Sagan -- boy, girl, or androgynous?
Hello, all! Just wanted to ask a quick question, as I know many trends about 'girl names' and 'boy names' are changing...
Do you consider "Sagan" a boy's name, girl's name, or would you feel uncertain about judging the gender of "Sagan" until you saw them?
Does this opinion change if you knew Sagan's mn is Antares?
Thanks So Much!!!
I kind of read Sagan as similar to saggin' which sort of put me off it, but I thought it sounded more boy-ish.
Antares... is the name of my female cat so that's my own personal barrier but I wouldn't advise against it just because of that. Somebody might name their dog Adelaide, but I don't have any pets named Adelaide so it's full steam ahead if I ever have a daughter, haha!
my name is Sagan so i think its a girl concidering well im female... and i also grew up catholic and never had anyone give me a satan or devil refrence to my name.
I would be unsure until I saw the person and think it could work for either gender. With the mn Antares I would tend to think boy. But people are really doing alot of traditional boy names for girls now so its always hard to say. I do know that I would have never looked at/heard the name and thought of Satan had the other posted not mentioned it. And wouldnt let that stop me as it ISNT Satan nor intended to be.
First thing I think about when I hear it is Carl Sagan :) I love the combo! As for the name being 1 letter away from Satan. . .that's utterly ridiculous. Santa is just Satan inside-out. What now?!
Hello, all! Thanks for the replies!
For me, Sagan comes from three sources-- First, Carl Sagan (Say-Gan), astronomer, scientist, and incredible person who made astronomy more accessible to the general public; Also, Sagan (Say-Gun) is Slavic for 'wise one' (traditionally male); Finally, Sagan is like a stronger version of Sage. Sage is so androgynous, but I think it leans a bit toward the feminine-- I love the calm resolution of the 'n' ending.
Antares, as one person pointed out (thank you!), is also associated with mythology-- it is affiliated with Ares/Mars, the 'god of war' (and the 'red planet'), but it is 'anti-Ares,' which lends the masculinity of Ares/Mars with a subtle pacifistic edge...
I am glad to see that you all see Sagan (Antares) as masculine-androgynous, because that is what I am going for!!
Any more feedback is much appreciated. Thanks!
Sagan sounds pretty androgynous to me. Is it pronounced like say-gun? I kind of like it even though it's not really my normal style. Sagan Antares does look like a boy name. Antares seems masculine to me. Maybe because it looks like it comes from Ares, like the god.
I'm not a fan of Sagan but Antares is a beautiful name, I'd put it as a fn :)
Sorry, I just can't get past that it's only a letter different from Satan! And being a Christian, I am really against using names like Satan and Lucifer and Jezebel and Judas... but I know non-Christians don't mind it at all. It just REALLY makes me hate Sagan, sorry!
But yes, I do see it as a boys' name over a girls' name or a unisex name.
I hope this helps!