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Oakley - boy or girls name?

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Lc1979 Sun 19-May-13 22:57:17

I'm due dc 3 in aug and my 3 year old daughter is convinced its going to be called Oakley. I didn't even think the name existed until I read another thread here about new born baby names! Is it a boy or girls name?

seeker Sun 19-May-13 23:17:15


Springforward Sun 19-May-13 23:18:01


badtime Sun 19-May-13 23:20:28


ClaudiaWinklepants Sun 19-May-13 23:21:25

I know of an Oaklei (girl)

Amy106 Sun 19-May-13 23:21:32

If I had to choose between girl or boy's name, I would have to say boy but I don't know any of them myself. My sister in law has a very sweet terrier named Oakley but I guess that's not much help! (:

DrinkFeckArseGirls Sun 19-May-13 23:24:51

Lidl's veg brand.

ToomuchIsBackOnBootcamp Sun 19-May-13 23:28:33

I know 2 dogs called this (both male). Wouldn't choose it for a child.

mrsyattering Sun 19-May-13 23:29:44

Instantly thought sunglasses, sorry

KittenofDoom Mon 20-May-13 00:52:19


OutragedFromLeeds Mon 20-May-13 01:07:28

It's definitely male.

I'd probably say dog, horse, donkey, rabbit, guniea pig, sheep in that order.

Wouldn't suit a cat.

I think Mr Oakley is from the 'Harry and the bucketful of dinosaurs' books.

DrinkFeckArseGirls Mon 20-May-13 07:33:53

Sorry, Oakland us Lidl's brand. Still...

magichamster Mon 20-May-13 07:37:58

I know quite a few Oakleys, all under 7 and all boys.

heidihole Mon 20-May-13 07:39:47

Male dog I think

Madamecastafiore Mon 20-May-13 07:41:23


VivaLeBeaver Mon 20-May-13 07:48:31

I know two dogs called Oakley, both boys.

ilovexmastime Mon 20-May-13 07:53:44

Sunglasses\googles. Boys name if I had to choose.

EleanorFarjeon Mon 20-May-13 07:57:06


Decoy Mon 20-May-13 09:00:51

Interesting that there are other unisex tree names such as Ashley and Rowan.

ticolac Mon 20-May-13 09:03:12

Name of the road I live on!

seeker Mon 20-May-13 09:03:59

But Oakley isn't a tree name.

Oak is a tree name. Oakley's a brand name or a last name.

RonaldMcDonald Mon 20-May-13 09:04:59

oooo I Love it
Do you live in a Sunglasses Hut?

Decoy Mon 20-May-13 10:09:25

OK, a tree-inspired name wink

squoosh Mon 20-May-13 12:54:52


Don't do it!

Bessie123 Mon 20-May-13 12:57:08

How about Quercus? It's very similar, means oak tree and is also a silly name

fanjodisfunction Mon 20-May-13 13:09:35

I would think boys name.

But I'm sure there was a female Oakley on OBEM a couple of seasons ago. She was a very young mum, had to have a EMCS. I only remember because of her name. I think a boy would suit this name better.

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