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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?

williaminajetfighter Sat 25-May-13 09:11:40

Please don't. Oakley like Blakely or Blakesley are dire

mirai Sat 25-May-13 04:59:35

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raisah Sat 25-May-13 04:11:45

I know a baby boy called Oakley but not my cup of tea. Too me its a surname, dogs name, tree name and a brand of over priced sunglasses. Not to mention people saying Oakley doakly all the time & driving the poor boy nutty.

pascalia Sat 25-May-13 02:02:09

Both, I suppose.

SmellsLikeWeenSpirits Fri 24-May-13 10:54:31

Girls if you're a big feminist Oakley

miffybun73 Fri 24-May-13 10:27:11

Sunglasses or old man tree in Everything's Rosie.

Wasn't aware that it was ever used as a name for a person.

DrinkFeckArseGirls Fri 24-May-13 09:37:22

Is this still going? hmm

MrRected Fri 24-May-13 01:29:02

Oakley is a Surname, suburb or a brand of sunglasses. It's not a great choice of name for a child.

horseonabeach Fri 24-May-13 01:22:14


JazzAnnNonMouse Fri 24-May-13 00:04:02

Yellow - you must live near where I grew up as I immediate thought of the village too smile

I would say its more of a boys name if it has to be a child's name confused

ELR Thu 23-May-13 23:06:28

My neighbour has a 1year old ds called Oakley.

yellowsnownoteatwillyou Wed 22-May-13 21:50:03

It's the name of a village near me, which is a shame I quite like it for a boy.

Neither - it's a surname.

Alisvolatpropiis Wed 22-May-13 21:46:18

Boy's name at a push.

olivertheoctopus Tue 21-May-13 21:07:24

Sunglasses! But also boys name.

OwlBeThereForYou Tue 21-May-13 17:35:06

I know of a little boy named Oakley, I think it's lovely

AllegraLilac Tue 21-May-13 14:19:53

Name of my horse.

Lc1979 Mon 20-May-13 22:01:09

Thanks for the response guys. There's not a hope in hell of my baby being called this but was just curious what people thought!

Jemma1111 Mon 20-May-13 16:46:12

Don't do it !

Imo anyone hearing a child called this name would most probably presume the parents are Chavvy

laravh Mon 20-May-13 16:34:30

I've heard both a boy and a girl with the name Oakley.

SparePants Mon 20-May-13 14:08:00

I know 2 Oakleys - both boys.

TWinklyLittleStar Mon 20-May-13 14:00:59

<bucks trend>

It's a very good rucksack, if that makes a difference

BackforGood Mon 20-May-13 13:56:06


Floralnomad Mon 20-May-13 13:49:59

Definitely a boy dog !

Ihatepeas Mon 20-May-13 13:46:43

I have met a both a boy Oakley and a girl Oakleigh...

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