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zosie24 Tue 13-Sep-11 12:45:28


Our first baby is due next week, we've managed to draw up a short list but would like some opinions.

Sex is a surprise.

Middle name will be Carey for a boy or girl - to follow a family tradition.

Dylan Carey
Miles Carey
Phoebe Carey
Layla Carey

Our surname rhymes with toffee. (why didn't I keep my own name?!?!?!?)


LaBag Tue 13-Sep-11 12:56:20

I think Layla is awful. So there. Can you imagine a 30 year old woman with an important job being called Layla...really?

I also think Miles should be spelt Myles.

harassedandherbug Tue 13-Sep-11 12:59:32

I don't like Layla either, for the reasons above.

I love Miles, with an "i". That's my favourite.

Carey is a lovely name.

tammytoby Tue 13-Sep-11 13:24:06

I only really dislike Miles - the plural of Mile. It is like naming a child Kilometres grin. I guess it depends if you're in the UK (where miles are used) or in another country (which uses Kilometres).

I'm not massively keen on Dylan. I do love Layla - very pretty, feminine and works in most languages (unlike Phoebe).

Meteorite Tue 13-Sep-11 13:30:26

I like Dylan, Miles and Phoebe, but not Layla.

Miles strikes me as serious, Dylan more arty.

Phoebe Carey - the two "ee" endings are not ideal together.

mayanna123 Tue 13-Sep-11 13:34:07

I like Dylan and Layla.

Agree that Miles is too 'metric' and Phoebe is difficult to pronounce for non-English (or even English speakers smile).

LaBag Tue 13-Sep-11 13:37:50

Stuck at how Phoebe is difficult pronounce confused

mayanna123 Tue 13-Sep-11 13:40:16

Because the 'o' is silent, but without knowing that you'd say Pho-be.

Quenelle Tue 13-Sep-11 13:49:21

Miles is too metric grin

I think one syllable sounds better in front of Carey eg John Carey ..., Ann Carey ...

jaggythistle Wed 14-Sep-11 18:37:47

Miles or Phoebe.

I know a Miles and no one ever mentions distance or Kilometers in any way, it's just his name. grin

I like Miles with an I not a y too.

poppydaisy Wed 14-Sep-11 18:52:07

I guess you get used to any name, but when first reading/hearing 'Miles' I too tend to think of distance. But there are worse associations that that, I guess smile.

I like Layla - very pretty.

AlpinePony Thu 15-Sep-11 09:19:00

I love all of them except Phoebe.

Although I'm not sure how easy it would be to pull off Dylan outside of Wales.

Layla - good Persian name isn't it?

Miles - think Colby! grin

mopsyflopsy Thu 15-Sep-11 09:51:50

I like Layla very much. Pretty, feminine and not that widely used. I don't like the look/pronunciation of Phoebe, sorry.

Not keen on either boys' names but agree that Miles does look like the plural of mile, but perhaps one loses that association when one meets a real life Miles.

lchodge Mon 19-Sep-11 12:30:25

Dylan and Layla.
Re LaBag, I recently came into contact with a 40-something year old lawyer called Tallulah.....a name does not define career choice and it's ridiculous to think it would!

melliebobs Mon 19-Sep-11 12:32:09

love Layla. and that is our girls name if we have a girl. However we are spelling it Laila

Ebb Mon 19-Sep-11 12:37:49

I like Dylan and Layla. I think Phoebe Carey Toffee doesn't really flow.

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