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Riley or Bailey?

(62 Posts)
VO7777 Sun 03-Jan-16 18:13:07

Just looking for opinions on the nicest one? Thanks smile

Pinklily1 Sun 03-Jan-16 18:14:01

For a girl or for a boy?

gBean Sun 03-Jan-16 18:14:49

I dislike both tbh. But at the end of the day, it's what YOU like that matters.

SuburbanRhonda Sun 03-Jan-16 18:15:21

Honestly? Neither, boy or girl. They're surnames.

<old glmmer>

Thankgodforthat Sun 03-Jan-16 18:16:00

Not keen. The 'naughty boy' in my dd's class is Bailey.

FunkyPeacock Sun 03-Jan-16 18:16:02

I'm not hugely keen on either as I'm not a fan of names that sound like surnames

Having said that I much prefer Bailey to Riley (for a boy or girl)

Firsteverchangeofname Sun 03-Jan-16 18:16:26

Neither both surnames

usual Sun 03-Jan-16 18:16:43

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Gunting Sun 03-Jan-16 18:17:32

I think it depends on the sex of the baby but they seem more like names for a pet.

DickDewy Sun 03-Jan-16 18:17:50


Raxacoricofallapatorius Sun 03-Jan-16 18:17:59


I dislike them equally. That's just personal taste though. Surnames as first names really don't appeal. Neither is remarkably worse than the other. Both surnames, both unisex, same no of syllables, same ending. They're practically the same name.

RemusLupinsBiggestGroupie Sun 03-Jan-16 18:18:02

Neither, tbh - but Bailey is marginally better. There are lots of much, much nicer names.

DramaAlpaca Sun 03-Jan-16 18:18:34

Of the two I prefer Bailey, but both of them only for boys.

VO7777 Sun 03-Jan-16 18:18:58

Oh, I never knew they would be hated so much! It would be for a boy...

usual Sun 03-Jan-16 18:20:02

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usual Sun 03-Jan-16 18:21:17

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VO7777 Sun 03-Jan-16 18:22:09

I've never seen Riley or Bailey as anyone's surname, lol, but I guess I'll need to rethink? Are they okay for a middle name?

VO7777 Sun 03-Jan-16 18:22:26

Yeah, I am new grin

Strokethefurrywall Sun 03-Jan-16 18:22:34

I prefer Riley but like both.
But I have two boys with surname names 😄

Firsteverchangeofname Sun 03-Jan-16 18:23:14

They are both very common surnames Op.

Fairylea Sun 03-Jan-16 18:23:20

I love both.

They are both extremely popular names in our area though (South Norfolk). Riley was the most popular boys name in our particular area for several years running!! That's not necessarily a bad thing, I'd imagine in areas of London there are masses of Georges and Harry's! smile

usual Sun 03-Jan-16 18:24:27

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finetonive Sun 03-Jan-16 18:25:00

I don't like them, they sound too American, like Brandy, or Shelby or Randy.
There's also something a bit cheap sounding about them.

Apologies if you are American. In which case, they won't seem that unusual.

VO7777 Sun 03-Jan-16 18:25:08

I like that Riley means courageous! No, no, I'm sure they are common surnames, I've just never come across them as surnames smile

SuburbanRhonda Sun 03-Jan-16 18:25:22

Use them if you like them, OP. Will they go with your surname? I can imagine them sounding ok with a single syllable surname.

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