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(22 Posts)
pickyourownifyouplease Sun 09-Oct-11 13:37:14

What do you think for a boy?

FeelMyWraith Sun 09-Oct-11 13:41:29

I don't like it. But I don't like that 'type' of name ie surnamey, slightly unisex names.

Wurg Sun 09-Oct-11 13:50:25

It's quite common round my way. I don't live in a very nice area.

peeriebear Sun 09-Oct-11 14:05:11

Really really common round here. Riley, Tyler, Jayden, Brandon. Stop a boy in the street and he'll be one of these!

comedaygoday Sun 09-Oct-11 15:16:09

Surnames as first names, aren't my thing, so I don't really like it. However, if it helps, it does seem a boy's name rather than a girl's name.

picnicbasketcase Sun 09-Oct-11 15:19:50

I don't normally like that kind of name, like FMW says above, it's kind of surnamey (like Mason, Spencer, Jackson etc) but there's a very sweet little boy at DD's nursery called Riley so I quite like it now. If that makes any sense.

ScaredBear Sun 09-Oct-11 20:13:56

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pranma Sun 09-Oct-11 20:27:41

I dont like it at all-it sounds like the sort of name to make a teacher wary.

aquashiv Sun 09-Oct-11 20:33:57

Its my dogs name so I love it.

winkle2 Sun 09-Oct-11 20:34:27

I know a boy Riley and a girl Riley.

KenDoddsDadsDog Sun 09-Oct-11 20:36:49

I know a boy and a girl Riley. It's a Caiden, Jayden, Harrisson, Jaxon type of name.

talkingnonsense Sun 09-Oct-11 20:39:16

Blimey O'Reilly.

mayanna123 Sun 09-Oct-11 20:48:17

I don't know anyone named Riley, but if you like it op, then why not?

ShroudOfHamsters Sun 09-Oct-11 21:15:04

Don't like I'm afraid. It's one of the surname type names that will date very, very badly!

Selks Sun 09-Oct-11 21:20:47

I know a girl Ryley. I'm not too keen.

smartyparts Sun 09-Oct-11 21:37:51

Chavtastic, I'm afraid

33goingon64 Sun 09-Oct-11 22:15:09

It's not the name itself that's the problem, it's the fact that at this particular time it is perceived as chavvy by lots of people. In another era it would probably be seen quite differently. I quite like it and think you should use it if you like it.

mathanxiety Sun 09-Oct-11 22:16:33

What Smartypants said. And Pranma too.

I know two digs named Riley, and it always makes me think of the handyman in Fawlty Towers --
Sybil: 'O'Reilly, I have seen more intelligent creatures than you lying on their backs at the bottoms of ponds. I have seen better organized creatures than you running round farmyards with their heads cut off. Now collect your things and get out. I never want to see you or any of your men in my hotel again. '

Rhubarbgarden Mon 10-Oct-11 12:46:14

grin at Mathanxiety. Have to agree with the consensus.

DottyDot Mon 10-Oct-11 12:47:27

Love it - makes me think of Riley from Buffy. But as we named ds1 after Xander in Buffy, it's no surprise I like it... blush grin

mathanxiety Mon 10-Oct-11 21:33:40

blush 'digs' = dogs.

scarlettsmummy2 Mon 10-Oct-11 21:40:28

chavvy. I know two chavs who have opted for it!

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