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BlobTheGreat Tue 02-Aug-11 12:41:58

Me and DH already have a Joseph. We love names which everyone knows how to pronounce and spell (boring some might say!!) but not loving anything too modern or unusual.

We both like Ryan but not sure if it seems quite dated now. What do u think when you hear it?

CandiceMariePratt Tue 02-Aug-11 12:43:31


BlobTheGreat Tue 02-Aug-11 12:45:10

Ohhhhn no hadn't even thought about him! We are a non football loving family! Eeeek not good connotations surroundng him lately.....

InstantAtom Tue 02-Aug-11 12:48:04

It's a perfectly good name although it does remind me of RyanAir.

BlobTheGreat Tue 02-Aug-11 12:57:21

Crikey, RyanAir or Ryan giggs! All these things I had never thought about! Nothing too bad as yet though... I like the sound of it and it seems to be something that everyone will know how to spell etc.

ChickensHaveNoEyebrows Tue 02-Aug-11 13:00:55

I like it. It's a solid, strong name.

InstantAtom Tue 02-Aug-11 13:02:01

Don't worry about the associations smile Like you say they are not too bad. Most names have some kind of connection somewhere!

BlobTheGreat Tue 02-Aug-11 20:46:34

Thank you everyone. We love it. Just need to think of a middle name now!

usualsuspect Tue 02-Aug-11 20:48:31

I like it

everlong Tue 02-Aug-11 20:56:47

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tummytickler Tue 02-Aug-11 21:04:52

Sorry, but I hate it. My feelings are probably amplified as dh is making me use it as a second mn if next dc is a ds, as it is a family name for him. I am gutted it has to be in the name!
Not helpful to you, I know.
I agree Joseph should have a brother with a more classic name.

Sophiesmummie Tue 02-Aug-11 21:38:19

I too find Ryan less classic/elegant than Joseph. I know a few Americans named Ryan, maybe it is more popular over there.

Bandwithering Tue 02-Aug-11 23:25:49

awful. just not a favourite of mine. i just think it's like bryan without the B. and i hate bryan as well.

TillyIpswitch Wed 03-Aug-11 02:44:34

I know a lovely adult Ryan so it doesn't have bad connotations for me, but... I do tend to agree with everlong about it fitting in better with perhaps less classic names.

sleepywombat Wed 03-Aug-11 05:18:25

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ellesabe Wed 03-Aug-11 09:15:23

I have taught a few Ryans. They've all been really naughty!

pointydog Wed 03-Aug-11 09:28:13

It's ok

BerryLellow Wed 03-Aug-11 09:31:43

It means 'Little King' hmm grin

I don't mind it actually, although it's an ex boyfriend's name.

chickensaregreen Wed 03-Aug-11 09:44:26

I really like it. It's a gentle name.

rachel234 Wed 03-Aug-11 10:01:52

I really dislike Ryan, I'm afraid.

grubbalo Wed 03-Aug-11 12:43:46

Elle, I was just going to type that my husband is a teacher and says Ryan is a "naughty boy" name (although he teaches secondary, and says that most of those Ryan's have passed through now).

MatLeaveForever Thu 04-Aug-11 07:25:59

I like it, and Joey and Ryan do go well together (assuming he's called Joey sometimes). Although it doesn't really matter what anyone thinks on here, it's what you love as it's your child!

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