lines that closely and I think having warrior as a name is an honor. It's also has an Irish heritage, which just makes it that much better.

My only problem with the name is it's starting to make the top 1000 list, so I'm not sure if that means it's going to get popular. If it peaks then I'll use the name, but seeing as I don't want kids for at least another 5 years, more likely closer to 10 or more years, if it instead become popular I won't be using it.

But to all the people who already have this name and have read these horrible comments. Don't listen to those jerks. You have a beautiful, strong name and be proud.
-- KaNugget  6/9/2012
Sloane Nicolette Momsen (born 1996 in St. Louis, Missouri) is an American actress. She is the younger sister of actress Taylor Momsen.
-- Anonymous User  7/20/2012
Sloane Stephens (1993- ) is a female American tennis player. As of January 2013, she is the youngest woman ranked in the WTA top 40 (ranked No. 25).
-- bibi66  1/26/2013
Many people here have expressed some pretty passionate views on the name Sloane. I don't think that anyone with the name Sloane is a bad person, any more than a girl named Tiffany or Candi is ditzy, or a guy named Brad is sporty. But I can say that the name comes with a lot of 'baggage'.
If you watch movies and tv shows you can pretty much guarantee that all fictional girls named Sloane are:
A) beautiful (usually blonde too)
B) popular
C) wealthy
D) selfish
E) more often than not bullies or rebels

You can argue that the reason writers pick names like Tiffany, Candi and Brad is because those names mean something to the general populace. The same can be said for the name Sloane, just like any name... I mean Graces are innocent and Mary's are maternal, Toni's are playful. I'm not saying any of this is true but we all carry these stereotypes.

Personally I don't care for the name Sloane because the first girl I ever met with the name Sloane was really mean to my sister in high school, and she had a 'Sloane' vanity plate on her car. Then of course I linked it to every negative word that sounds even remotely similar (like 'slow'). But the truth is that many people could say the same about my name (Amy, I love it and it works for me, but it carries an immature meaning that writers have been using for years).

... So while you might have known a girl named Sloane who was really sweet or talented the truth is that most people will see it the way Hollywood has portrayed it. A pretentious blonde.
-- Anonymous User  8/14/2013

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