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Riley? Really?

(72 Posts)
MexicanHat Tue 13-Aug-13 17:29:27

I am very surprised to see the name Riley at no. 8 in the Top Ten Boys names. I don't know of anyone who has used this name. I've never come across the name at all. It's above William and James and I know lots of babies/children/men with these names. Obviously the list is correct - anyone know lots of Rileys?

jumperooo Tue 13-Aug-13 17:34:44

I don't know any personally, but I've heard it a lot in public. And Bailey, Tyler, similar style of names I think.

Onesleeptillwembley Tue 13-Aug-13 17:35:24

Heard it screeched - don't think anybody I know would use it. I wouldn't have thought it was that popular, it's a pet's name at best.

LunaticFringe Tue 13-Aug-13 17:48:13

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sonlypuppyfat Tue 13-Aug-13 17:52:35

I know a couple.

bruffin Tue 13-Aug-13 18:01:05

I only know a girl Riley who is a teenager.

Ruprekt Tue 13-Aug-13 18:04:53

I know 4.....not keen. hmm

MrsMangoBiscuit Tue 13-Aug-13 18:06:13

I know a baby Riley, and he's lovely! I could eat him! grin

smokinaces Tue 13-Aug-13 18:07:15

I know about five. Its a name that doesn't bother me one way or another tbh. I know more rileys than I do Williams, Georges, James etc.

star15 Tue 13-Aug-13 18:11:55

I know one, a lovely little boy from a very nice family.

TallyHo1980 Tue 13-Aug-13 18:13:00

I know of one. Not a name I am keen on personally, along with all the other surname type names like Mason, Tyler etc

EllenJanesthickerknickers Wed 14-Aug-13 00:19:25

There were 3 in the reception class at the school I worked in. Very popular in that neck of the woods. Not a posh name, particularly.

ShadowSummer Wed 14-Aug-13 00:22:09

I've never met a single Riley. They must all live in a different part of the country to me!

CoolStoryBro Wed 14-Aug-13 00:24:55

"Heard it screeched - don't think anybody I know would use it. I wouldn't have thought it was that popular, it's a pet's name at best."

Miaaaaow!! It's the "don't think anybody I know would use it" that's particularly droll.

I know one boy and 3 girls. All very nice, reasonably affluent and well educated parents.

YoniSingWhenYoureWinning Wed 14-Aug-13 00:25:14

"Heard it screeched - don't think anybody I know would use it."


notmuchfun Wed 14-Aug-13 00:40:13

I have a Riley.

wish I had used it on my dd instead if ds though.

notmuchfun Wed 14-Aug-13 00:45:30

I think I have just spotted katie Hopkins in her mn disguise.

squoosh Wed 14-Aug-13 00:48:16

I know of one. No idea why it's Riley instead of Reilly.

Reilly looks better.

Thumbwitch Wed 14-Aug-13 00:50:44

It's a very popular name in Australia. I know at least 2 (both boys)

GW297 Wed 14-Aug-13 02:33:34

I really don't like this name.

kiwik Wed 14-Aug-13 02:46:35

It wouldn't be my choice, but DS1 has a little friend named Riley who is very cute.
His Mum said she liked the Lightning Seeds' song "Life of Riley" and had always wanted to use the name. (The boy from the song must be at least 20 by now.)

JazzAnnNonMouse Wed 14-Aug-13 03:04:20

I don't know any and haven't ever met any either.
I'm surprised its above those other names too

hootiemcboob Wed 14-Aug-13 03:06:52

I have a Reilly. LOL at "pet name " though!

AberdeenAngusina Wed 14-Aug-13 03:31:55

I know two, both aged about 2. Neither have "screechy" parents.

libertine73 Wed 14-Aug-13 04:35:43

beaten to the Katie Hopkins is alive and well comment! grin

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