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Subject: Prn and spelling of Bryony?
Author: Tempestgirl   (Authenticated as Tempestgirl)
Date: May 14, 2009 at 10:13:48 PM
Hi All,
I'm only familiar with this name by reading it, but have always read it as BREE-o-nee. I'm from the Northeast US and wonder how others pronounce this, especially where it's more popular(England?). I wonder, too, if the spelling "Briony" is an accepted alternate spelling. This wouldn't effect the BREE-o-ny/BRI-o-ny pronunciation, but even though the double y spelling is the more traditional(and I'm usually for that), it has the appearance of being ultra-feminized and/or being a creative spelling. The prn of BRI-o-ny sounds to my ear as a diminutive of the boy's name Brian in a way, another reason that I prefer the first version. As much as I love the name (and how I thought it was pronounced), would my changes in both spelling and prn butcher it?

Thanks!

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