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Damn you Miley Cyrus

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PippityPip Thu 27-Mar-14 21:26:39

So back when I was at university I knew a couple called Kylie and Michael, everyone called them Mylie as a "couples name" (Brangelina style.) I really liked the name from then..I remember thinking it would make a nice name for a daughter one day! Funny because I'm not a fan of Kylie/Riley but really liked Miley.

Do you think there's any possibility of being able to use it without the Cyrus connection? Even when she rose to fame as Hannah Montana I thought "oh well she seems sweet enough" so would have still used it. I'm hoping by the time my DD is older Cyrus will be long gone but I have a feeling that is wishful thinking lol think she may be one for the history books!! And even more annoyingly my DH loves Millie which I am not so keen on so Miley would make for a great compromise.

Anyone else think it's a nice name though? Her real name is actually Destiny but was nicknamed Smiley as a youngster which got turned into Miley. Just found that out today!

Only1scoop Thu 27-Mar-14 21:31:01

Op just no
Would never 'twerk' blush

youmakemydreams Thu 27-Mar-14 21:32:57

I know a Miley and she is exceptionally cute.
Despite the connection I actually think it's quite nice.

Ilovemydogandmydoglovesme Thu 27-Mar-14 21:35:12

Only1scoop grin

Proper lol.

I think Millie is lovely.

PippityPip Thu 27-Mar-14 21:39:17

Only1scoop I don't dislike Millie I just wouldn't use it as a full name, and really don't like Camilla. Amelia/Emelia is far too popular now. I know there's a few other names that can have Millie as a nn but haven't found any I am really taken with!

PippityPip Thu 27-Mar-14 21:39:47

oops that comment was supposed to be to Ilovemydogandmydoglovesme!

JollyGolightly Thu 27-Mar-14 21:40:20

Destiny is such a stripper name.
Oh, wait...
How pleasingly circular.

StealthPolarBear Thu 27-Mar-14 21:42:14

Dd has a friend T nursery called miley
If you decide against it she also has a friend called Abby-girl if that help? smile

curiousgeorgie Thu 27-Mar-14 21:53:13

I think of Miley Cyrus... But eventually people who know your little girl will think of her first instead.

I know a Harper, I don't think Beckham.

And if you have your heart set on a name, I wouldn't let the fact that its a celebrities name put you off.

LyndaCartersBigPants Thu 27-Mar-14 22:49:11

I think it's a lovely name and I'm sure Cyrus will have disappeared up her own backside by the time your dd is grown up enough to care.

Fwiw, my ds1 has an unusual name, but a few years after he was born nobody really remembered the (quite cool) person he was named after or the (incredibly not cool) celebrity of the same name who was famous for 15 minutes.

I also know someone whose NN is smiley Miley and I think it's really cute!

squoosh Thu 27-Mar-14 23:11:08

I would absolutely implore you to put the name aside forever. It will be associated with that Miley for a long to come. It would be like calling your kid Kylie or Britney or Beyonce.

For Irish people the name Miley has a double connotation,as well as Ms Cyrus it's also the name of a still much referenced soap character from the 80's

squoosh Thu 27-Mar-14 23:11:42

He's the one on the left in case you're wondering! grin

DramaAlpaca Thu 27-Mar-14 23:16:08

grin at squoosh

As for the name, for all the reasons above - just no.

FightingFires Thu 27-Mar-14 23:17:39

Millicent. Say what you like, I love it.

TossedSaladsAndScrambledEggs Thu 27-Mar-14 23:18:08


TossedSaladsAndScrambledEggs Thu 27-Mar-14 23:18:29

X posts sorry!

FightingFires Thu 27-Mar-14 23:41:28

grin grin grin

sleepingbeautiful Thu 27-Mar-14 23:59:42

Miley is a no no because it's not even a real name so Cyrus girl kind of owns it.
I know a Mailyne (pron may-lyn), which I found quite pretty, but maybe because she is stunning and nice so good association...

FlipFantasia Fri 28-Mar-14 00:24:33

Squoosh gringringrin he'll always be Miley to me!

OP i think it would be dreadful to be named after Miley Cyrus! I know you wouldn't be naming a dd after her but everyone would assume you were (and the original story isn't that cool either so either way would be a lose/lose situation for your dd). I'd suggest leaving aside all M names and starting with a blank slate.

LyndaCartersBigPants Fri 28-Mar-14 00:31:34

I also know a Miley at my DCs school, who is super cute and when I think of the name it reminds me of her, not Cyrus.

looki Fri 28-Mar-14 00:49:34

Cyrus will be linked to that name for a long time to come . Don't do it to your little girl!!!!! :-) I agree with the poster who said it would be like calling your child Kylie.

Gugglebum Fri 28-Mar-14 04:46:39

I agree people would come to think of your daughter before a one time celebrity. Also, you could create a little separation by using the Hawaiian spelling, Maile (pronounce Miley still) which is the name of the pretty green vines they use to make leis there. No sentimental connection to Hawaii? Take a trip and make one. grin

CheerfulYank Fri 28-Mar-14 04:51:36

I always think Cyrus, and I know a few Mileys. Sorry! Marlie? Maybe Miley as a long shot nickname for Madeleine?

SizzlesSit Fri 28-Mar-14 05:19:36

Have you any vietnamese family connection? (Long shot). My friend is Mai-Ly, pronounced like Miley

Umlauf Fri 28-Mar-14 05:34:27


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