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StuffedOwl Mon 14-Apr-14 10:59:29

What are your thoughts on Niles?

Also open to other suggestions for DC3. Don't know the sex yet, but convinced it's a boy...


squoosh Mon 14-Apr-14 11:03:54

This is my only association with the name.

NigellasDealer Mon 14-Apr-14 11:05:26

Niall is a great name - sorry but the only association I have with Niles is 'im above

Wittsend13 Mon 14-Apr-14 11:06:20

Niall is a lovely name.

StuffedOwl Mon 14-Apr-14 11:13:28

Hmm, yes I thought Niles Crane might be mentioned. Is this a bad thing (will it be relevant to the child when he's older?). Don't like Niall so much, I prefer it with the "s" sound

Nocomet Mon 14-Apr-14 11:47:57

I'd just assume you'd miss typed Miles.

I had a maiden name where changing the first letter gave you something much more common. In an alphabetic world, I was forever been told I didn't exist!

Martorana Mon 14-Apr-14 11:51:17

Niall yes.
Miles yes
Niles no

WolfMoon Mon 14-Apr-14 11:53:03

"Just for tonight, could you call me Niles?"
"You know Dr. Crane, I knew a boy once called Niles, and I called him Nile-y."
"...just for tonight, could you call me Niles?"

I love the name too OP, but this is what pops into my head everytime I think of it unfortunately.

florascotia Mon 14-Apr-14 12:15:31

Sorry, I really don't want to criticise, but there is a danger that it might sound like (a) the mispronounciation or wrong spelling of Nils (b) ditto of Niall (c) ditto of Miles (d) plural of a very big river in Africa. You/your son might have to spend quite a bit of time explaining.

BeeKayP Mon 14-Apr-14 14:50:02

Agree with Martorana...Niall and Miles are both nice (Especially like Miles). Niles..nooo

NannyPlumForPM Mon 14-Apr-14 15:13:34

I quite like Myles spelt with a y

I actually really like it but I have to agree that I associate it with Niles from Frasier as above and I do worry that people would assume it was Miles which is a shame as the more I say it out loud the more I want to add it to my boys name shortlist!
But I can just imagine saying Niles…as in Frasier's brother sad

HavantGuard Mon 14-Apr-14 17:18:08

Niels? As in Bohr?

DogCalledRudis Mon 14-Apr-14 17:36:00

Love Niles

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