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#1 Millie bella

Posted 13 January 2013 - 08:43 PM

Hi everyone,
My husband and I have a son named Ryan and are expecting a girl in June 2013. Just wondering your thoughts on the name Brianna? I have always liked the name but my husband isn't sure...

#2 Gudrun

Posted 13 January 2013 - 08:49 PM

Doesn't thrill but it's OK.  It's kinda got Ryan's name in it but that would not of itself preclude it for me.

Edited by Gudrun, 13 January 2013 - 08:50 PM.


#3 TBen

Posted 13 January 2013 - 08:53 PM

QUOTE (Millie bella @ 13/01/2013, 08:43 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Hi everyone,
My husband and I have a son named Ryan and are expecting a girl in June 2013. Just wondering your thoughts on the name Brianna? I have always liked the name but my husband isn't sure...


I have a good friend called Brianna - and she's awesome! So that's a big + in my books original.gif

She usually gets called Bri, so make sure you like the short version too.

#4 fifi-trixibelle

Posted 13 January 2013 - 09:25 PM

It's ok but getting a bit dated these days. I think it goes well with Ryan though.

#5 JennaJ

Posted 13 January 2013 - 09:31 PM

DD would have been Brianna if my boss' name wasn't Brian! Didn't want him thinking I'd named her after him, would be a bit weird....she's Annabelle instead.

#6 FeralProudSwahili

Posted 13 January 2013 - 09:33 PM

I dislike it a great deal.

#7 la di dah

Posted 13 January 2013 - 09:37 PM

I like Branwen and Bryony more but I don't hate Brianna. Though if you have a last name like Horowitz and not a drop of Irish on any branch of the family tree, (as one Brianna I know does) I find it a bit clashy.

#8 Red nut

Posted 13 January 2013 - 09:37 PM

Not my scene, but I got told DS's name was plain the other day, so each to their own

#9 Ingrid the Swan

Posted 13 January 2013 - 09:44 PM

I much prefer Anna without the Bri-.

#10 bakesgirls

Posted 13 January 2013 - 09:45 PM

I think it's a lovely name original.gif

#11 la di dah

Posted 13 January 2013 - 09:45 PM

QUOTE (Dabri @ 13/01/2013, 10:44 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I much prefer Anna without the Bri-.

I'd prefer Bree without the Anna.  biggrin.gif

#12 AnnBB

Posted 13 January 2013 - 09:46 PM

Not a fan. Sorry.

#13 BlueEyedBeauties

Posted 13 January 2013 - 09:58 PM

Not a fav but I also don't dislike it..

#14 ~THE~MAGICIAN~

Posted 13 January 2013 - 09:59 PM

It doesn't really go with Ryan imo.

I prefer Breanne myself.

What about Brielle or Brenna?

Edited by ~THE~MAGICIAN~, 13 January 2013 - 09:59 PM.


#15 Rainbow Brite

Posted 13 January 2013 - 10:05 PM

I don't like it. It does however, sound ok with Ryan.

#16 Dawarr

Posted 13 January 2013 - 10:09 PM

Honestly, not a big fan. I'm not sure why - maybe it just sounds too "80's High School" for me.

Any other options in the mix, OP?

#17 CallMeFeral

Posted 13 January 2013 - 10:10 PM

I find it very American sounding. But otherwise alright.

The Brianna I know (American) is lovely.

#18 soapy

Posted 13 January 2013 - 10:13 PM

It's ok. I don't hate it but I don't love it.

#19 Millie bella

Posted 13 January 2013 - 10:17 PM

QUOTE (KeepTheFaith @ 13/01/2013, 11:09 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Honestly, not a big fan. I'm not sure why - maybe it just sounds too "80's High School" for me.

Any other options in the mix, OP?


Hubby likes Caitlin, which I do like too however my cousin named her daughter that so it's put me off it a bit for that reason

#20 Nepheline

Posted 13 January 2013 - 10:21 PM

I really don't like it, but I'm not sure why! Think I might have known a nasty Brianna in high school....

#21 BlueUnicorn

Posted 13 January 2013 - 10:24 PM

You could use Catherine and Cate as a short name as an alternative to Caitlin?

I don't hate Brianna but for me there are heaps of names I'd choose over it.  How about Bridie ? Bridget is one of my fav's.  





#22 FEdeRAL

Posted 13 January 2013 - 10:25 PM

Don't like it. Sorry.

#23 HSV1986

Posted 13 January 2013 - 10:32 PM

Love it but Im slightly bias

#24 Gudrun

Posted 13 January 2013 - 11:23 PM

I like Brea [BREE-uh] better. Or Briar.

#25 Magnus

Posted 13 January 2013 - 11:39 PM

It's not my style.




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