Barleysugar86 · 25/01/2023 20:19
It's too boy gendered. Why sign them up for a lifetime of explaining and confusion?
Twoshoesnewshoes · 25/01/2023 20:20
Awww that’s very cute
might be annoying for them though, I think most people would assume a boy
BringItOn2023 · 25/01/2023 20:20
Why, when there are 1000s of alternatives, would anyone choose this?
Sandysandwich · 25/01/2023 20:20
I wouldn't want to be a girl called Ryan and I wouldn't name a girl Ryan.
There are similar girls names that I might use like Rhian, Rhiannon, Rhea, Bryony but not Ryan
Twattergy · 25/01/2023 20:21
It's a no from me...I'm pretty sure there is a Welsh girls name that sounds similar (well more Ree-ann) not sure of spelling, Rhian? Or Rihanna of course...?
R0ckets · 25/01/2023 20:21
Absolutely feel free to change your name to Ryan if you like but don't inflict such nonsense on your poor daughter.
AuntieStella · 25/01/2023 20:21
Bit fat no - it's definitely a boys name
BTW did you known MN has a baby names topic?
SiobhanSharpe · 25/01/2023 20:21
Not a girl's name. Trying too hard to be cool, when it's really not cool anyway.
StopFeckingFaffing · 25/01/2023 20:24
How are you wanting to pronounce it?
The girls name Rhian is pronounced Ree-an
If you spell it Ryan then people will assume it is a boy and pronounce it Ry-un
stargazing1984 · 25/01/2023 20:24
I worked with a Ryan and she had to make "Mrs Ryan Bloggs" her email signature (normally in my industry you wouldn't see a "Mrs" in a signature) to clarify to strangers that she was not a bloke.
I think it is a lovely name but no, wouldn't give it to a girl.
rainydaysun · 25/01/2023 20:26
No I don't think that's fair - you could go Jamie or Charlie if you want something a bit more gender neutral?
MrsTerryPratchett · 25/01/2023 20:27
The only reason people do this and don't call boys, Freya, is that being a boy is a promotion and being a girl is a demotion. It's sexist.
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