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brittanyrobinson007 Fri 23-Aug-13 16:05:52

We are expecting a beautiful baby girl and we have chosen Rylee Rayne as first and middle name..... let me know what you think as we have had some negative feedback from family members.... They say that she will always been explaining how to spell her name because it is spelled funny... My name is Brittany, a very common name and I spent my life explaining how to spell my name because of the different variations. I didnt think this was a big deal... but apparently others do... what do you think?

Pancakeflipper Fri 23-Aug-13 16:10:42

Riley, rylee...

Personally I don't like it.
Sorry but it's trying too hard IMO but if you rylee love it then do it. We cannot all like the same or there would only be a few names used in the world.

Middle names - to me they don't matter as much to what people think as hardly anyone hears them and if you hate your kiddie name you just pretend you don't have one. I like the approach of using family names for middle names.

forevergreek Fri 23-Aug-13 16:14:08

Are you American? Rylee Rayne is v americanised to me

What about spelling Riley Raine? Although sorry still not my cup of tea. Riley is a boys name imo

Don't like it, sorry. Don't like alliterative names, don't like surname names, don't like boys' names used as names for girls, and don't like strange spellings and this combines all of those. Sorry but it's not for me.

Coconutty Fri 23-Aug-13 16:17:19

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KateCroydon Fri 23-Aug-13 16:17:41

Riley Rain is much better.

Chl0e Fri 23-Aug-13 16:23:01

Not keen. maybe you could spell it either Riley like the sur name, or Rylie to rhyme with Kylie. If you can say to people like kylie but with an R, they'll get it.

it is very American. which is fine, but I think it will offer itself up to sounding very dated soon.

I don't dislike all American names though. Like Shelby and Wendel which I read in a book.

MikeOxard Fri 23-Aug-13 16:25:11

I agree with remus and coconutty. I don't like it personally but you're the one having the baby, so if you like it, you have it.

Same with the spelling, it's up to you but I'd find it annoying to have to spell it all the time. If there is a traditional spelling then why not use it?

elah11 Fri 23-Aug-13 16:27:06

I have to agree the spelling looks very American and makey uppey to me, Riley is better.

Chl0e Fri 23-Aug-13 16:28:05

I think if there is a traditional spelling it would be Riley like the sur name! so you can either say 'riley like mavis' or Rylie like Kylie!

Just my personal opinion but if you have to say rylee like, r, y, l, ee, ee.

life is too short.

LeoandBoosmum Fri 23-Aug-13 16:29:57

Honestly? I think it's absolutely dreadful, I'm sorry. I even hate the conventional spelling (Riley), but Rylee is even worse. I generally hate 'surnames' as first names. Also, Rayne...I do not like it. The combo of Rylee Rayne (the two 'r's) just makes it sound worse. I hate to sound rude but I have nothing positive to say, sorry. In the end, she's your daughter but I honestly think people should consider how the child might feel as she grows up.

Ruprekt Fri 23-Aug-13 16:30:07

I really dislike it. shockshock

It is a boys name anyway but spelt to make it girly.
Tis a bit chavvy too.

Renee is prettier.


BonaDea Fri 23-Aug-13 16:31:31

Don't like it at all. Silly and made up

If you liked it you should never have told anyone about it in advance.

LeoandBoosmum Fri 23-Aug-13 16:32:54

Sorry, just to add, if the baby will have the surname Robinson (as per your username) I think three R names is pushing starts to sound like a tongue twister.

tacal Sat 24-Aug-13 19:19:42

If it is the name you want for your dd then you should use it and not worry what other people think. I didnt tell anyone my ds's name until he was born. I dont know what people think about his name and it doesnt matter because that is his name and it suits him.

LynetteScavo Sat 24-Aug-13 19:23:45

You really shouldn't tell other people before you make up your mind.....

You did ask, so I'm going to be honest. I don't like the names, and I don't like the spelling.

I think Riley Rain is nicer.

UpTheFRIGGinDuff Sat 24-Aug-13 19:35:12

*You really shouldn't tell other people before you make up your mind.....

You did ask, so I'm going to be honest. I don't like the names, and I don't like the spelling.*


bridgetsmum Sat 24-Aug-13 19:44:14

No no no

Sorry, it's a horrible name, stupid spelling and sounds dead common if you ask me. It's not unique and quirky it's just daftconfused

SunshineMMum Sat 24-Aug-13 20:17:40

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BikeRunSki Sat 24-Aug-13 20:21:02

What Lynette and Frigg said.

sonlypuppyfat Sat 24-Aug-13 20:21:15

It is a silly name and your daughter won't thank you for it when she grows up

UriGeller Sat 24-Aug-13 20:25:23


And I quite admire people who give their kids bonkers names!

How pregnant are you? I had the craziest shortlist when I was preg, its ok to put these " names" down on a piece of paper and put it somewhere. Then you can laugh and say, "What were we thinking ??" when you come across them in a couple of years time.

UriGeller Sat 24-Aug-13 20:28:38

Oh, she could be Wiley Wayne if she has trouble with her R's. Excellent!

mrsm22 Sat 24-Aug-13 20:30:42

Sorry but I agree with all of the above. It's your choice at the end of the day but I think both names are dreadful and sound made up.

Tea1Sugar Sat 24-Aug-13 20:38:03

Dislike it. A lot. Sorry. Plus I had two Rileys in my class last year who were boys so I can't see past that.

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