Friday, April 11, 2008

BRYN. What it means.



I received the funniest comment today about our DAUGHTER'S name. BRYN. Frankly, he seemed a little upset that BRYN would or could be girl's name (there were a lot of exclamation marks in his email).

I've never really thought to explain Bryn's name to her or anyone else for that matter. But what a great place to let her know where her name came from and how much we love it.

Bryn, Brynn, or Brynne is a gender neutral name. Tracy, Kelly, Hunter, Taylor, Devon, Alex, Drew, Dylan, Jaime... shall I go on? Brynn or Brynne is the traditional girl spelling for Bryn but I grew up in the era of Ashley with an ee instead of a y so I couldn't bear to add the nn or ne (no offense). So it's just plain BRYN.

In Welsh the meaning is "hill" or our favorite "mount." If you are a Brynmor in Wales it means "great mount."

Eleven years ago while pregnant with Hunter we found the name Bryn in a baby name book at Powell's that listed names by categories instead of in alphabetical order. Bryn(ne) was under the category of feminine but dominant girl names. The name Bryn stuck with me through two pregnancies and I knew that our Bryn was definitely a Bryn from the moment she was born and she most definitely still is. Sean and I couldn't have chosen a better name for our daughter. It fits her personality to a t.

I've only ever known through association a boy named Bryn but I meet people all the time that grew up with boy and girl Bryns. So far no one has said anything bad about a Bryn(n)(ne) they knew so we're taking that as a good sign.

So here's to all the big hairy blokes with beards living in Wales named Bryn and all the boy and girl Bryn's in America. Appreciate and love your name! You are you and we love you for it.

2 comments:

Kat - Taylor Made designs said...

I think Bryn is a lovely name. I think it totally suits your daughter.

Personally, I can't understand why anyone would comment or criticize on anyone's name. I mean really, why do that??

Meegan Blue said...

Bryn's name is ab-so-lutely perfect for her!

Did someone really say something?!? For real?!? I'm speechless.

Don't people have anything better to do?