With Welsh phonics, 'au' usually says 'eye' and H's aren't typically silent. But I suppose languages evolve.
― Anonymous User  7/14/2013
This is high on the list of names I'm considering for my son. It is masculine, and sounds great on an old man, a little boy, and everywhere in between. It's a great name, and anyone who has it should wear it proud.
proudmommee  7/26/2009
I never knew this name is pronounced "VAWN". Every Vaughan I've ever met (which isn't many) pronounced it VAW-GAHN, just the way you see it. Have to admit that I really liked this name before seeing the way it's supposed to be pronounced, but I'm not so fond of it now. It's too monosyllabic for my tastes, and I don't like the fact that it rhymes with "Dawn", but I would never pronounce it VAW-GHAN anymore. Why? I'm not American, and I hate it when they spasticate our Irish pronunciations, so please people, out of respect for the Welsh, say it right.
― Anonymous User  2/27/2009
I like Ewan and Owen, but not this one. Must be the ''aw'' sound, and I don't like the sound of Dawn either, so that probably explains it.
slight night shiver  5/12/2008

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