It would be impossible to distinguish the numerous Ryan Families without nicknames. Only very rarely are nicknames resented and are the ordinary names of the people.
They seem to have been adopted in various ways
(1) from father's Christian name i.e.
Ryan Éamonn Donnchadh
Sometimes these get a turn such as Lar's Bill, Ned's Tom, Pat's Paddy, Davy's Tom, Mick's Rodger or so on
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