Tryan- love it, hate it?

So my husband and I both lost our fathers two years ago when our daughter ([name_f]Johanna[/name_f] [name_f]Rose[/name_f]) was born. Both of our fathers were named [name_m]John[/name_m] and my father’s middle name as [name_m]Thomas[/name_m] and my FIL, [name_u]Ryan[/name_u]. We like the name [name_m]Thomas[/name_m] [name_u]Ryan[/name_u], but have two close friends that named their boys [name_m]Thomas[/name_m] and another two who named their sons [name_u]Ryan[/name_u]. So we feel like using either one of those names for their first name wouldn’t be doable. So we came up with Tryan- sort of an blending of the two names. At first, I didn’t like it, but it has grown on me, while my husband, who loved it, is now worried that our son would be teased about it. We probably would chose a “J” middle name so we could call him TJ if he preferred that.

We love unusual names. We are actually pregnant with twins right now, and girl and a boy. We don’t have any names picked out for the girl at this point either.

Any advice would be appreciated! You all helped me to pick a middle name for my daughter and love her name!


I’m very sorry for your loses.

I’m afraid to say the first thing that came to mind was ‘Tryan too hard’…it sounds made up and I personally not a fan.

Perhaps [name_m]Trey[/name_m] could appeal? Taking inspiration from the T in [name_m]Thomas[/name_m] and [name_m]Ry[/name_m] in [name_u]Ryan[/name_u].

[name_m]Bryant[/name_m], [name_m]Bryan[/name_m] could be another consideration.

I feel that if [name_m]Thomas[/name_m] is the name you love, and given then sentiment/honour, you should still feel entitled to use it. Sometimes friends move away or grow distant and you may regret not using it?

Fwiw, i really like [name_m]Thomas[/name_m] [name_u]Ryan[/name_u] and with the meaning behind [name_m]Thomas[/name_m] (twin) makes it even more fitting. GL

Hate it. I also immediately though Trying to…fill in the blank. [name_m]Thomas[/name_m] and [name_m]John[/name_m] are both fantastic names. [name_m]How[/name_m] about [name_m]John[/name_m] [name_m]Thomas[/name_m] [name_u]Ryan[/name_u]?

Sorry but I have to say I’m not a fan. I just see ‘tyrant’

Definitely Tryan too hard.

I also read it as similar to tyrant. After hearing your explanation I can definitely understand what you are wanting to do, but I am not certain that Tryan has the same appeal as [name_m]Thomas[/name_m] and [name_u]Ryan[/name_u]. [name_m]Thomas[/name_m] is a very classic name and the meaning of twin makes it so appropriate in this situation. You could employ the same tactic and name him [name_m]Thomas[/name_m] J… for TJ if need be.

Good luck, and congrats!

Not a fan, I agree with the other posters about it being too similar to “tryin”. Have you thought about using names that have the same meaning as [name_m]Thomas[/name_m] or [name_u]Ryan[/name_u]? [name_m]Thomas[/name_m] means twin and [name_u]Ryan[/name_u] means little king.

I’m very sorry for your losses, and I think [name_f]Johanna[/name_f] is a beautiful way to have honoured men named [name_m]John[/name_m] (I’m assuming that’s intentional?).

Unfortunately I find myself agreeing that Tryan doesn’t sound good - “tryin’” isn’t a great homonym for a person’s name. I see where you’re coming from, and if it weren’t for the words “tryin’” or “trying” it would work fine as a name, but as it is I really don’t like it.

Thanks all! [name_u]Love[/name_u] you input! Actually [name_f]Johanna[/name_f] was my grandmother’s name and it was coincidence that both of our father’s named [name_m]John[/name_m] passed that year.

I actually had gotten was far as looking up the meanings of the name, but [name_m]Thomas[/name_m], meaning twin, is almost too good to be true. . I love the idea of picking a j middle name, so he could go by TJ when around around friends with [name_m]Thomas[/name_m]'s.

We’ll find out the genders for sure next week at the ultrasound, then we’ll really have to get cooking on names. Again thanks!

Yes, so sorry for your losses. Both in one year. That is so tough.

But I have to agree with the majority. I like the idea of using [name_m]Thomas[/name_m] but call him TJ (it DOES seem too good to be true that it means ‘twin’! you can’t pass that up!) Another option would be to call your girl twin [name_f]Thomasina[/name_f] and think of a cute nn for her - [name_f]Tina[/name_f] / [name_f]Mina[/name_f] / [name_f]Tamsin[/name_f].

Then you could use [name_u]Ryan[/name_u] in some way… hmm… [name_u]Orion[/name_u]? [name_m]Bryant[/name_m]? I really like [name_f]Johanna[/name_f], [name_f]Thomasina[/name_f] & [name_m]Bryant[/name_m].

Or, use them as middle names? [name_u]Ryan[/name_u] is a wonderful middle name for the girl. [name_f]Johanna[/name_f] [name_f]Rose[/name_f], [name_f]Kallista[/name_f] [name_u]Ryan[/name_u] & [name_u]Lionel[/name_u] [name_m]Thomas[/name_m] (just random J-K-L)

Or, and sorry if this sounds heartless, it’s not, but you did kind of cover off two Johns with [name_f]Johanna[/name_f], even unintentionally, so maybe you’re not needing to use [name_m]Thomas[/name_m] and [name_u]Ryan[/name_u] at all.

I like the thought of [name_m]John[/name_m] [name_m]Thomas[/name_m] and calling him JT.

Or you could use [name_m]Jack[/name_m] instead of [name_m]John[/name_m] - [name_m]Jack[/name_m] [name_m]Thomas[/name_m] or [name_m]Thomas[/name_m] [name_m]Jack[/name_m] or [name_m]Thomas[/name_m] [name_m]Jackson[/name_m]

[name_m]Jones[/name_m] is also a derivative of [name_m]John[/name_m] and it is a cool updated name [name_f]IMO[/name_f].