Is Hayley dying out?

(20 Posts)
BeeKayP Mon 14-Apr-14 15:03:14

Hi all,

I'm not expecting a DD but friend is who I met with earlier. She mentioned Hayley (she prefers spelling Hailey) and I'd actually virtually forgotten about the name! I love discussing baby names so am on this page a lot but never see it mentioned these days...now she's mentioned it I think it is really pretty. Does anyone know any little Hayley's?

She said her DH is against it because of "Hay" as a nickname, as in saying "Hey Hay!"

OldLadyKnowsSomething Mon 14-Apr-14 15:10:31

I know two Hayleys, but they're young adults (early 20's) rather than small children.

Onesleeptillwembley Mon 14-Apr-14 15:18:23

No, only older ones. But if she does use it, ask her not to try to be yoonique with that ridiculous spelling.

Leeds2 Mon 14-Apr-14 16:23:05

I know one aged 15.

itiswhatitiswhatitis Mon 14-Apr-14 16:28:09

I know of two adult Hayleys i don't think it will die out as such but it's too early for it to be considered a classic and make a come back. On that bad is I like it. Ds has a name that was popular in the 70's and 80's but rarely heard now. I like the fact it's unlikely to make a sudden come back during his childhood.

17leftfeet Mon 14-Apr-14 16:28:30

Hayley cropper anyone?

itiswhatitiswhatitis Mon 14-Apr-14 16:29:25

Yes tell her not to piss around with the spelling

itiswhatitiswhatitis Mon 14-Apr-14 16:29:50

Yes but she was nearly 50

Alisvolatpropiis Mon 14-Apr-14 18:39:54

I think there are a lot of little American Hayley's in comparison with British.

I heard one being called to the other day in the area I live in (Wales, not America), she was about 5 I think. So there's at least 1!

KnickyKnacky Mon 14-Apr-14 18:50:35

I think it's a really pretty name. I know a few in their 30's.

manicinsomniac Tue 15-Apr-14 10:37:58

I teach one who is 8 years old.

All the others I know are adults.

I really like it.

squoosh Tue 15-Apr-14 11:02:27

It died out on Coronation Street in a lovely tear jerking scene.

Sundaedelight Tue 15-Apr-14 18:09:44

I hope so.

SilverShadows Wed 16-Apr-14 13:28:48

I don't know of any under 20, but of the ones I know now the spellings are all different.
Hayley, Hayleigh, Haylee, Haley and Hailey.

I'm a 80's child and Hayley was the most common spelling.

ACatCalledColin Wed 16-Apr-14 15:07:10

There were loads of Hayley's at school. All the spellings were different - I've known Hayley, Haley, Hailee and yes even a Hailey. I think Hayley is the most common (and my least favourite)

Babynames.com gives Haylie, Haylee, Hailee, Hayleigh as alternative spellings here My favourite spelling is Hailee.

Alisvolatpropiis Wed 16-Apr-14 15:41:30

I've never met a British Hayley who spelt it any other way. America is a different story though.

scarletforya Wed 16-Apr-14 15:43:49

Oh my God. Let's hope so. It's nearly as bad as Kayleigh.

manicinsomniac Wed 16-Apr-14 16:55:32

The little Hayley I teach is spelt Hailie so I think that's yet another one for the list!

I like Kayleigh too!

justhayley Sun 20-Apr-14 08:24:38

I'm a mid 80s born Hayley & there are lots of us, havn't met any little ones or even ones under 25 really.
Iv never in my life been called hay hay! I got a few Haze, and from 6th form & uni days was called H by most friends. Now at 30 I'm Hayley to everyone except my nan who calls me Lilly/lil (no clue why) my dad midge, and DP Berry (Halle berry) oh and my childhood friend How - which I hate but since age 3 can't ever remember her calling me anything else.

AddUpToNothing Sun 20-Apr-14 10:53:41

I know of one Hailie under 5. Her dad is a massive Eminem fan and named her after Eminem's daughter.

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