My father's name was Ary Lee Turner, this site is named for him.
When my grandmother, Letha (Childress-Turner), discovered she was pregnant, in 1913, she wanted to name her son Larry, but my grandfather, Andrew Ripley Turner, wanted his son's name to begin with the letter 'A' like Andrew.
In one of the few compromises ever documented, they decided to name their son by leaving off the 'L' in Larry, leaving Arry.
When Dad started to school and was learning to write, he didn't like the double 'rr's so he just started writing it as 'Ary'.
Since Dad was born at home, in rural Wood County Texas, without a doctor in attendance, he had no birth certificate, so the original name was never documented.
Note: when Dad needed a passport to go to Europe, he had to get Aunt Ozie (Ozella Childress-Dobbs) (Grandmother Letha's baby sister who lived nearby at the time Dad was born) to swear an affidavit to Dad's authenticity (or origin)
My mother named me Ary also, so to avoid confusion I use my middle name. Most businesses (like doctors offices, pharmacies, etc.) assume everyone uses their fist name, so when I go to pick up a new prescription and ask for it using my middle name, they can't find it! Another interesting aspect of being named Ary is, people are always trying to "fix" it. I sometime receive mail addressed to "Art" or "Mary" or "Gary" or "Ray".
How To Pronounce Ary
Ary is pronounced with a very soft "A" like "ahhh" yielding "Ahree" or like the initials "R.E." or the "a" in "art", not like the "a" in "air".