Is this a stupid, or beautiful name?

posted 3 years ago in Names
  • poll: What do you think?
    Terrible : (164 votes)
    44 %
    Beautiful : (48 votes)
    13 %
    Meh, it's okay : (124 votes)
    33 %
    Erilyn (pronounced air-i-lyn) is better : (40 votes)
    11 %
  • Post # 3
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: September 2014

    @jules28:   I think it’s beautiful, but no one will ever spell it correctly (and not in a Sean/Shawn sort of way)

    Post # 4
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    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2010

    Pronounced like Ireland, without the D?

    Post # 6
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    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: May 2009

    I presume you would be pronouncing it like Ireland but with a “lyn” instead of “land.” I think it’s quite beautiful.

    Having said that, however, I do think it will confuse people both when it’s spelled and when it’s pronounced.

    Post # 7
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: November 2012

    Ireland’s pretty but the spelling of Irelyn looks like someone sneezed while typing.

    Post # 8
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: January 2013

    All I see is Ire + Lynn…and Ire means great anger so it frankly feels negative to me :-

    Post # 11
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    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2010

    @jules28:  I think it sounds kind of pretty.  A little difficult to spell properly maybe.  I have a little pet peeve about names that sound really similar to another word/name though.

    For example, I’m an “Alicia” and I interview candidates for jobs fairly frequently.  So, I’ll speak to people, arrange the appointment, and they’ll come in telling the reception they have an appointment with “Lisa”.  It took a long time to train her that if somebody asks for Lisa, they’re PROBABLY looking for me.  Same as starbucks.  My cup is labeled Lisa so often, but that’s a pretty common name that I’m always scared to just take it!

    Irelyn/Ireland are uncommon enough names though that it shouldn’t cause problems that maybe that cup really is for Ireland.

    Post # 12
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    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2010

    It sounds like something from Lord of the Rings, like it’s trying too hard.

    Post # 13
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    Sugar bee

    Not a fan. Sorry 🙁

    Post # 14
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    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    trying too hard.

    Post # 15
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2005

    @jules28:  Sorry, but I would assume the parents had literacy issues.  Erilyn is much better.

    Post # 16
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    It sounds really pretty, but it reads awkwardly.  I think you’d probably end up having to correct people all the time. 

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