Jump to content

Thoughts on the name brianna


  • Please log in to reply
40 replies to this topic

#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.




0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users

 

Why we tend to hold our babies on our left side

On which side of your body do you carry or cradle your baby? If you answered "left" then you're not alone.

Taking fish oil in pregnancy may prevent childhood asthma

Women who took omega-3 fatty acid supplements (fish oil supplements) in pregnancy reduced the risk of their children developing asthma by almost one third.

Mum, dad and son all share a birthday

Luke and Hillary Gardner never have a problem remembering each other's birthday.

Mum shares the bittersweet truth about pregnancy after miscarriage

A mother's candid and heartfelt reflections about pregnancy after miscarriage are providing comfort to other women.

16 simple ways to make your baby smarter

What's the best way to mentally stimulate your baby? It doesn't take a genius - just a loving, involved parent.

Your blood pressure could predict baby's sex even before conception

The average blood pressure of mother could suggest a baby's sex before it even exists, a study has found.

The breastfeeding photo that says it all

Ashley Rockill was lucky enough to have her birth photographer on hand to capture a precious moment.

13 pregnancy superstitions from across the globe

In honour of Black Friday, let's explore 13 of the strangest pregnancy superstitions from across the globe.

I'm a stay-at-home mum, and I'm sending my son to daycare

When you become a mum you give birth to a beautiful baby, but you also give birth to guilt.

Mum gives birth to 'Incredible Hulk' 6.4kg baby

An American mother was shocked when she gave to a 6.4kg (14lb 1oz) baby last month.

Mum demands $530 for daughter's shoes after playdate

A mum has made a pretty bold move by demanding $532 for a pair of her daughter's shoes that were damaged at another family's house. 

A toddler's guide to helping around the house

If a toddler was to write a guide to 'help' you with the household chores, it would go something like this.

The breast pump you can use on the go

The game-changing breast pump promises to make life easier all round.

'Mum, don't be mad but I've just had a baby'

A teen mum has shared her birth story – and her shock at not knowing she was pregnant until her baby's head emerged.

No, Senator, childcare workers don't just wipe noses and stop fights

The only thing childcare workers spend their time doing is "wiping noses and stopping the kids from killing each other"? Not quite.

'I wanted to be the birth mum so much'

When people say "aren't you lucky that there are two of you, that you can switch?" I give them a tight smile.

6 myths about breastfeeding toddlers

Although breastfeeding a toddler isn't for everybody, if you choose to nurse beyond babyhood you can expect some strong reactions.

 
Advertisement
 

Top 5 Articles

Advertisement
 
 
 

From our network

Essential Baby & Toddler Show, presented by Blackmores

3-5 March 2017, Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre. Get your FREE ticket now. Save $20.

Your child's fine motor skills: what you should know

There is less of a focus on fine motor skills, but they're just as important as others. (SPONSORED)

5 ways music helps your toddler's development

There are at least five other compelling reasons to get musical around your toddler. (SPONSORED)

 

Free ticket offer

Essential Baby & Toddler Show, presented by Blackmores

3-5 March 2017, Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre. Get your FREE ticket now. Save $20.

 
Advertisement
 
 
Essential Baby and Essential Kids is the place to find parenting information and parenting support relating to conception, pregnancy, birth, babies, toddlers, kids, maternity, family budgeting, family travel, nutrition and wellbeing, family entertainment, kids entertainment, tips for the family home, child-friendly recipes and parenting. Try our pregnancy due date calculator to determine your due date, or our ovulation calculator to predict ovulation and your fertile period. Our pregnancy week by week guide shows your baby's stages of development. Access our very active mum's discussion groups in the Essential Baby forums or the Essential Kids forums to talk to mums about conception, pregnancy, birth, babies, toddlers, kids and parenting lifestyle. Essential Baby also offers a baby names database of more than 22,000 baby names, popular baby names, boys' names, girls' names and baby names advice in our baby names forum. Essential Kids features a range of free printable worksheets for kids from preschool years through to primary school years. For the latest baby clothes, maternity clothes, maternity accessories, toddler products, kids toys and kids clothing, breastfeeding and other parenting resources, check out Essential Baby and Essential Kids.