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Which spellings?

(29 Posts)
escapde Fri 02-Jan-15 22:37:18

We have narrowed it down to three girls names now, but one of them has a lot of different spellings. The name is Haley/hayley/Hailey etc. Which one do you think most people would assume/ is the nicest?
Our other girls options are Harriet and Anna if anyone has any opinions on those as well ��

Indantherene Fri 02-Jan-15 22:39:03

The spelling most people would expect is Hayley.

WanderingTrolley1 Fri 02-Jan-15 22:39:19


Harriet and Anna are lovely names, as is Hannah.

shoobidoo Fri 02-Jan-15 22:40:42

Agree, Hayley.

cosmicglittergirl Fri 02-Jan-15 22:43:49

Yes, Hayley.

All nice, think Anna is my favourite

Deerhound Fri 02-Jan-15 22:44:28

I much prefer Anna. Hayley and Harriet sou d kind of "harsh" to me. Anna is just beautiful and simple.

BowiesJumper Fri 02-Jan-15 22:46:12


I like Harriet best though, nn hatty smile

Middleagedmotheroftwo Fri 02-Jan-15 22:47:09

Haley. But Harriet and Anna are nicer. Hayley is a bit chav IMO

DramaAlpaca Fri 02-Jan-15 22:47:28


The other spellings are probably more American.

Love Anna & Harriet too.

afreshstartplease Fri 02-Jan-15 22:47:51

Love Harriet

BlueStarsAtNight Sat 03-Jan-15 09:26:46

Hayley, but much prefer Harriet.

ShadowSuperNova Sat 03-Jan-15 09:30:05


But I prefer Harriet then Anna to Hayley.

TimefIies Sat 03-Jan-15 10:19:00

Hayley - never known anyone spelt the other ways you mentioned.

Anna and Harriet are nice too.

escapde Sat 03-Jan-15 10:50:32

Brilliant, Hayley was the way I was planning to spell it, then I noticed that the character from modern family was spelt Haley confused

sooperdooper Sat 03-Jan-15 10:52:14

I've only ever seen it spelled Hayley - lovely name and quite underused at the moment too

Alisvolatpropiis Sat 03-Jan-15 16:18:07


Harriet is horrible, imo.

RemusLupinsBiggestGroupie Sat 03-Jan-15 18:01:13

Harriet is gorgeous. Really dislike Hayley in any spelling, sorry.

Fuckmath Sat 03-Jan-15 18:05:55

Harriet and Anna are both miles nicer than Hayley.

Sophronia Sat 03-Jan-15 18:13:35

Hayley, but I much prefer Harriet or Anna.

shakemysilliesout Sat 03-Jan-15 18:59:56

I like Anna and haylie (the haylie duff spelling).

TheyLearnedFromBrian Sat 03-Jan-15 19:17:57

Sorry but Hayley is a bit naff and outdated I think. Either Anna or Harriet would be better. Anna would be my choice.

bassingtonffrench Sat 03-Jan-15 19:21:08

Hayley, nice and underused.

Spelling it Haley would be like spelling Harriet, Harriette

Sandberry Sat 03-Jan-15 19:27:27

Hayley or Hailey is okay. Haley should be pronounced Hallie and sometimes is!

escapde Sat 03-Jan-15 20:36:44

Thank you everyone for your feedback, it has been very helpful! We are currently choosing between:
Hayley Sarah
Hayley Anna
Anna Lucy
Anna Maeve
Harriet Sarah
Harriet Maeve
Harriet Lucy

RemusLupinsBiggestGroupie Sat 03-Jan-15 20:37:22

Harriet Maeve - gorgeous.

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