J and I love the name Briar, for a girl. I love the Sleeping Beauty connection (Briar Rose).
Some people have said that Briar is a boy's name. What do you think?
ttmccoot:who the hell would name a little boy the same name as sleeping beauty?
This is what I thought! A few of my friends said that they love that name for a boy. Then again, one of them was convinced she made the name up.... yeah.
Cissi64:JMHO: I wouldn't name your daughter this unless you intend to call her "Briar Rose". But it is your kid...name it what you want.
Why? So people know the connection? Just wondering what you think
ETA: We wouldn't be naming her Briar Rose.
DS dx with celiac disease 5/28/10
reminds me of a patch of spiny thistles, to be honest.
but girl thistles, nonetheless.
krystal1892:i think it is some form of title like "miss" that was posted earlier. sleeping beauty's name is aurora, tho.
In the Disney movie, yes. In the original Brothers Grimm Fairy Tales, the sleeping beauty tale is titled "Briar Rose" and that's her name.
magsugar13:I think of a briar patch...not something i would want to name my child after.
erinms:Definitely girl, and I like it.
Girl- It's my first name. Most people that have never heard it, think it's a nice name. And most people have never heard of Briar Rose, as sleeping beauty.
One of my sisters coworkers tried to tell her should name her (my sister's baby) Briar, even though it's already my name, b/c the coworker loved the name so much, lol. My Sister's reply was "But it's my sisters name...and she's still using it."
And for the record I've always loved my name. The only problem was substitute teachers that had never heard the name always thought the roll call had a typo, and would call out Brian.
elk571:I thought Sleeping Beauty immediately as well. However, I think "Briar" was supposed to be an old fashioned term that they used to address someone, like saying "Miss" Lauren, so I don't think it was her actual name, I think Rose was. It's really nms, but if I had to pick, definitely girl!
I think you're thinking of Br'er Rabbit (like the Uncle Remus stories). It's an old souther term for "Brother" - so more like "Mister." "Briar" for Briar Rose was referring to the briars surrounding the castle where she was sleeping. I immediately thought of Sleeping Beauty, too. It is def. NMS.