Faye?

(37 Posts)
maggiethemagpie Tue 10-Jun-14 12:43:21

What do you think of the name Faye? Is it a winner or a loser? It seems to be one of those names which is always around, never in the top 20 but never desperately out of fashion either.

sonlypuppyfat Tue 10-Jun-14 12:44:55

Very nice, proper name and not too common.

PetaPipa Tue 10-Jun-14 12:45:29

I like it. But probably not if you have a one syllable surname. It's pretty and not too popular.

Montsti Tue 10-Jun-14 12:49:41

I know a 1 year old, Faye. Personally I'm not keen...I find it very 80's but it does sound pretty. Maybe just have bad associations.

CPtart Tue 10-Jun-14 12:52:52

Much nicer as a middle name IMO

squoosh Tue 10-Jun-14 14:03:42

It's a bit 80's and a bit wishy washy.

Optimist1 Tue 10-Jun-14 14:05:20

A lovely name, but I prefer it without the "e".

looki Tue 10-Jun-14 16:28:28

I like it a lot. It's simple, timeless, classless and very pretty. It's my favourite F girl's name.

EyelinerQueen Tue 10-Jun-14 16:29:55

Agree with squoosh as always.

It's very dated and a bit of a non-event of a name.

bassingtonffrench Tue 10-Jun-14 16:33:35

love it would have it without the 'e' though

Nereida Tue 10-Jun-14 18:00:46

I'm not keen, I agree with what others have said about it being a bit dated.

maggiethemagpie Tue 10-Jun-14 18:27:41

For some reason I really like it with the e but not without - suprising seeing as pronounced the same but in my head it somehow seems different without the e!

pinkgirlythoughts Tue 10-Jun-14 18:30:40

It's my sister's name, we have a one-syllable surname, but totally different sound, so does work ok. Although I tend to think of it as being fairly uncommon, she had another one in her tutor group at secondary school.

pilates Tue 10-Jun-14 18:40:26

Not keen, agree with others, dated.

fingersonbuzzers Tue 10-Jun-14 18:49:14

I prefer Freya.

fingersonbuzzers Tue 10-Jun-14 18:50:59

I do know a very lovely adult Fay (without the e) who is elegant and very nice and I think of it as a very graceful name - I don't know if that's because it reminds me of her. It is a pretty sound.

brandyandsummergloves Tue 10-Jun-14 18:52:08

It's my dds middle name. She's 22 though, so I'm not sure it's entirely up-to-the-minute. I like it though, obviously.

Timeandtune Tue 10-Jun-14 18:53:10

I like it. Don't think of it as being dated at all.

gertiegusset Tue 10-Jun-14 18:54:34

Love it.

OhMyActualDays Tue 10-Jun-14 18:56:26

I know someone who is Fay short for Frances. I like both!

Wishfulmakeupping Tue 10-Jun-14 19:02:00

So weird squoosh I was able to write exactly that!

TickleMePurple Tue 10-Jun-14 19:05:58

I love it. I know one 2 year old and two 30 year olds with the name. Best with a long/mid length surname.

Marnierose Tue 10-Jun-14 19:12:38

It's on my short list. I think of it as a very 20s name. It's more unusual (not common) but nice normal if that makes sense. I love the meaning too

maggiethemagpie Wed 11-Jun-14 18:55:34

Marnie - as in people in their 20s now have this name? or 1920s?

MiaowTheCat Wed 11-Jun-14 20:04:21

Don't do it without the -e! Mine is and it is CONSTANTLY spelt incorrectly to the point I've stopped correcting people and given up the battle... but it still bloody annoys me!

You'd think it was rare spelt that way - shared a house with another no-e one at uni!

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