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Will Bryony be called 'Bry'?

(20 Posts)
noitsachicken Sun 07-Dec-14 08:32:25

36 wks with DC2. Boys name picked out, and have a few ideas for girls.
Both really like Bryony but I am worried it might be shortened to Bry, as some people feel the need to shorten every name!

It would be Bryony Alice, other choices are...
Josephine Alice
Alice Elizabeth


Bowlersarm Sun 07-Dec-14 08:35:25

It might occasionally but not to the point of being permanent I wouldn't have thought.

I like it. I prefer it to your other choices.

HowsTheSerenity Sun 07-Dec-14 08:36:06

Every one I know has it shortened.
Also, most people will end up spelling her name Briony as that's the most common spelling.

honeysucklejasmine Sun 07-Dec-14 08:38:03

I know a "Bry (or Bry-bry)" and a "Brie". Both have the proper name "Bryony".

Having said that, if I one of them wasn't family, it would be on my list. Lovely name.

DoItTooJulia Sun 07-Dec-14 08:38:17

Unfortunately, yes, in my experience.

Love Joespephine though!

MrsHathaway Sun 07-Dec-14 08:38:34

I prefer your others, fwiw, especially if J would be Posy <swoons>

I think Bry is likely though not inevitable. The Bryony I was at school with was known as Brian, mind you.

coolaschmoola Sun 07-Dec-14 08:40:33

I know a little girl called Bryony.... She gets called Bry a lot.

TotleighTowers Sun 07-Dec-14 08:41:14

I know a Bryony, and she is always called by her full name. It is a very pretty name.

18yearstooold Sun 07-Dec-14 08:41:32

I know two

Bry-on-ee doesn't get shortened

Bry-O-nee does

noitsachicken Sun 07-Dec-14 08:46:07

Hmm thanks.
I prefer the Bryony spelling to Briony as less like Brian!
I had imagined saying Bry-on-ee, but what others will say is anyone's guess!
We are in the south west so not sure what a West Country accent will do to the name either!

noitsachicken Sun 07-Dec-14 08:49:27

Can imagine her getting 'our Bry'!

Xanadu46 Sun 07-Dec-14 08:55:36

Yes definately, ive got a chloe , she's 22 and still gets called clo

NoLongerJustAShopGirl Sun 07-Dec-14 09:00:41

My friend is a Bryony - pretty name - but everyone calls her Yo-Yo.... (her little brother couldn't say her name so she was always Bry-yoyo to family)

RedToothBrush Sun 07-Dec-14 09:01:46

Bry or Brian.

Lunastarfish Sun 07-Dec-14 10:42:46

I've ony ever met one Briony and she is known as Briony. I think it really depends on the person. Most Victorias become Vicky/Tori but ocassionally I come across one who insists on Victoria.

noitsachicken Sun 07-Dec-14 15:23:05

Thanks everyone, will keep thinking!

WrappedInABlankie Sun 07-Dec-14 15:26:06

I know one bryony and she's know as that no nn

Never met a post for Josephene only heard it on MN. Always been Jo. Hate the name though but Nn is pheney or Jo from my mum.

aoife24 Sun 07-Dec-14 16:44:38

I knew one at university, Byriani was not uncommon - oh the wit.

FurryDogMother Sun 07-Dec-14 16:47:52

My friend's daughter Briony is called 'Bin' or 'Binny' most of the time...

noitsachicken Sun 07-Dec-14 19:32:07

Maybe we'll strike it off the list!

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