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what do you think of McKynleigh

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lrdavis Tue 06-Aug-13 23:45:46

McKynleigh is how my cousin has decided to spell her babies name.. I'm I the only one who sees this as odd?

Peachyjustpeachy Wed 07-Aug-13 08:02:47

Did you really start a thread to mock your cousin?

Madamecastafiore Wed 07-Aug-13 08:03:16


jetstar Wed 07-Aug-13 08:18:41


Rooners Wed 07-Aug-13 08:24:04

Oh God. Well no it's not odd at all if that is the kind of name you generally go for.

I struggle with 'Mc' names tbh but it isn't my baby, nor is it yours.

So I'd get this deleted iiwy to avoid offending her.

RustyBear Wed 07-Aug-13 08:35:29

It's not actually unique, if you Google, this thread doesn't come up (yet) - McKynleigh Abraham is a singer who was 'one of the first contenders on the Glee project', so maybe that's where the mum got it from.

MiaowTheCat Wed 07-Aug-13 09:06:34

First thing I thought of was mangled spelling of the school from Glee (which suspected - now confirmed - was named after a dead and somewhat obscure president).

HorryIsUpduffed Wed 07-Aug-13 09:17:43

I'm glad it isn't your idea, OP.

Surname as first name for a girl, kre8iv spelling, random capitals, named after a telly programme... honestly it hits all the DEAR GOD NO buttons for me.

EstelleGetty Wed 07-Aug-13 10:36:03

It's a bit odd, but I did see a "Makynli" (pronounced McKinley) on Toddlers and Tiaras. So it could be worse.

badtime Wed 07-Aug-13 10:50:46

Americans do this a lot - 'McKayla' is actually a reasonably common version of Michaela over there. I struggle with the idea of giving girls 'Mc-' or 'Mac-' names, as that means 'son of'.

I think it's horrible, and the OP has every right to see it as odd.

piprabbit Wed 07-Aug-13 10:59:10

It sounds like she liked the name but didn't know how to spell it and couldn't be asked to research spellings. Instead she's ended up with something that looks like my 4yo's attempt to write Dinosaur names.

Onyabike Wed 07-Aug-13 11:16:28

Whilst the names is in no way to my taste, I feel very sad that many on this thread are being so horrid about the op's cousin and her choice of name. It's frankly none of our business what she's called her precious baby, and I'm sure she'd be very hurt and upset if she came across this thread. sad

badtime Wed 07-Aug-13 11:47:42

Onyabike, if one takes your view to its logical conclusion, nobody has a right to have an opinion about anything anyone else does. That is an absurd position. However, you have a perfect right to feel that way, just as everyone has a right to have a view on the name 'McKynleigh'.

I am sure that the people posting on this thread would not walk up to OP's cousin and say that the baby's name is horrible.

Onyabike Wed 07-Aug-13 12:25:38

Badtime, of course people have a right to an opinion - I stated quite clearly in my post that the name wasn't to my taste, and I am generally very happy to share my thoughts. However, given that there can't be too many McKynleighs about, I feel that it is a very personal attack on the individuals involved, and it would be very easy for her cousin/niece to find this thread if she ever googles the name in the future. I just feel it's a very unnecessary post for the op to make (particularly about a family member) as she knew what the response was likely to be from the mumsnet audience. I personally don't like the idea of actively upsetting anyone regarding something so personal, but clearly the op has little regard for her cousin's feelings.

RonaldMcDonald Wed 07-Aug-13 12:30:07

perhaps your cousin is joking? and the baby is named Molly/John
Is MCKYNLEIGH a boy or a girl?

it's only a name though I suppose. Wendy was a made up name not that long ago

dontsqueezetheteabag Wed 07-Aug-13 13:45:39


Nagoo Wed 07-Aug-13 13:53:42

Why? why? WHY?

Every name was made up at some point.

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