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Thenthatsthatthen Wed 24-Jun-15 20:17:09

My DH has suggested the name Hadley (middle name will be may no matter what the first name is) for our dd. I wasn't such a fan to begin with but it's really growing on me. My only concerns our a) I thought it was a boys name and b) I'm not sure it goes with our older dd's names (Zoë and Lilian)

What do you think?

LavenderRain Wed 24-Jun-15 20:28:40

I know of a Hadley, and he is a boy,
I'm not keen for either sex tbh

How about Zoe, Lillian and Harriet?

Mamabird3 Wed 24-Jun-15 20:32:37

Id heard Hadley as a boys name as well. What about Halle/halleigh as an alternative, very similar and a girls name as far as I'm aware! smile

Stinkersmum Wed 24-Jun-15 20:35:09

I know of a Hadley - defo a boys name. Nit a nice one at that either.

toobreathless Wed 24-Jun-15 20:38:13

Love your older girls names.

It's not my cup of tea, it makes me think of radley and Hatley brands.


Puffykins Wed 24-Jun-15 20:43:48

Hadley Freeman is a VERY funny (female) journalist... Google her.

Kennington Wed 24-Jun-15 20:44:32

Hadley was Ernest hemmingways wife
Also a woman who writes for the guardian
It is a lovely name

Nutellaplease Wed 24-Jun-15 20:55:41

I like it, it's unusual but not completely out there.

FunkyPeacock Wed 24-Jun-15 20:56:16

The only Hadley I know is male ....and he's a tosser which puts me off the name some what!

SaulGood Wed 24-Jun-15 20:58:23

I think Hadley Fraser who is a very talented, very attractive man.

Sophronia Wed 24-Jun-15 21:34:41

Sounds like a boys name to me. How about Hallie?

florascotia Wed 24-Jun-15 21:56:31

Hadley Freeman is American, if that makes a difference. In the UK I think that Hadley is more often a male name. It's a surname, originally. IMHO there are nicer names for girls ....

Thenthatsthatthen Wed 24-Jun-15 22:16:03

Apparently it means heather field which to me is feminine. But the only hadley i know is a boy (and spells it hadleigh) confused. I really like hallie so i'll suggest that one to DH

Decanter Wed 24-Jun-15 22:22:46

My DD is a Barbie fan and females named Hadley feature in at least two of the most recent films. I agree it's more popular as a girl's name in the US. I quite like it.

SwearyInn Wed 24-Jun-15 22:24:13

Makes me think of spandau ballet.

FishCanFly Thu 25-Jun-15 10:45:34

I know a man Hadley.

ThePortlyPinUp Thu 25-Jun-15 10:50:31

I love it as either a boys or girls name. It was actually my surname when I was born and I wish I'd have thought about it when I was pregnant with my dc's.

MitzyLeFrouf Thu 25-Jun-15 10:55:12

Hadley is the name of the psycho prison warden in the Shawshank Redemption.

Babayaggatheboneylegged Thu 25-Jun-15 11:14:07

I work with a female Hadley and also only know it as a female name, also belonging to Hadley Freeman and Hemingway's wife

Iliveinalighthousewiththeghost Thu 25-Jun-15 11:39:43

I don't like it. Can't stand surname type names.

reuset Thu 25-Jun-15 12:29:10

I'm all for unisex names, but not keen on Hadley at all. It's a more common surname than first name.

IsadoraQuagmire Thu 25-Jun-15 14:36:48

Sookie Stackhouse's cousin (girl, vampire) is named Hadley in Charlaine Harris' Southern Vampire Mysteries books (The tv show True Blood was based on these)

bobajob Thu 25-Jun-15 14:41:31

I love Hadley as a girls' name! It is very American sounding though. DP wouldn't have it sad

PallasCat Fri 26-Jun-15 17:42:12

I really like it. Unusual but not weird, familiar enough that you shouldn't have problems with it getting mis-spelt. Most familiar with it from Hadley Freeman, as others have mentioned, so I would assume female although I would not be surprised to meet a male Hadley. I guess as it has surname origins, it really is a unisex name.
I actually think it goes really well with your DCs names. Fabulous!

duckbilled Fri 26-Jun-15 17:46:42

I really like it, and have always seen it as a girls name.

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