Mary Ryan, Mae Ryan, etc
My brother just passed. As I am absolutely devastated, I am trying to find my own ways to honor him. My husband and I are ttc, and I just got the thought that Mary Ryan (Double First name) would be really cute. Mary for our aunt who just passed and Ryan is my brothers name. I don't normally like boys names on girls, but it's getting more "unisex" and I could see it do about. I just don't know if Mary Ryan is too many R sounds
so i've thought about-
And I'm stuck. Can you guys give me some short syllable combo suggestions? I need something to take my mind off of recent events and I thought the berries could be perfect for dishing out some distraction :)
Well, I will disagree that Ryan on girls is becoming MORE "unisex". It's actually gone down on the SSA chart from 574 in 2011 to 607 in 2012 (it actually peaked in the mid-80's). 466 births in 2012 compared to 703 in 1987.
That said, Ryan in the middle doesn't bother me as much as if you were going to use it as a first name, just keep in mind that it means "little king". What about Rhiannon "great queen" or Rhianna? Both are very similar but more feminine.
Mae Rhiannon sounds great but Mae Ryan kind of sounds like a first name/last name to me, which isn't terrible but it could be better. I'm not fond of Zella with an older brother named Archer.
Mae Ryan makes me think of the actress Meg Ryan.
I am so sorry for your loss. I like Mary Ryan, but there may be too many 'r' sounds. How about Molly Ryan or even Anna Ryan?
I also like the pp's suggestion of Rhiannon.
Another suggestion is Maryanne. Maryanne combines Mary and Ryan so nicely!
I'm so sorry for your loss. I actually know several females named Rhyan/Ryan. I even think Rhyan Mary works a little better than Mary Ryan due to the repeated "r" sounds. However, I know a woman named Mary Ryan as her first and last name. It works fine, and the first/last combo is going to be said a lot more in a person's life than the first/middle combo. Molly is a good suggestion too, since that is a common nickname for Mary.
I am so sorry for your loss. This is a lovely way to pay tribute to your brother.
I generally like Mary more than Mae for given names, but in combination with Ryan, Mae sounds really cute.
I don't know what style of name you're into, except short and sorta informal?
Ruby Ryan (if you're into alliteration)
Sorry if these are totally missing the mark. :)
Why do you no like Zella and Archer together?
Originally Posted by scarletrune
Thank you, Gretel, thats exactly what I was looking for!
The first name that came to mind was Marnie Ryan. I like Mae but it sounds to much like Meg Ryan for me. I also like the suggestion of Sylvie. I think Archer and Sylvie would be a great sib set.
I dislike boys name on girls and girls on boys. - I do agree it aint that bad as its a middle name but to me it still screams BOY.
I like the Idea of Rhianna or Rhiannon. Eventhough I like the Mae Rhiannon or Mary Rhiannon or Mae Rhianna or Mary Rhianna. I personally think these would sound better with Rhiannon & Rhianna as first names and Mae or Mary as middle names.
I love the Maryanne and Rhiannon suggestions. Although I do like the name Ryan, I don't love it paired with Mary. I'm sorry for you loss.