I am quite drawn to it possibly because the only 2 Bryony's I have met, (one spelt it Briony) were very pretty. It is also a plant name which i like. Unfortunately we couldn't use it as dp vetoed and also some friends wanted it as a middle name if they had a dd.
My dd is now 25 and her name is Briony Louise. I loved it then and still do.More to the point, she has always liked it. A famous childrens' author once came to her school and spent a lot of time chatting to her because of her name. He was signing her books at the time. She was always particular about people pronouncing her name correctly. It sounds a bit strange on the netball court when you constantly hear Bri, Bri, Bri but she's cool with that