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Moopsy Fri 13-Sep-13 13:52:20


I once met a young girl called Barley and I thought it was a beautiful name and really suited her. I have always kept it at the back of my mind thinking maybe to use for dd3 if we have another girl this time...

But how does it come across to you? Old, posh, chavy, plain odd? And do you like it?

Thanks. smile

ProphetOfDoom Fri 13-Sep-13 21:00:22

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BigPawsBrown Fri 13-Sep-13 21:20:09

I like it. There was a "first" Summer or Daisy once, and their friends probably sniffed at them.

mathanxiety Sat 14-Sep-13 04:37:45

I also find Poppy much sillier, but that still leaves Barley in the 'really silly' category.

<lol Jamie>

PuddingAndHotMilk Sat 14-Sep-13 05:22:50

I know a Barley, she's a lovely salt of the earth type with 2 teenage daughters. It's a lovely, if unusual, name. If you like it, go for it. thanks

BeenFluffy Sat 14-Sep-13 05:42:08

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SoupDragon Sat 14-Sep-13 07:19:09

^There was a "first" Summer or Daisy once, and their friends probably sniffed at them.

Well, Daisy is a nickname for Marguerite/Margaret so that's not a good example.

Personally I think Summer is silly. [shrug]

ch1134 Sat 14-Sep-13 12:42:23

It sounds like the name of a pet rather than a child.

BangOn Sat 14-Sep-13 14:01:04

I really like it. It's folky.

pokesandprodsforthelasttime Sat 14-Sep-13 14:09:04

I had a cat called Barley when I was a kid.

RoadToTuapeka Sun 15-Sep-13 12:22:15

Barley? Like grain and oats? I would hate to be called Barley. Poor child if they get that name.

LeoandBoosmum Mon 16-Sep-13 02:39:26

It's makes me think of Robinson's lemon barley drink... sad

SmallTorch Mon 16-Sep-13 02:48:47

Actually, I think it's nice.

DizzyPurple Mon 16-Sep-13 02:49:06

Nope, don't like it. Yes a bit hippyish. I knew a Bramble once, even worse!

Secretswitch Mon 16-Sep-13 03:24:59

If you love the name then you should use it. It is unusual and you are certain not to have five other Barley's in her class. Congratulations on your pregnancy smile

TrucksAndDinosaurs Mon 16-Sep-13 04:19:44

I also know a man called Barley; it's an old English male name.
We had a cat called Barley as well. A boy cat.

GiGiGi Mon 16-Sep-13 04:27:04

Barley or Bali?
Still horrible whatever.

NadiaWadia Mon 16-Sep-13 05:32:30

To me, it is a grain or (possibly) a surname. Never a first name for a little girl. Also, people will mishear it as 'Barney'.

JollySleepyGiant Mon 16-Sep-13 05:36:48

It grows in fields round here. It's a crop, not a name.

rachel234 Mon 16-Sep-13 06:59:11

Poppies, Irises and Roses grow on fields too.

WantedGSOH Mon 16-Sep-13 07:01:05

My DH had a retriever called Barley. To me it definitely sounds like a pets name, as well as a crop of course.

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