Middle name to go with Rylan?

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Posted: 4/6/2008 12:38:40 PM
DD is having a boy in August and has pretty much settled on Rylan (Ry) for his name. The last name ends with 'nan' but it works. She's stuck on a middle name, after deciding on Pierce, she's wavering.

The problem is that the ones they like seem to be full of 'n's and it starts to garble...Rylan Quinn ---nan, Rylan Connor ---nan, etc. She does not want traditional, more common names like Michael (my pick), James, William.

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Posted: 4/6/2008 12:46:34 PM
I think an unusual name like Rylan goes best with a traditional middle name like James or Michael.


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Posted: 4/6/2008 12:54:27 PM
Rylan Craig?

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Posted: 4/6/2008 12:56:03 PM
Thomas popped into my mind.

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Posted: 4/6/2008 1:00:21 PM
I actually like Pierce a lot.


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Posted: 4/6/2008 1:03:58 PM
Rylan Tell?

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Posted: 4/6/2008 1:06:34 PM
I was going to suggest James. That would go nicely.

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Posted: 4/6/2008 1:53:10 PM
I have a Rylan Carter.


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Posted: 4/6/2008 1:58:01 PM
I have a Ryan James. I agree that with a different first name a more common middle sounds nice. I also have to say that I would assume a Rylan was a little girl, not sure why.... girls are taking up all the good irish boy names IMO. Even Ryan is used as a girl's name, Kiernan, Emalyn, Tegan, etc.
Rylan is a very nice name though! I love it!


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Posted: 4/6/2008 2:00:54 PM
I know a Rhylan---she's a girl!

How about Rylan Jace _______?
or Rylan Chase?

Huh. She's got a brother Teigan. I didn't connect with the Irish theme! Duh.

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Posted: 4/6/2008 2:04:52 PM
Thanks Peas, I'm relaying all suggestions to DD!

She had actually settled on Keary (kear-y) when she first found out they were having a boy, but that didn't last long.

Rylan has stuck, I think partly because it is close to dd's fathers' last name, so it works out; she was going to use Rilyn if it was a girl. I agree that it is unusual enough to go well with a more traditional middle name, but it's not up to me, lol! BTW...

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Posted: 4/6/2008 2:06:23 PM
I like the name!

James popped right into my head and R.J. is kinda cute too.

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Posted: 4/6/2008 2:08:36 PM
Rylan Joseph popped in my head.

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Posted: 4/6/2008 2:11:02 PM
I like Pierce, it makes it a very strong name.

Or Rylan Grey
Rylan Preston

Pierce is by far my favorite.

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Posted: 4/6/2008 2:16:32 PM
Someone on my April babies message board just named her son Rylan John.


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Posted: 4/6/2008 2:43:25 PM
My brother is a Ryan Patrick ---nion

I think Rylan Patrick ---nan would be nice!

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Posted: 4/6/2008 2:44:55 PM
I like Thomas, Michael, Matthew, Lee, Allan
I really like the name Rylan, very cute


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Posted: 4/6/2008 2:56:20 PM
My oldest son is Ryan. His middle name is Christopher and a family name as it is the middle name of his father, grandfather and g-grandfather.

BUT before we went with Christopher, the chosen middle name was Pierce as it is also a family name. My grandmother's maiden name.

So.... I LOVE the name RYLAN ( not so much RY) and love Pierce with it.
It sounds very classy!
I do think Rylan will be msitaken for Ryan alot though.

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Posted: 4/6/2008 3:03:32 PM
I like the name Michael with it.

Rylan Michael.... it just flows very easy.


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Posted: 4/6/2008 3:08:20 PM
I like Quinn

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Posted: 4/6/2008 3:09:58 PM
i thought it was a girls name


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Posted: 4/6/2008 6:55:52 PM
I like Rylan Alexander ___nan.

Are there any family surnames that would work? My family has a tradition of middle names being family surnames. Worked out well for me, as my great-grandfather's name was Alexander Alison - my middle name was Alison. Not so great for my uncle, whose middle name is also Alison!


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Posted: 4/6/2008 7:00:52 PM
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Posted: 4/6/2008 7:02:53 PM
Rylan James - my first choice

Rylan Quinn - second choice


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Posted: 4/6/2008 7:41:50 PM
Another vote for Rylan Alexander. That is the first thing that popped into my head before I even opened the thread.


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Posted: 4/6/2008 8:01:29 PM
how about Rylan Chase?



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Posted: 4/6/2008 8:07:47 PM
I like untraditional names too! How fun!

