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Hayley - most traditional spelling??

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LilyKing0909 Sun 29-Nov-15 13:55:33

I'm just wondering what the original spelling of Hayley is - I see that Hailey is the most popular, but that isn't the original, is it?

Pandora97 Sun 29-Nov-15 15:12:10

Didn't Hayley become popular from the actress Hayley Mills? I thought Hayley is more popular in the UK, I think of Hailey as a more Americanised spelling.

I think the original spelling is probably Haley from the surname but apparently Hayley Mills' mother's middle name is Hayley so I think perhaps both Haley and Hayley are original spellings.

GothJoose Sun 29-Nov-15 18:49:38

Hailey is a surname to me, Hayley is a first name

Watto1 Sun 29-Nov-15 18:54:26

I know two Hayleys (both early 40s) and they both spell it Hayley. Never come across the other spelling.

SoWhite Sun 29-Nov-15 19:04:49

Hayley imo.

Sophronia Sun 29-Nov-15 19:06:33

Hailey is the most common spelling in the US, but Hayley is more popular in the UK.

celtictoast Sun 29-Nov-15 19:11:18

I've only seen it spelt as Hayley. It's a pretty name and quite unusual these days. Due a comeback!

pieceofpurplesky Sun 29-Nov-15 19:17:31

I know a Hayley in her 50s and a 14 year old Hailie

BackforGood Sun 29-Nov-15 19:18:58

I've only ever met Hayleys.

Gracey79 Sun 29-Nov-15 19:22:05

Much prefer Hayley - isn't Eminems daughter something like Hailie?

Lynne1258 Sun 29-Nov-15 19:27:15

I named my daughter Hayley and she is 31 now I just loved the name

Lynne1258 Sun 29-Nov-15 19:28:39

Forgot it was because of Hayley Mills

Sophronia Sun 29-Nov-15 20:15:29

I know a 25 year old Hayleigh, but I prefer the Hayley spelling.

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