Surname name..

I really love using family names, we just dont have many good ones for girls unfortunately, on either side of our families.
We recently came across the name [name]Pryor[/name] (husbands great grandmothers maiden name) and we both like it a lot! [name]Ive[/name] always liked [name]Briar[/name] for a girl, and since it sounds so similar I think it sounds feminine enough. Opinions?? Mn would be [name]Marie[/name]. I am from the south, so surnames arent too terribly uncommon :slight_smile: I know a lot of people dont loke surnames period-but I just want to make sure this one isnt too far out there. Our boy option is [name]Sanders[/name] [name]Michael[/name]

I like it! It has a familiar sound, but it’s different. [name]Pryor[/name] [name]Marie[/name] sounds great.

I just see the word “prior” which would be odd for a name for me.

I actually [name]Pryor[/name] but with the monk connections with the meaning if the name I can’t see it in a girl. I think it would be a great option for you with a boy.

I think [name]Richard[/name] [name]Pryor[/name]. Wildly funny man, but wow he did a lot of drugs. Middle name material if you ask me, but surnames often leave me cold.

Ditto. I don’t think it is unusable though, and at least it is a family name. I am just not a huge fan.

Me three. Especially when you consider that most of the time, it will be spoken/heard - not written/read.

Seconding [name]Richard[/name] [name]Pryor[/name]. That was my first thought.

I think [name]Briar[/name] is much prettier and evocative, whereas [name]Pryor[/name], whilst it has meaning for you, will mean nothing to anyone who hears it…and therefore evokes no positive image or association.

I also think prior, praxis, proctologist, prying.

This is one surname I’d leave alone.

Thanks for the replies! I dont think it would be too out of the ordinary down here considering some of the surname-names ive seen used, but dont want it to be too much! I am also not too big on really feminime names. Other options are [name]Elizabeth[/name] ([name]Eliza[/name]) and [name]Blythe[/name], which is not a family name but I [name]LOVE[/name]…hubs wont agree to it though :slight_smile:

What about [name]Elizabeth[/name] [name]Pryor[/name]? I think being a family name [name]Pryor[/name] works better as an mn.