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(20 Posts)
MrsBarbaraKingstanding Tue 08-Sep-09 12:39:31

Not pregnant, just musing.

I knew one whwn young, now don't know any. Is this because it is awful?

I rather like it.

MovingOutOfBlighty Tue 08-Sep-09 12:41:25

Have 2 family members with this name.

They seem happy about it but both have strong 'nicknames' so don't actually use it but get called by the nicknames. I don't really know what that says about it!

mrswoolf Tue 08-Sep-09 14:36:17

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BunnyLebowski Tue 08-Sep-09 14:38:01

It's an ok name but since reading Atonement it makes me think of that character which isn't necessarily a good thing!

Also the "Brian" part is off putting to me.

twoisplenty Tue 08-Sep-09 14:40:14

Thought about it as a middle name for our dd, but changed our minds...coulnd't quite work out how to spell it. Bryonie looks silly. Didn't think about the obvious Bryony. Duh.

Bethany was easier to spell.

It was a waste of time anyway...she wants to change it to Rose.

Now why didn't I think of that?

NorbertDentressangle Tue 08-Sep-09 14:43:14

I can't get past the Brian bit.

I've also heard of a woman called Briary. Not sure if it "exists" as a name or was made up though.

bevlin Tue 08-Sep-09 16:57:47

I love it but I can't have it because my brother is called Brian - and he is a massive twat!!

Northernlurker Tue 08-Sep-09 17:00:31

I think it's a lovely name.

Alishanty Tue 08-Sep-09 21:27:07

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.

BitOfFun Tue 08-Sep-09 21:28:55

My ex-SIL is Bryonnie, and quite one of the nicest people you could ever meet, so I love it.

coralanne Wed 09-Sep-09 23:48:41

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

weegiemum Wed 09-Sep-09 23:50:03

I have a friend called Brioni.

I like it

Dd2 insists on calling her "Brownie", which makes us all laugh!

pranma Thu 10-Sep-09 18:37:44

Briony is lovely I think

MamaLazarou Thu 10-Sep-09 20:38:34

I don't like it. It sounds like an adjective.

"His dress sense was cool, but his haircut was a bit Briany"

MaggieVirgo Thu 10-Sep-09 21:09:17

I like it. I also like Gwyneth and Blythe. Tt seems in the same style.

bee59 Fri 11-Sep-09 22:25:13

My name is Bryony and I love it

Pyrocanthus Fri 11-Sep-09 22:42:07

I went to college with a Bryony who used to get bored with spelling it to people who thought it was the feminine version of Brian: 'It's nothing to do with Brian, it's a weed!'

Effjay Sun 13-Sep-09 20:58:36

I love this name and would have given it to my child, if I was intending to have another (I'm not) and it was a girl. Although, I have fantasised about having a little Bryony running around! ...

jellybeans Mon 14-Sep-09 10:22:10

I like it.

qumquat Sun 20-Sep-09 13:22:26

I love it, prefer it spelt Briony though, find the two ys a bit much,

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