Allynn for a girl??

We are expecting baby number 6 in July!! My husband and I don't usually name our children anything special or in tribute to someone but this time, I don't know...I'm just feeling like it's a bit different . We found out baby has some health issues and will need surgery after delivery. This trial has led both my husband and I to increase our faith and trust in God and His plan for our lives, and hers. That said, none of our children are named after us. I thought it might be nice to change that since this (Lord willing) is our last child (my own health issues). My husband's middle name is Allan and mine is Lynn. I love the name Allynn. Said like Allan but spelled with both of our names mixed in. My husband says I can choose but I know he doesnt love it. I have gotten mixed reviews from friend's and family. So what do you all think?? 

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April 18, 2017 11:12 PM

Since you're combining your middle names, would you consider giving Allynn as a middle name, too? It would be a very sweet connection to both parents but would also wouldn't be the name she would us in everyday life. She could just enjoy the meaning without, for example, getting annoyed with constantly needing to spell it for people. 

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April 18, 2017 11:38 PM

I didn't even think of it as a middle name. I like that idea. Thank you for the suggestion! 

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April 19, 2017 12:07 AM

I like this idea.

I also feel reasonably strongly that both parents should love their kids' names (or at least like them a lot).  It's nice that your husband is willing to humor you, i guess, but it would be so much better to find a first name you're both really enthusiastic about.

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April 18, 2017 11:25 PM

Ignore the spelling for a moment: are you sure you want to call your daughter Alan? It's a masculine name, and no matter how you write it, it will always be heard that way.

Would you consider adding an -a at the end: Alynna or Allynna? Then it becomes a clearly-feminine name, like Al(l)ana but with your middle name mixed in: /a-LIN-a/. It'd come with the headaches of any nonstandard spelling, but many people live happily with those, especially if there's a family connection or other substantial reason behind them.

Alternately, Allynn for a middle name is fine: they're encountered in writing far more often than in speech, and again, the nonstandard name/spelling is easily explained (justified).

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April 19, 2017 8:00 AM

When I read the title of your post, I read the name as all in (as "Going to the fair? We're all in!"). How about Allisyn? I quite like Allynn as a middle name. 

Congratulations and best of luck to you and your daughter!

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April 19, 2017 12:28 PM

Love the idea and as a middle name, just throwing out another spelling suggestion Alyn it's spelling I've seen before and I connect it to a female because of the actress Barbara Alyn Woods.

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April 19, 2017 1:36 PM

I like the suggestion of using Allyn as a middle, I especially like it because of the symmetry of her middle name being a combination of your middle names.  I'm not crazy about it as a first name.  I agree it seems too masculine and I'm not a fan of the whole throwing in a "Y" to make a masculine name look feminine, which is how I think Allynn will look to most people.

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April 19, 2017 2:26 PM

Another option for you -- I know a little Ailyn (girl, pronounced Ay-Lynn).  

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April 20, 2017 1:35 PM

Others have suggested A- Lynn but I didn't love the dash. I like that way of spelling it better. Once we pondered that name, we started loving Ayla! Which has nothing to do with our middle names. :)

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By mk
April 19, 2017 5:04 PM

I agree that it works better as a middle name since your husband doesn't seem crazy about it. Plus I like that your two middle names combined is her middle name.

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April 19, 2017 5:38 PM

I think Allynn would work much better as a middle name than a first.  What do you think of Aisling?  It's commonly pronounced ASH-lin, although that can vary some with different accents and anglicizations.  It combines the Lynn sound with the beginning and ending sounds and syllable count of Allan.

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April 20, 2017 1:32 PM

I have thought about Ashlynn, actually. I've never see  that spelling before though. Fun!

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April 21, 2017 2:41 AM

My sister's middle name is Aisling, and we've always pronounced it AYSH (rhymes with day)-lin. If you were wanting to walk the line somewhere between Allyn and Ayla... :)

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April 22, 2017 4:26 AM

I love the idea of combining both names,  but what about Alynna or Lynelle or Lynall or Lyndal or Allynn as a mn

 

the following combine al/all and lin/lyn/lynn

Alina/Alyna/Alynta/Allyna/Allynta/Alynnah/Allynna/Allyna/Alinda -Callyn, Everallynn, Briellyn, Fallyn, Kallyn,Galina, Adallyn, Madallyn, Rosalynn, Rosalind, Rosalynd, Rosallyna/Rosalina, Coralynn, Shalyn, Taralynn, Tessalynn, Luallyn, Maryallyn, Suellyn, Gabriellyn, Calyndra, Emmalynn

 

Adeline, Avalyn, Angeline, Adelynn, Angelynne, Adalyn, Ashlynn - from A & lin/lyn