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Wonderful name for a child! :]
― Anonymous User  7/22/2006
Are you kidding? Not only is it a planet, but some people pronounce it in a rude way!
― Anonymous User  8/4/2006
It should be "oo-RAH-noos". I use that to avoid any embarrassing moments.
gaelruadh19  8/14/2006
It SHOULD be pronounced YUR-ah-nus because many children (and immature adults) have WAY too much fun with the 'your ...' well, you know, pronunciation.
― Anonymous User  8/27/2006
Yes, if people can find a way to make fun of my name (Lauren) then I'm CERTAIN a kid called Uranus isn't gonna have a good time at school. And that's putting it lightly.
Surreal  12/9/2006
I'm pretty sure this is Roman mythology. The Greek equivalent is Cronus. :D
Belldandy  1/8/2007
Uranus is the Latinized form of Ouranos. Kronos was Ouranos' youngest son and the leader of the Titans.
― Anonymous User  9/7/2008
I would feel really bad if some wacko parent actually decided to name their child this. Just the thought of him going to school, it'd be a nightmare. The boys in my school would definitely tease him. Poor boy.
― Anonymous User  1/16/2007
I would never name a kid Uranus. I think it's pretty obvious why.
LilaMayaNeve  6/14/2007
I had a science teacher when I was in high school who insisted that this is said "YUR-a-nis" but I really think this is an attempt to avoid the undesired relation to bad butt jokes. It is quite annoying when people mis-pronounce things for any reason and even more so that they are teaching this incorrect bit of speach to high school kids.
stuckonstupid  9/12/2007
Planet names, at least the ones from our solar system, sound bizarre on people. Of course, the ''anus'' in the name makes it pretty damn near impossible to live with, especially in English-speaking coutries, where the name sounds like ''YOUR anus'', not just like the combination of some obscure ''oor'' sound and 'anus'. Even if you pronounce it as ''yoo-RAH-nus'', the ''anus'' is in the spelling. Spelling this name creatively doesn't seem like a wise decision either.
slight night shiver  5/11/2008
No way. I'm not even going to comment on how rude this name sounds.
bananarama  11/15/2008
Since Saturn was the father of Jupiter they named the planet Uranus after Ouranos the father of Kronos (the Greek equivalent of Saturn).
Mattimeo  1/21/2009
"What's your name?" "Uranus" "What?" [storms off].
rachypiesheepbaa  1/23/2009
Not only does this name not sound good when you pronounce it correctly, but if you pronounce it alternative way it sounds like "urine". It would be very unfortunate for a child to have this name.
Genevieve_M  4/3/2009
"Uranus is huge!" "Is there a ring of debris around Uranus?" "NASA sends probe to Uranus" and on and on. Not too good.

It's pronounced "oo-RAH-noos" or "oo-RAH-nos".
gaelruadh19  1/10/2010
Where I live, this IS pronounced as 'your anus'. I know exactly the kind of problem this would cause for the poor kid and his friends:
Teacher: "Who do you want in your group?"
Friend: "I want Uranus!"
It's a shame, really, because if you quit looking at the anus part of it, it's a pretty cool name!
― Anonymous User  5/5/2010
"quit looking at the anus part of it..."

It's hard not to smirk when you see Uranus (You see the kinds of issues someone called this could have?) It's immature, but we're all thinking it. Even if you put the stress on the UR it'll still kind of sound like urine-us or 'you're in us' in certain accents.

See how annoying this English language is?
― Anonymous User  8/6/2011
It really is pronounced Yur-AH-niss. Not 'Your anus'. Don't ever pronounce it Yur-anus in front of Astrology teacher that teaches higher then high school level. They're very picky about it being pronounced correctly and not like the joke. I'm sure 'Your anus' started out as a joke or a funny mispronouncement, but it's gotten out of hand. Time for a correction. Yur-AH-niss, Okay?
SamJr7  10/26/2011
Psssh... HAHAHA.
Please spell it Ouranos. (I love Greek myth)
If you pronounce it one way it is Your Anus.
The other way: Urine Us.
Edit: The one above said it first, but I was thinking it.
SEC908  2/8/2013
Oh my...What a horrible and useless name this one is.
ThatMazerunnerfan  9/11/2014
I agree with Ouranos... Kinda cool actually.
And to those who say it's pronounced a certain way, well it depends on where you live. Where I'm from it IS pronounced ur-an-us and it would be a horrible name. To me, I'd really have to hate that kid in order to name him Uranus, but that's just because of the pronunciation.
― Anonymous User  11/16/2014
I would pay a million dollars just to see someone name their kid this. This is a very messed-up name.
TyrannosaurusRegina  10/4/2015
This would be an amazing name if kids didn't act like kids. Sadly, they do, so you should never, ever, name someone this. Could be good in writing though.
Aliria  2/22/2016

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