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  1. #16
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    Briony. It was character in one of Tad Williams books, so I first encounter with that spelling.
    I pronounce Briony bree-oh-nee and really don't care if "correct" pronunciation is Breye- un-nee. It's rare name, it's different spelling, so it could be easily pronounced wrong. As far as I know, English-born speakers pronounce half of foreign names wrong, so what's big deal about wrong pronunciation of rare name?
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  2. #18
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    Briony - It's my cousin's name, so maybe I am biased. I agree Bryony somehow now feels tacky, like its spelt incorrectly (even though its the original. Personally I don't think the association has ruined it, its not a film or book that everyone has seen, plus as everyone said its such a rare name. I pronounce it Bri-uh-NEE. Lovely choice though!
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  3. #20
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    I prefer Bryony. Whenever we're talking a floral name, I prefer the way the plant is actually spelt. Lily over Lilly or Lillie, Bryony over Briony.

  4. #22
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    Bryony by far . Briony seems made up to me .

    "And so, being young and dipt in folly. I fell in love with melancholy,."

    Currently crushing on: Marigold Sybella & Jay Frances.

  5. #24
    Bryony, definitely! I love this name

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