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I don't normally go 'oh nooooo!', but ...

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Molotov Thu 10-Jul-14 11:38:23

... I just have at this birth announcement for a girl named:


I don't dislike it because of the hyphen (I just wanted to get that out there), but more for the mis-spelling of Harley. Which is a name I don't like anyway. And then it's hyphenated with Rae - nothing wrong with that, but it just doesn't sit well as Harlea-Rae, IMVHO. It's twee and ... just nah.

I had to share as there's no way I'm saying anything IRL.

Tealady1983 Thu 10-Jul-14 11:42:18

I know someone that called their son Crimea! confused

KoalaDownUnder Thu 10-Jul-14 11:44:33

Ugh, yeah...that's terrible.

Crimea is hilarious!

Molotov Thu 10-Jul-14 11:46:50

I keep thinking of her little coat peg when she's at school andbit not looking right confused

All these funky spellings are ridiculous! I know of another little girl whose middle name is Jai. They just don't look 'right'

Molotov Thu 10-Jul-14 11:47:14

*and it

gertiegusset Thu 10-Jul-14 11:48:24

Ha at Crimea river.

Germgirl Thu 10-Jul-14 11:49:13

My friend's granddaughter is called Jersey-Rae, is that even a name?!

Molotov Thu 10-Jul-14 11:55:11

Harlea/Dairylea. That's what I've visually connected it to in my mind's eye. That's just hit me.


Germgirl Thu 10-Jul-14 11:56:29

Splendid isn't it?

Molotov Thu 10-Jul-14 11:57:55

I think the names mentioned so far could be very difficult to carry off.

manicinsomniac Thu 10-Jul-14 12:03:04

I like Harley. Not sure if the spelling Harlea is an alternative or not. Rae is okay I think.

It's not really a name that would make me gasp in horror or anything, I think it's relatively normal.

MummyBeerest Thu 10-Jul-14 12:08:04

I know a woman who has a Braelynn.

I know there are worse things in the world, but Braelynn?

Thurlow Thu 10-Jul-14 12:08:18

When I read that, I read it in my head as "Harr-lee-ah".

AuntieStella Thu 10-Jul-14 12:08:18

If it is pronounced as I would expect it to be, I would hear it as Harley Ray (and assume that was Ray who rode a particular type of motorcycle). Some names are tricky to double-barrel.

HaveToWearHeels Thu 10-Jul-14 12:16:10

I did the same a while ago with a friends "Cydnee-Rae" !

Sophronia Thu 10-Jul-14 12:19:18

I know someone who has a son Harley-Ray.

TessOfTheFurbyvilles Thu 10-Jul-14 12:21:19

There's a Harli-Rae at DS2's school.

And a Deztinee-Rae.

This is in the States.

Amrapaali Thu 10-Jul-14 12:22:55

Jai is an Indian name. It means victory or success.

OwlCapone Thu 10-Jul-14 12:23:02

<<awaits arrival of Harlea-Rae's mother>>

picnicbasketcase Thu 10-Jul-14 12:26:47

I don't think it's that dreadful. I've heard plenty worse, including some on this board.

ClashCityRocker Thu 10-Jul-14 12:27:53


Well....she's never going to be a solicitor is she???

<places tongue firmly in cheek and awaits flaming>

Itsfab Thu 10-Jul-14 12:28:55

Try hard. Looks silly. Makes the parents look silly.

Marvin and Rochelle have given their daughter a ridiculous name imo.

Itsfab, what did they name her? Just learnt that lil Kim called her daughter Royal-Reign hmm

Not a fan of Harley but to double barrel it just makes it worse.

IHeartKingThistle Thu 10-Jul-14 12:40:45

I know a boy called Hendrix-Rae.

Germgirl Thu 10-Jul-14 12:42:06

Jersey-Rae's sister is Cydnee-May. I shit you not.
What I don't understand is the Rae / May thing. Why not Rae & Mae or Ray & May?

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