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Ruthie32 Sat 12-Feb-11 23:42:09

Has anyone ever come across a Hedley? It was the name of a boy in a book we read and OH really likes it but I'm not convinced at all. It was shorted to Hed in the book

BeerTricksPotter Sat 12-Feb-11 23:44:42

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BluddyMoFo Sat 12-Feb-11 23:45:11

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CointreauVersial Sat 12-Feb-11 23:45:48

It's the name of a village about two miles down the road from here, so wouldn't be a great choice for us tbh....

gerontius Sat 12-Feb-11 23:49:57

Terrible name.

MelinaM Sun 13-Feb-11 00:19:49

I've only ever come across Hadley /Hadleigh. Hedley reminds me of Hedwig! It's nice enough! x

Darnsarfupnorf Sun 13-Feb-11 00:26:26

i know a boy with hedley as his middle name, hes named after his great grandad

i wouldnt pick it though wink

mathanxiety Sun 13-Feb-11 02:52:00

Hedley shortened to Hed. Or more likely head {meaning toilet among other things}

DesertOrchid Sun 13-Feb-11 09:57:21

I know one! He was a very talented jazz trumpeter, so I think it's kind of cool...

littleomar Sun 13-Feb-11 09:59:20

and hadley's a girl's name (ernest hemingway's wife and the fashion editor of the guardian)

kreecherlivesupstairs Sun 13-Feb-11 10:08:17

Shockingly bad name. I hope I never do come across a child called that. If I did I would stare at the parents. Very hard.

deliakate Sun 13-Feb-11 10:51:18

I like it. Depends on the surname though. Our surname is a very common christian name, and so would not work as everyone would mix them up (more than they do now).

CameronCook Sun 13-Feb-11 10:54:51

You'll be setting your child up for a life of name confusion if you use that.

HeartShapedValium Sun 13-Feb-11 11:32:33

I have heard of the name Hadley in America. I think it is reasonably well known over there. I don't see its appeal at all.

I agree with Kreecher. It's shockingly bad. It makes me feel sad for the child who has such an ugly strange name. And I don't often say that. LOT of names not to my taste but no big deal as we all know that we can't like everything. But Hedly stops me in my tracks.

ThatllDoPig Sun 13-Feb-11 13:21:20

I quite like it.
So does my 11 year old dd

1944girl Sun 13-Feb-11 13:28:42

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QuestionNumber Sun 13-Feb-11 21:40:55

Haven't heard of it and don't like it I'm afraid.

PorkChopSter Sun 13-Feb-11 21:43:29

I know a Headley who is in his 60s.

onimolap Sun 13-Feb-11 21:46:43

I've only come across it as a surname. Surnames do cross over to first names, but I don't think this one does it that well, sorry.

Dysgu Sun 13-Feb-11 21:47:37

My DP has a great uncle Hedley. I have always rather liked the name - but then, that is on a man in his 90s.

EvilTwins Sun 13-Feb-11 21:47:53

I know one. He's in his 60s. Named after a cricketer, I believe.

MrsDeidreIppy Sun 13-Feb-11 22:53:13

Reminds me of the characters from Wuthering heights. I don't think any of them are called Hedly but they all have weird unusual names beginning with H.

Pancakeflipper Sun 13-Feb-11 22:58:24

I know about 5. All over 60 yrs old if still alive. It's a fine name when over 30 but somehow doesn't suit a baby/ child...

I kinda like it but one of the Hedley's I know was a really lovely guy.

Janoschi Sun 13-Feb-11 23:00:17

"Shockingly bad name. I hope I never do come across a child called that. If I did I would stare at the parents. Very hard."

This is a bit harsh, no? I think I'd nod and smile even if the proud parents came up with R2D2 for their dear child. Otherwise it's just rude.

For the record I like Hedley :-)

ThistleWhistle Sun 13-Feb-11 23:09:13

Hedley always makes me think of this - that's Hedley, not Hedy

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