Post # 1
Not TTC ATM (maybe next year) but DH and I have talked baby names several times over the last decade together and what we have so far is
Asher Efron (in Hebrew Asher is happy and Efron is singing bird… our last name means Play bird so my DH loved that as a middle name)
Rayen Reese (Rayen means flower and Reese means fiery but it’s also my step dads middle name)
we are all about original names but is this too much? Do you like them?
Post # 2
I wouldn’t call them traditional names, but they seem within the landscape of today’s baby names.
Post # 3
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 # 4
I use to teach Pre K so I 100% understand the struggle of learning to write names, unfortunately my new list name is a whopping 10 letters!!! So kinda screwed either way lol.
the Rayen one is where I’m more concerned. It would be pronounced like “Ray” and then the letter “N”. It would almost sound like Rain. I’ve also thought about the name Rayanne but I don’t like it the much, I just love the idea of a little girl running around with the nickname ‘Ray’
thanks for your input!
Post # 5
I don’t care for Rayen, but I do like Asher Efron.
Post # 6
Asher Efron sort of reminds me of Zach Efron- like a lot
Post # 7
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
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
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
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
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
I tolerate Asher.. the rest I dont like
Post # 13
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
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
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.