Is it useable?
I had a revelation the other day... Most of the worlds population are not berries! I was spouting off my name list to my husband and he was baffled. He had never heard the majority of names I mentioned. I suppose this would be the case with the majority of my friends and family, sigh. He did pause when I mentioned Idony however. According to my research, Idony has not been used in the US (at least since 1880 which is the year the site I was using ended). So I ask you, is Idony useable? We have 2 daughters now, Vitalia and Laurel. Would they make a good sib set? Also, any suggestions to go with our girls names?
I'm not pregnant yet but ttc and just feel we are destined to have girls only.
1. I don't know how to pronounce it. Ih-dough-knee? eye-duh-knee?
2. I've never heard it so at first glance I would assume it was made up
3. It looks like a combination of Ivory and India (both rather tacky)
4. It would lead very easily into "Idiot" teasing.
All that said, I wouldn't use it.
I see it as a Ivory with d and n. Eye-do-ny? Or Aiden-ie?
Anyway, it's definitely useable.
I think it's wonderful, and would be perfect with your other beautiful girls' names. Kala's point about possible "idiot" teasing is worth considering. The original "Idunn" is freaking gorgeous, but way too heavy for most ears I'm guessing. There's also Sidonie (as in Colette.) Iona could be lovely in your sibset too. Isolde? I have a soft spot for the eccentric Iphigenia too, though it's probably not so wearable (unless nicked to Iphi.) Ah the I-names..
I love the nickname Io. I think of it for Iona, but it could work for Idony too.
It is an intriguing name; I see the drawbacks mentioned by kala_way. I think spelling Edonie would simplify pronouncing (if my pronounciation is correct). I prefer ed over id.
Idony? I-don-know. It's a little out there. If my name is Idony, I might be jealous of my sister Laurel. It reminds me of Ebony and Ivory. The first two letters are striking to me. possible nickname:Id plus texters and young people use Idk and Idc all the time. (translation I don't know and I don't care.)
I would pronounce it like Ivory if I saw it somewhere. My advice:keeping looking, it's not awful, you could you use it. I dun know. It's up to you.
I agree that it sounds made up. I also personally don't find it to be a pretty sound - it is sort of clunky. If you do use it, make sure it goes with your last name and doesn't end up sounding like a sentence - "I don't eat ...." (much like the issues that can arise with Ida).
I like the suggestions of Iona and Isolde much better.
I think it looks pretty spelled on paper...but I have no clue how to say it. That isn't a bad thing but I would just need to hear how you say it! I think it's definitely usable.
Being totally unfamiliar with the name, it looks like a weird misspelling of irony to me. I like the suggestions of Sidonie, Edonie, and Iona.