Preppy Names? Like Bryn, but not Bryn

[name]Hi[/name] there.

I want a name like [name]Bryn[/name] (ie: not too popular, sort of preppy) for our daughter, but for some reason, something is keeping me from going with [name]Bryn[/name] (or [name]Brynn[/name]). Any thoughts on not too popular, simple but interesting names? Everyone on this site is so much better than me at names! I want it to be kind of girly…


My friend’s name is [name]Brynne[/name], spelled this way. I think it looks much prettier, but the pronunciation stays the same. She always gets lots of compliments on it.

My first thought was [name]Brooke[/name], [name]Paige[/name] or [name]Claire[/name].

Maybe you’re turned off of [name]Bryn[/name] because, since it’s the name that you think of when you think of the style that you’re trying to capture, it seems like too obvious of a choice to you? I like [name]Bryn[/name], and funnily enough I went to school with one who very much fit the image that you’re describing.

I think that all of the suggestions you’ve been given so far have been perfect. A few more …

[name]Wynn[/name] / [name]Wynne[/name] ([name]Wynnie[/name] could be a cute nickname.)
[name]Blair[/name] (or [name]Blaire[/name])
[name]Sloan[/name] (or [name]Sloane[/name])
[name]Brenna[/name] (or [name]Brennan[/name])
[name]Fife[/name] / [name]Fyfe[/name] / [name]Fifer[/name] / [name]Fyfer[/name]

[name]Brynn[/name] is my niece’s name and she is adorable! Other suggestions:

[name]Tess[/name] or [name]Tessa[/name]

Also, I know my [name]SIL[/name] considered [name]Molly[/name] when she was naming [name]Brynn[/name]. Good luck!

Also, [name]Faye[/name]

My friend has a daughter named [name]Bryna[/name] nn [name]Brynn[/name]. I also really like [name]Bree[/name].

I have a friend who named her daughter [name]Brynna[/name]. Very similar, girly, seems to fit well with your style. There are also the alternate spellings, [name]Brinna[/name] or [name]Brenna[/name]. What about [name]Brielle[/name]? It seems to be gaining more popularity(-ish. Not sure how popular it actually is…), and has a similar style/feel to [name]Bryn[/name]/[name]Brynn[/name].

For some reason whenever I see [name]Brynn[/name], I think of [name]Freya[/name]. It’s a different genre but I think it’s close to it.

[name]Winn[/name] and [name]Faye[/name] sprang to mind, but they’ve already been suggested.

For some reason I also want to say [name]Eliza[/name] too. Or [name]Kate[/name]? A few others…



These all sprang to mind.

[name]Winifred[/name] nm [name]Win[/name]/[name]Wynn[/name]- I really like this one. So quirky!
[name]Janie[/name]/[name]Gracie[/name]- the -ie ending adds something to these (I’m sorry to say) boring names
[name]Freya[/name]-popular in the UK
[name]Nicola[/name]- (nick-ah-la)
[name]Georgina[/name]- or [name]Georgiana[/name]
[name]Alfreda[/name] nm [name]Alfie[/name]
[name]Ellison[/name]- If you like [name]Emerson[/name]
[name]Britt[/name]/[name]Brett[/name]- definitely more interesting than [name]Brittany[/name]

What about:

Thanks everyone.
i love ALL these ideas. I already have an [name]Elizabeth[/name], so [name]Eliza[/name] is out. I love [name]Maeve[/name], but my husband’s best friend just had a [name]Maeve[/name]. I also love [name]Kate[/name] but that is my half-sister’s name (she is 1, like my daughter, so I can’t do that).

I love all these ideas: [name]Eve[/name], [name]Tess[/name], etc.

Thanks! If you think of any more, please post them here. I don’t think we’ll choose until we have this kiddo.

[name]Ada[/name], [name]Briar[/name], [name]Cameron[/name], [name]Devin[/name], [name]Etta[/name], [name]Faye[/name], [name]Kaia[/name], [name]Lana[/name], [name]Nell[/name], [name]Spencer[/name], [name]Quincy[/name], [name]Kenna[/name]?

I like [name]Eve[/name] [name]Quinne[/name] Wrenne & [name]Mae[/name]

[name]Macy[/name], [name]Drew[/name], [name]Faith[/name], [name]Stella[/name], [name]Roxy[/name], [name]Sidney[/name], [name]Nina[/name], [name]Quincy[/name], [name]Maren[/name], [name]Carys[/name], [name]Blair[/name], [name]Leah[/name], [name]Ellen[/name]

What about [name]Briony[/name]? Personally [name]Bryn[/name] is nms but I still think its a very nice usable name! I imagine it on a sophisticated and sweet girl.