ken_b - 6:39 pm on Oct 21, 2012 (gmt 0)
Choose another name.
We live with instant and widely accessible world wide communications today, there is probably almost zero chance that choosing a name with the potential to insult anyone is going to go unnoticed and uncommented on.
It's bad enough when someone unknowingly stumbles into that kind of situation. Doing knowingly is a another situation altogether.
Not worth the risk if you ask me.
In fact, in the circumstances described in the OP, if the client insisted on going ahead with the "cran" name, ....
.... I'd dump them as a client.