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Riley or Freddie??

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Mummabubbles Wed 16-Jan-13 12:54:43

DC3 due in 9 weeks, have chosen girls name that we both LOVE but can't seem to fall in love with any boys names. Freddie has been a contender for a while but we refer to it as our 'back-up emergency name'! Now liking Riley (i think!), but is it a bit chavtastic??....

SirBoobAlot Wed 16-Jan-13 12:57:29

Not fond of either of them, to be honest. Between the two, prefer Riley, though it is really common now.

I think Freddie is ridiculous.

evamummy Wed 16-Jan-13 14:03:54

I don't like either but would choose Riley of the two.

OkayHazel Wed 16-Jan-13 14:10:54

Fred or Frederick is lovely with Freddie as a nickname, so the name will age with the person. I worry that a 40 year old Freddie may not thank you for it, but Fred might!

pepperrabbit Wed 16-Jan-13 14:13:26

I have a 6yo Frederick who everyone calls Freddie or Fred. It gives him several options to have been registered with the full name.

Boggler Wed 16-Jan-13 14:15:25

Ditch Riley and go for Frederick (Freddie). Riley is way too popular and in my sons school there are a couple and all of them are very naughty.

CPtart Wed 16-Jan-13 14:17:07

Both very popular, especially Freddie, really boring along with all the Charlie's and Alfie's and Archie's. Sorry!

shoobidoo Wed 16-Jan-13 14:41:53

I really don't like Freddie, sorry. Nor Fred.

Riley is nicer, although not my favourite name either.

Sasparillo Wed 16-Jan-13 15:10:44

I prefer Freddie but then I do have a Charlie so I'm obviously into the twee sounding nickname version of the full name! Whatever! Lol, if you like Freddie, then call him Freddie. Frederick reminds me of Baldrick, avoid!

ladymia Wed 16-Jan-13 15:52:13

Prefer Riley as I think Freddie is a bit wet

Mummabubbles Wed 16-Jan-13 16:04:41

Well I've decided neither of them are right!! Back to the drawing board....😳

determinedma Wed 16-Jan-13 21:29:25

Don't like Riley at all. My nephew is freddie so obviously prefer that one.

poppydaisy Wed 16-Jan-13 22:42:25

Not keen on Fred/Freddie at all, sorry. I'd choose Riley if I had to.

MidnightMasquerader Thu 17-Jan-13 00:45:54


Our BIL and SIL's lab is called Riley, and our cat that they adopted when we emigrated is called Freddie.

Totally O/T, but just amused me to see them linked in a Baby Name thread...

MrsHelsBels74 Thu 17-Jan-13 01:01:07

Why is Freddie ridiculous? Obviously am asking as the mother of a Freddie grin(full name Frederick after my beloved grandad). I know we all have different tastes but ridiculous seems a bit harsh, if the name Fancy McPantsy had been suggested I'd agree with you but not something fairly ordinary like Freddie. wink

MidnightMasquerader Thu 17-Jan-13 01:23:13

It's not ridiculous at all. It's great! grin

mathanxiety Thu 17-Jan-13 02:16:14

Frederick is nice, with nn Freddie. Riley is not.

barefootcook Thu 17-Jan-13 07:25:27

Love Frederick - it's a strong name. Not at all keen on Riley.

BouncyPenguin Thu 17-Jan-13 07:36:31

Freddie. Although you have gone off both now! I know someone who called their baby Frank. Love it.

usualsuspect Thu 17-Jan-13 07:45:38


BanghamTheDirtyScone Thu 17-Jan-13 07:46:07

I don't like Riley for the reason you state OP - it's a surname that got fashionable among some people, surnames as first names put me off.

I have a Freddie, it's not his first name but his middle name is Frederic and the older ones don't like his first name as it's unusual, so he's called Freddie.

It is growing on me!

Wishfulmakeupping Thu 17-Jan-13 08:01:53

Freddie is very cute don't like Riley sorry

bruffin Thu 17-Jan-13 08:07:27

The only Riley I know is a girl

Homebird8 Thu 17-Jan-13 08:14:05

DS has a Riley in his class. She's lovely!

emmyloo2 Thu 17-Jan-13 08:30:45

Definitely Frederick (nn Freddie). Not Riley.

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