Post # 47
I love the name and it should be no problem for native speakers of English. It’s fairly phonetic. My son’s name is Evan and I notice that some people (non-native speakers, mostly) have trouble pronouncing it.
I have no idea why because, like Rory, it seems so simple:) Go for it though, it’s a great name.
Post # 48
My brother is named Rory and we don’t have a problem with people mispronouncing it (although we are English native speakers). We pronounce it Roar-ree. I did have a lisp around the time when he was born, it wound up being Wor-ree for a few months, but that got corrected quickly. I think it’s a great name!
Post # 49
I named my cat Rory! (not to discorage you, I like the name!)
Post # 50
Another Whovian here – love love love the name.
Post # 51
Nope, I don’t think you will have problems with people trying to pronounce it. It is a cute name too!
Post # 52
I love this name, I have five or ten friends called Rory or Ruaidhri (Irish version, also a boy’s name, pronounced Roo-ree, kind of).
It would never have occurred to me that this would be a difficult name (in the pantheon of Irish names it’s a piece of cake, anyway!) but it’s also a bit unusual, which I think is lovely. I also think it’s a name that ages very well, if that makes sense.
Post # 53
I clicked the wrong one because of the way the question was worded. No I don’t think it is hard to pronounce. Yes I like it. Yes I am a native English speaker. 🙂
Post # 54
I really like the name… but I knew a guy named that it it took me awhile to remember his name for some reason.. I Was always confusing it with Cory
Post # 55
I had two BF’s named Rory and for some reason I have a really hard time saying it! It comes out more like ROYee because I just can’t wwrap my lips around the second R. I can’t roll my R’s when speaking French either though so…
I still LOVE the name though 🙂
Post # 56
i have always had a hard time saying rory, even as a native english speaker.
random things trip be up like that, another example would be “brian westbrook”
that being said, i do think it’s a pretty name!
Post # 57
I don’t think it’s hard to pronounce for a native English speaker, but I do think that some ethnic groups with a different first language will find it hard to pronounce. I definately agree that Rory would be hard to pronounce for an Asian speaker who speaks with a heavy accent.
Have you tried talkingto your partens about it to see if they are comfortable pronouncing the name? I would do that to make sure that it’s going to work. The last thing you want is for the child’s grandparents to not be able to say his/her name.
SO and I will be dealing with a similar issue when it comes time to have our own kids, becasue the great grandparents have heavy European accents and we don’t want them to struggle with a name. This happened when my SO’s parents named his brother Matthew, which the grandparents couldn’t pronounce. He now goes by a different name than his legal name because of the pronounciation problems it created in the family.
Post # 58
I don’t think it’s too hard to pronounce and I love the name. But honestly, it’s your baby. Pushing a human being out of your body gives you the right to name it whatever you want. My daughters middle name was going to be Buttercup (we changed it because my husband loved something else way more). You wouldn’t believe the amount of flack I got for that. But I didn’t care. When people criticized it I just told them when it’s their baby, they can name it. If you love it and can get your husband on board, go for it!
Post # 59
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I knew a guy named Rory once, and he had some speech impediment that made it very difficult for him to say his own name… kind of like how Michael Phelps talks. It was kind of awkward!
ETA: this was in college, so it wasn’t like a cute 3 year old having trouble with his r’s. He was a football jock 🙂
Post # 60
Thanks for your thoughts ladies!! I wasn’t going to tell our parents the name because I already know that I would get hounded on choosing an unusual (to them at least) name. I decided enlist one of my friends in an experiment though and we’ll see how that goes. I asked my friend to ask her parents to say Rory and record it so I could hear how it would sound, LOL. My hubby asked me, “Just think about when you would have to yell his name in a crowd or if you’re mad or something… it’s going to sound funny.” So I tried it a couple of times and I think one of them it did end up sounding like I said “ROY-EE” He said “See that, you can’t even say it right!”
Who knows, I may end up using it as a middle name, but if anyone wants to throw out some suggestions for names that sound good with the last name Lin, I’m open to it! I had to nix Dylan, because Dylan Lin just wasn’t right…