Advanced search


(11 Posts)
noitsachicken Tue 09-Aug-16 18:40:35

I know this is a bit of a marmite name, but we like it and it's on our list.
I am worried about potential nicknames though.
Obviously don't want 'Bry'!
What else might Bryony be shortened to?


JulietteBarnes Tue 09-Aug-16 18:45:24


Namesnamenames Tue 09-Aug-16 18:46:12

I often just get 'B'.

Got Brian a lot at school hmm

Womble75 Tue 09-Aug-16 18:46:25

I like it. To be honest you don't have to shorten it really. I have an Isabella. I thought it would be shortened to Bella but I never actually have. Always used her full name and everyone kind of went with it. She corrects people that call her izzy or Bella as well lol.

cecinestpasunepipe Tue 09-Aug-16 18:50:12

Bryony is a beautiful name. I wouldn't worry about nicknames. My nickname has absolutely nothing to do with my given name. I was at school with a Tadpole, a Slug, and Gog!

noitsachicken Tue 09-Aug-16 20:08:06

Not looking for a nickname as such, but people automatically just try to shorten names.
It's a difficult one, I love the name, but wouldn't want her called Bryan!

villainousbroodmare Tue 09-Aug-16 21:01:36

Lovely name. I know lots of people whose names could easily be shortened but aren't. No reason to think it's inevitable.

noitsachicken Thu 11-Aug-16 11:50:14

We like it, but it's so hard to decide!

minipie Thu 11-Aug-16 11:58:17

I really like it.

What's wrong with Bry as a nn?

Or nn could be unrelated. My two DDs have nns based on what we called them while in the womb... nothing to do with their actual names.

midsomermurderess Thu 11-Aug-16 20:40:03

I knew one at university who sometimes got called biryani.

SteviebunsBottrittrundle Thu 11-Aug-16 20:54:34

I love it! I knew one at school and she never had a nn. She was always Bryony.

Join the discussion

Join the discussion

Registering is free, easy, and means you can join in the discussion, get discounts, win prizes and lots more.

Register now