Post # 1
We are having a boy in November and are stumped on names. Today my husband jokingly said Rayburn which is the combo of my middle name Ray and His middle name Burney. What do you think of this? It’s different and it flows well with our last name.
What do you all think? Is this to unique/weird? Of course I’m just really starting to think about this name but thought I’d see what others thought.
Post # 3
I’m not a fan to be honest. Sorry 🙁
Post # 4
I think it’s interesting… but not, honestly, something I would name my own child.
Post # 5
Not a big fan. But, like the old saying goes, it’s your child! The only thing that matters is that you like it!
Post # 6
Not a huge fan, but it is your child! =)
Post # 7
You could always call him by a shortened nickname (Ray) and most people wouldn’t bat an eye! I think it’s cool that the name has personal signifigance to you.
Post # 8
Everyone would probably call him “Ray”. I think it’s an older sounding name, but not too bad?
Post # 9
mmmmmm no. Not a fan of made up names.
Post # 10
One of our Detroit Tigers is Ryan Raburn (pronounced Rayburn) so that’s what I immediately thought of.
and Gene Rayburn from Match Game. .
Post # 12
@Swizzle: Well there is a town named Rayburn near us so some people wouldn’t think it was made up.
Post # 13
Rayburn is a Scottish surname. I think it’s kinda cool, personally. 🙂
Post # 14
i like it! especally since he can be called a more traditional sounding name, ray, if he chooses! i am not a staunch traditionalist, but it’s always nice to give the kid an exit strategy!
FWIW my bff’s little brother (now 22) was named ray so i dont think of it as an old name at all!
Post # 15
Sorry – not really a fan.
If that flows well with your last name though, what about something similar like Raymond? Has a similar feel without sounding made-up.
Post # 16
Kinda reminds me of Rayban, or Sunburn. It’s unique, and I’m sure if I knew someone named that, I’d like it better, but I’m not a fan.