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HarderToKidnap Thu 26-Dec-13 22:18:56

I love this name. Pron. Brin-yah. It's Icelandic, we're not Icelandic in any way, in fact we are Jewish and DSs name reflects this. Ideally I would like a Hebrew name for new baby but I just keep thinking about Brynja!

SundaySimmons Fri 27-Dec-13 01:27:34

The problem I foresee is that your child will forever be correcting people that pronounce their name Brin-jar.

Pronounced correctly it rhymes with ninja, so your child might be called at school, Brynja the Ninja, which may be cool. Or not.

kilmuir Fri 27-Dec-13 01:30:55

Have you overindulged on christmas port? Horrid

BrianTheMole Fri 27-Dec-13 01:36:31

Its a pretty name. But there might be issues over pronunciation.

NigellasDealer Fri 27-Dec-13 01:40:51

it is not good.
some fine Old Testament name would surely be better?
what else is on your short list?

NatashaBee Fri 27-Dec-13 01:43:54

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KristinaM Fri 27-Dec-13 01:52:40

Sorry it's not good.

Just tell yourself it's your hormones. We all get weird ideas when we are pg.

Start another thread asking for Jewish names and you will get loads of great ideas I promise

InTheFace Fri 27-Dec-13 02:02:42

I think Icelandic names might sounds best in...Iceland.

Here I think the name looks a little like a STI. Sounds nice though.


sleepingbeautiful Fri 27-Dec-13 03:26:44

I would guess pronunciation as you intend. I also think it's an ok name. I'm a bit iffy about using obviously different (esp. Slightly obscure) cultural names with zero connection to your family though. Wouldn't everyone ask the child during their life, and they have no answer to give - conversation killer?

EirikurNoromaour Fri 27-Dec-13 07:59:46

Don't be silly.

msmiggins Fri 27-Dec-13 08:02:14

No sorry- sounds too much like brinjal whch is the Indian word for an aubergine.

ThistletoeAndWine Fri 27-Dec-13 08:07:17

Sounds like a new curry

SundaySimmons Fri 27-Dec-13 08:28:40


When I was a little girl, I knew an older boy called Brinsley. He was lovely.

HarderToKidnap Fri 27-Dec-13 08:59:19

smile unanimous then! I think it's gorgeous but you are all right, too obscure and too many pron. problems. I did know a lovely girl called Brynja but her mum was Icelandic!

ediblewoman Fri 27-Dec-13 09:08:27

What about Bronja? It is Polish and I think rather lovely?

BlackholesAndRevelations Fri 27-Dec-13 09:39:25

I knew a bronya at school. Sounds similar?

DorothyBastard Fri 27-Dec-13 09:43:07

Imagine the teasing if she was ginger?

brokenhearted55a Fri 27-Dec-13 18:13:02

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Alisvolatpropiis Sat 28-Dec-13 16:10:51

I thought it was rather nice blush

Frontdoorstep Sat 28-Dec-13 16:17:25

When I read the title of your post, I read the name as Brin-jah before I read your post telling people how to pronounce it. So I don't know if pronunciation would be a problem. I wouldn't choose it but it's pretty, yes it's ok.

Frikadellen Sat 28-Dec-13 17:04:45

Growing up in Denmark I have known a couple all lovely girls so no bad associations for me pretty name

HyvaPaiva Sat 28-Dec-13 17:09:41

I have a cousin called this and I don't much like the name. People most often mispronounce it Brine-Jah.

everlong Sat 28-Dec-13 17:14:06

For a boy or girl?

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