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Riley or Freddie??

(38 Posts)
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??....

TickleMyTitsTillFriday Sat 19-Jan-13 11:45:33

I think Freddie is cool. What about frank or Francis? Then he can be Frankie?

McKayz Sat 19-Jan-13 11:39:15

Freddie is a brilliant name.

thegreylady Sat 19-Jan-13 11:04:12

Freddie is best of those and I only know one - a gorgeous 3 yr old.

Lily15 Fri 18-Jan-13 18:36:12

I have a 9 year old Reilly. Way before the Riley invasion of the past few years! Absolutely love the name as much as I did then!
Freddie is ok. I know a couple of newborns along with Teddy & Frank which are both having a surge in popularity.

PriscillaLydiaSellon Thu 17-Jan-13 14:51:06

Definitely not Riley.

mrs2mic Thu 17-Jan-13 14:49:15


CastingNasturtiums Thu 17-Jan-13 14:36:43

I like Freddie. Riley is meh.

Mrcrumpswife Thu 17-Jan-13 11:44:29

Definitely Riley, its a boys name only around here.

TheCatInTheHairnet Thu 17-Jan-13 11:41:53

I only know girl Riley's. I didn't even know it was a boys name!

Eskino Thu 17-Jan-13 11:38:42

I like Fred. Friends have a daughter called Reilly so its always seemed like a girls name to me. (Absolutely not chavs though.)

Locketjuice Thu 17-Jan-13 11:38:20

I like them both, but both are really popular I know loads! 4 Riley's and 3 Freddie's

But obviously if it being popular doesnt bother you?

sallievp Thu 17-Jan-13 11:32:56

100% Freddie.

SminkoPinko Thu 17-Jan-13 08:35:48

Fred is quite cool, I think. Good teen name. Freddy cute on a baby. Can't see that is ridiculous at all.
Riley has grown on me after a friend called her son this.

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

Definitely Frederick (nn Freddie). Not Riley.

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

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

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

The only Riley I know is a girl

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

Freddie is very cute don't like Riley sorry

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!

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


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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 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...

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