(Closed) Names too weird?

posted 3 years ago in Names
Post # 2
7892 posts
Bumble Beekeeper

I wouldn’t call them traditional names, but they seem within the landscape of today’s baby names. 

Post # 3
6923 posts
Busy Beekeeper

I don’t think they are too weird, though I’m not a fan of Rayen (Rayon…) – that set is a bit too alliterative for me anyway, so I’d probably come up with another option.  But that’s just personal taste.  The one thing I look for (I’m an OT) is names that are way the heck too long – parents forget their 5 year old has to learn to write the entire thing and they hate it when they’re sitting next to Amy or Sam.  Not a problem here.

Post # 5
3304 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2017

I don’t care for Rayen, but I do like Asher Efron.

Post # 6
1127 posts
Bumble bee

Asher Efron sort of reminds me of Zach Efron- like a lot

Post # 7
8008 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2010

Asher is quite popular these days. I know 2 people in my circle who used it- one as a first, one as a middle. I like your middle names a lot. I think with Rey from Star Wars there will be a lot of Rey/Ray girls running around.

Post # 8
1830 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2017

Not a fan of Rayon and too many ways it can be misspelt or mispronounced. I like asher but not really a fan of two vowel names together.

Post # 9
3825 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2017

Asher is great. People may associate Efron with Zac Efron but middle names don’t matter too much, they’re rarely used. Not sure about Rayen though especially if it’s pronounced like Rain and not Ray-en as everyone will say it wrong. 

Post # 10
128 posts
Blushing bee

Asher and Reese are both lovely, sophisticated names, well suitable for a child and adult alike . The other two I am not so crazy about because of inevitable pronunciation and spelling woes. 

Post # 11
5047 posts
Bee Keeper

Well given your update then especially no.  No one (except people intimately familiar with the culture the name comes from) will pronounce that “rain” (also when you Google it it assumes it is a misspelling and most of the links suggest use for a boy- not that that matters much).

If you’re just going to call her “ray” then I would just name her Rae, which is how I see it usually spelled for women and pick a new middle name.  Although I don’t care for the name much any way you spell it.  Or use Rachel or Rachael, which is where Rae comes from.

Post # 12
962 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2017

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bri00012 :  I tolerate Asher.. the rest I dont like

Post # 13
841 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

I like your boy name and I like your girl names but not together, or at least not in that order.  Reese Rayen sounds better to me.  Or, Rayen with a different middle.

Post # 14
367 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2016

I like Asher and can tolerate Efron though I don’t love it. 

I like Reese, but I think Rayen is going to be difficult for your child. Spelling AND pronunciation are both hard here. If you’re tied to tje nickname Ray, consider Rachel, Rae, Rayna, or even Rayleen. I say this as a teacher and someone who married into a difficult last name. 

Post # 15
174 posts
Blushing bee

I don’t love Rayon if it’s pronounced like Rain. But it’s not that weird. I do know a girl Raelynn with the nickname Ray (she spells it Rae). Love that name. 

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