What do you think of Marley?

(54 Posts)
HeffalumpTheFlump Sat 04-May-13 17:35:17

Myself and DH have fallen in love with the name Marley, it's actually the only boys name we agree on!! Obviously there has been a film out (Marley and me) where the name is used for a very memorable Labrador. Do you think the name is now a dogs name? The full name will be Marley Christopher Allen (+surname)... I really love it but don't want people to think we have given our child a dogs name. Opinions please!!

saycheeeeeese Sat 04-May-13 17:36:18

I just see a dog...sorry sad

neverlateforwork Sat 04-May-13 17:37:59

I only know a little girl called Marley. I know a lot of boys called Harley.

It's fine as a unisex name.

Bowlersarm Sat 04-May-13 17:38:25

I would think dog, although his friends won't. Have you considered Harley?

ClaraOswald Sat 04-May-13 17:40:22

I know of three Marley's. Two are dogs, the other is a girl. And a little boy Marley came into my.place of work today.

YoniMontana Sat 04-May-13 17:40:34

I think of the dog or the girl Marley in Glee.

There are worse things to be associated with a name other than a beautiful friendly laborador. If you like it go for it!!

Jojay Sat 04-May-13 17:41:32

I know a little boy Marley - he's lovely.

Go for it.

HeffalumpTheFlump Sat 04-May-13 17:41:43

I love Harley but would be stealing it from a friend sad

seeker Sat 04-May-13 17:41:52

The ghost in A Christmas Carol.

Bowlersarm Sat 04-May-13 17:42:43

Could you ask her of she minds if you use it? Some people wouldn't care at all, only a few might.

burberryqueen Sat 04-May-13 17:43:42

I met a little girl called Marlee or Marley she would be about 14 now, I think it is/was actually a girl's name so would definitely think twice before calling a boy that - how about 'Eekamouse' or 'Buju Banton'?

HeffalumpTheFlump Sat 04-May-13 17:44:39

Apparently if it's spelt Marley its for a boy, if it's Marlee or similar it's for a girl?

HeffalumpTheFlump Sat 04-May-13 17:46:34

Also the DH doesn't like Harley hmm apparently the M makes all the difference!! confused

burberryqueen Sat 04-May-13 17:47:17

anyway if you like it, use it....

Bowlersarm Sat 04-May-13 17:51:29

Use it. You'll regret it if you don't.

LookingForwardToMarch Sat 04-May-13 17:54:32

I love it!

Mind you my dalmation is called Marley Bob Cecil the Third


Rhubarbgarden Sat 04-May-13 19:40:07

I would assume you were Bob Marley fans

tilder Sat 04-May-13 19:42:58

What rhubarbgarden said.

cookielove Sat 04-May-13 19:43:55

The little girl in I am legend is called Marley blush that i know that!! Which makes me think its a girl name, but i do love it grin for both sexes!!

AuntieStella Sat 04-May-13 19:45:07

It's always been a four legged name to me. Before the film, I knew several ponies of this name.

AnneEyhtMeyer Sat 04-May-13 19:58:21

First thought: ghost
Second thought: dog

AnneEyhtMeyer Sat 04-May-13 19:59:03

Oh and third thought: vinyl floor covering

Doesn't A Christmas Carol by Dickens start with 'Marley was dead'? Cool name though.

ParmaViolette Sat 04-May-13 20:01:49

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