Rylan Xavier
Rylan Sawyer
Rylan Kade
Rylan Kerr
Rylan Tex
Rylan West

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Posted: 4/6/2008 8:15:11 PM
When I pregnant with DD Rilyn was the "boy" name we chose! The two middle names we liked were Maddux and Spencer


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Posted: 4/6/2008 8:17:35 PM
My first thought was Thomas.

I agree with going with a traditional name with an uncommon one. Maybe there is a family name she can choose from.

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Posted: 4/6/2008 10:40:24 PM
when I first saw the thread title...Rylan McKay came to mind! I like it with Pierce or James as well! DH and I are having a HARD time agreeing on a name for DS#2 that is due in just SIX WEEKS.... so I can sympathize with the fact of being overwhelmed! CONGRATS & HTH!!!

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Posted: 4/6/2008 11:34:55 PM

Rylan Pierce
Rylan Carter
Rylan Hayes
Rylan Sterling (My DS middle name)


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Posted: 4/7/2008 12:23:55 AM
I like Rylan Scott.....

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Posted: 4/7/2008 1:06:09 AM
Robert was the first thing that popped in my mind when I saw Rylan. I like Pierce, though.
Are there any family names to consider? We had a name we loved for ds#2 (coleman ( aka cole!) and couldnt find a middle name, so decided on grandpa's name for first name & then name we loved for middle name. But we've always called him by middle name (cole)& thought how great will D. Coleman ___(insert our last name here) sound when he is a doctor, lawyer, president. lol



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Posted: 4/7/2008 1:11:18 AM
Rylan McKenzie
Rylan Mitchell
Rylan Darcy
Rylan Flynn
Rylan Shea
Rylan Trevor

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Posted: 4/7/2008 1:14:25 AM

Sorry, Ryland Homes was the first thing to pop in my mind...

Is it pronounced "Rye-lan" or "Rill-en," like Dylan?


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Posted: 4/7/2008 2:23:56 AM
Rylan James or Rylan Alexander - what I thought of before opening your thread. I see others have suggest those too!


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Posted: 4/7/2008 6:40:00 AM
My input is that your Dd is not good at making up names.

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Posted: 4/7/2008 7:25:52 AM
I love the name Rylan (for a boy or a girl!)

How about Rylan Jacob

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Posted: 4/7/2008 8:01:13 AM

I think Rylan Patrick ---nan would be nice

At first I was thinking this was a girls name (Rylan). I think Patrick sounds lovely with it....my DS's name is Patrick, so I'm a little biased.


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Posted: 4/7/2008 8:08:59 AM
Rylan Jack



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Rylan Jack



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Posted: 4/7/2008 8:55:44 AM
Rylan Teague
Rylan Cary
Rylan Paul
Rylan Grant
Rylan Zachary
Rylan Brady
Rylan Reed


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Posted: 4/7/2008 9:16:53 AM
Rylan James was my first thought. But how about Rylan Xavier or Rylan Gabriel?


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Posted: 4/7/2008 9:48:06 AM
Rylan James was my first thought too.

OOh how about Rylan Patrick


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Posted: 4/7/2008 10:39:12 AM
what about a family name - maybe her maidan name or a grandmothers maidan name. my son's name is cameron it was my maidan name.


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Posted: 4/7/2008 10:43:32 AM
My nephew is named Rylan Joseph. He is seven, and his father almost always calls him Ry, but to everyone else, he is still Rylan. I love both!


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Posted: 4/7/2008 11:17:32 AM
I would choose a middle name depending on the amount of syllables in the last name. A two syllable first name with a two syllable middlename would sound better with a last name that is not two syllables. Alternating syllables sounds best; such as 2-1-2, or 2-1-3.One thing we did when naming our children is yell the entire name when we were angry, to make sure we could get it out correctly when flustered.

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Posted: 4/7/2008 11:48:45 AM
remind her that though she may love his "unusual" name, he may not, later on in life. She may want to pick a more traditional middle name so he can go bythat if he later feels Rylan isn't "professional" or "mature" enough. Remind her she's naming a person, not just a baby, and he'll be an adult far longer than he'll be a baby. I guess I just have mixed feeling about the "cutesy" names for babies. Cute, maybe even hip, now, but later in life? Would you chose an attorney or a doctor named Rylan? I'm not sure I would.

Rylan James is very nice.
Rylan Pierce works

What about just picking a middle initial, so he can chose a name with that initial later in life if he'd rather go by that? My Mom's cousin has J. Garrett and J. Meredith so if they hated their names later on then could find a "J" name that suited them better.

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