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Cast Your Vote:

    • Ryan - do not change spelling for girl -- Votes: 39
    • Rhyan - add an H, does it change the pronunciation? -- Votes: 6
    • Ryann - does this sound like Ryan or Ree-ann? -- Votes: 9
NicoThunders 2 kids; Michigan 12847 posts
4th Nov '12
Quoting SpaceCowgirl:" Do you really care that much what a name means?"


I do actually.

Lady in the Garden Japan 147 posts
4th Nov '12

The meanings of words/names change over time depending on use and function. Clearly, no little king is ever referred to as Ryan now. I am going to pull a Webster and amend the meaning to also include "little Queen."

*~Stella's Momma~* 1 child; Missouri 1654 posts
4th Nov '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting SpaceCowgirl:</b>" Do you really care that much what a name means?"</blockquote>



How can you not care about the meaning behind the name you're giving your child?



I think it's important.

SpaceCowgirl Due December 21; 3 kids; Oregon 20240 posts
4th Nov '12
Quoting *~Stella's Momma~*:" <blockquote><b>Quoting SpaceCowgirl:</b>" Do you really care that much what a name ... [snip!] ... How can you not care about the meaning behind the name you're giving your child? I think it's important."


What's so important about it?



Aside from naming your kid Satan or Hitler...

loser mom 2 kids; 1 angel baby; GoShox!, KS, United States 9199 posts
4th Nov '12

I was just thinking of the scene from Pulp Fiction...when Butch says, "I'm American, honey - our names don't mean SHIT!"

:)

NicoThunders 2 kids; Michigan 12847 posts
4th Nov '12
Quoting Lady in the Garden:" The meanings of words/names change over time depending on use and function. Clearly, no little king is ... [snip!] ... little king is ever referred to as Ryan now. I am going to pull a Webster and amend the meaning to also include "little Queen.""


You're right, etymology means nothing.
Congratulations on giving your daughter a horribly masculine name.
High five!!

SpaceCowgirl Due December 21; 3 kids; Oregon 20240 posts
4th Nov '12
Quoting NicoThunders:" You're right, etymology means nothing. Congratulations on giving your daughter a horribly masculine name. High five!!"


Any real world implications?

*~Stella's Momma~* 1 child; Missouri 1654 posts
4th Nov '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting SpaceCowgirl:</b>" Any real world implications?"</blockquote>



Of course. People thinking she's a male when they call. Mail always addressed to Mr. Ryan ______.

SpaceCowgirl Due December 21; 3 kids; Oregon 20240 posts
4th Nov '12
Quoting *~Stella's Momma~*:" <blockquote><b>Quoting SpaceCowgirl:</b>" Any real world implications?"</blockquote> ... [snip!] ... Of course. People thinking she's a male when they call. Mail always addressed to Mr. Ryan ______."


End of the world stuff, right there.



There are hundreds of unisex names.



OP: name your daughter whatever the hell you want, not what others want.