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Amber or Skyler ? Please help me decide

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sum04 Thu 23-Dec-10 17:01:15

Amber or Skyler ? Please help me decide

SilveryMoon Thu 23-Dec-10 17:01:54

Out of the 2, I prefer Skyler

DorisIsAPinkDragon Thu 23-Dec-10 17:04:53

Amber by far

Really dislike skyler tho' so probably not on the same wavelength

orangepoo Thu 23-Dec-10 17:05:56

I much prefer Amber. I know a 5yo Amber, she's lovely and the name really suits her.

Skyler - I am not really familiar with the name and if someone told me their baby was called this, I wouldn't know the sex and would probably say "pardon?".

coldtits Thu 23-Dec-10 17:06:44

Amber. Skyler sounds made up by nutso American Child Pageant Moms.

seeker Thu 23-Dec-10 17:06:56

Isn't Skyler a boy's name?

coldtits Thu 23-Dec-10 17:08:19

Although apparently it IS a real name, brought to America by Danish settlers in the 17th century.

It does, however, mean "Fugitive"

Maisiethemorningsidecat Thu 23-Dec-10 17:09:13

I know a female Skyler - not keen on it tbh. Amber is the Sharon of the future imo.

RockinRobinBird Thu 23-Dec-10 17:25:52

Amber. Can't stand Skyler either.

mouldycheese Thu 23-Dec-10 17:27:03


Komondor Thu 23-Dec-10 17:32:45


saythatagain Thu 23-Dec-10 17:34:41

Isn't Gillian Nutter McKeith's daughter called Skyler? 'Nuff said. Amber is beautiful name imo

minipie Thu 23-Dec-10 17:39:06


cat64 Thu 23-Dec-10 17:56:07

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blackcoffee Thu 23-Dec-10 18:05:11

Skyler is the older brother in the Joyce Carol Oates book about - spot on coldtits - the murder of an American Child Ice Skater
there's stuff in there about the name, too, being original, reaching for the sky etc

toddlerama Thu 23-Dec-10 18:11:15

Amber is the name of my late dog - I really like it! Skyler sounds like a Moondreamer.

toddlerama Thu 23-Dec-10 18:12:04


BelligerentYhoULE Thu 23-Dec-10 18:12:08


Don't like Skyler at all, sorry.

rachel234 Thu 23-Dec-10 18:38:58

How about Skye - I know a lovely 5 year old one?

Chocolocolate Thu 23-Dec-10 19:07:18

Isn't Skyla female & Skyler or Schuyler male?

I like Schuyler for a boy but Amber gets my vote for a girl.

RustyBear Thu 23-Dec-10 19:09:35

Amber (though I am prejudiced- see profile!)

christmasheave Thu 23-Dec-10 19:10:34

Out of the two, Amber.

I like Sky as a name, but Skyler will end up being nicknamed Skiver, I'd bet my ass on it!

BerryinClover Thu 23-Dec-10 20:54:41

Amber is nice, esp if it suits her colouring. Skyler makes me think of Skylon (some kind of tower they had at Festival of Britain, I think).

seeker Fri 24-Dec-10 08:46:07

Skyler is almost a name - it's derived from German or Dutch, I think.

But Skyla is just a random collection of letters that by coincidence is pronouncable.

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