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Rylan vs. Ryder vs. Ryker

Ryan is my favorite boy name, but I’m worried it’s too common.... these are alternatives to it... Which should I use? Or should I go with Ryan??

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Poll created: Oct 26, 2008
Total Votes: 10


I only know four Ryan’s in my whole town! It is not really that common at all and I really like the name!
posted by guest :: Oct 26, 2008 06:17 PM | report
Ryan is a wonderful name and you shouldn’t be ashamed of using it. It really isn’t that common. I have only known three Ryan’s in my lifetime! Michael would go great as the middle name or Justin would be nice.
posted by Kristen&Dannielle :: Oct 26, 2008 06:29 PM | report
I love ryan - i don’t think it is overused at all...the other names you have are kinda weird...the only one i kinda like is ryder - i just can’t imagine a man named any of those sorry - go with ryan -it’s my fav too, but i only have girls :)
posted by guest :: Oct 26, 2008 07:04 PM | report
Ryan isn’t as popular as the name was in the 1980’s . I named my son Ryan in 1998 & there arent too many Ryans in his school
Ryan James
Ryan Nicholas
Ryan David
posted by Beth :: Oct 26, 2008 07:04 PM | report
I don’t think Ryan is too popular. If you are convinced it is, Rylan is cute, too.
posted by Ryan-gal :: Oct 26, 2008 07:05 PM | report
Oh, and Ryan Chase or Ryan Kenneth are cute!
posted by Ryan-gal :: Oct 26, 2008 07:06 PM | report
I agree with Ryan-gal.
posted by guest :: Oct 26, 2008 07:14 PM | report
I don’t know where everyone else lives, but there are tons of Ryans around here. I am a teacher and there is at least one in every grade. It was #16 on the Social Security website for last year, which to me is pretty common! I love Rylan. If you are worried about Ryan being too common, go with something different!
posted by guest :: Oct 26, 2008 07:18 PM | report
I love the name Ryan!! IMO, that is definitely the best option by far! GL
posted by guest :: Oct 26, 2008 07:46 PM | report
I love the suggestion of Ryan Michael. That would be perfect!
posted by guest :: Oct 26, 2008 07:46 PM | report
Definitely go with Ryan. Ryker is best known for Riker’s Island prison. Ryder sounds like a fictional cowboy. And Rylan is too trendy. Ryan is the one that would work for a boy and a man.
posted by Joy :: Oct 26, 2008 08:31 PM | report
I like Rylan or Ryder. Ryker kind of reminds me of something frightening.
posted by guest :: Oct 26, 2008 10:28 PM | report

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