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Opinions on Joley?

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cornwallsharon Mon 01-Feb-16 21:55:36

So girls names really aren't our issue, but as we can't seem to get anything onto our boys shortlist, seems only sensible to try and pin down the girl options!

What are your thoughts on Joley for a girl? Only one I can think of is Joley Richardson. We have a VERY common surname so we're looking for something a little bit unusual but not really out there.

Micah Mon 01-Feb-16 22:00:18

Joely Richardson..

Joley sounds made up, sorry. Somewhere between Coley and jolene.

How would you pronounce it?

ShesGotLionsInHerHeart Mon 01-Feb-16 22:00:53

I really like it smile

cornwallsharon Mon 01-Feb-16 22:01:43

No you're 100% right I have misspelt it, it would indeed be Joely, oops!! I think my phone may have autocorrected it actually as I see its popped up that way in the title and the post! Weird

MrsMarigold Mon 01-Feb-16 22:02:26

I thought this was a nickname for Jolyon the boys name. Not Joely, as in the actress.

MaryPoppinsPenguins Mon 01-Feb-16 22:06:43

I really like it too..

duckduckquack Mon 01-Feb-16 23:18:11

Love it! Very cool

Sgoinneal Mon 01-Feb-16 23:18:37

I like it. She could always be Jolene nn Joely but I think I just prefer Joely on its own.

Shesinfashion Sat 06-Feb-16 17:16:50

I work with a girl called Joley. She is amazingly beautiful. That colours my judgement. Love the name.

BadlyBehavedShoppingTrolley Sat 06-Feb-16 17:23:39

Her name is Joely, not Joley, and it's pronounced as three syllables, not two, so Jo-el-y not Joe-ly.

Joley sounds like a made up attempt to copy Angelina Jolie.

Micah Sat 06-Feb-16 18:06:53

Badly- i think it is pronounced Joe-ly, i checked when i saw the o/p.

Apparently her mother copied joely from her swimming teacher's dd, who had misspelled the french word jolie.

cornwallsharon Sat 06-Feb-16 18:46:26

Yes, every time I've heard Joely Richardson pronounced it's been as 2 syllables. And as I posted above, my original post / thread title had the name misspelled, we were certainly thinking of it as Joely not Joley, despite my phone's determination to correct it to that!

Jw35 Sun 07-Feb-16 09:24:22

I like it and know one. I would spell it Jolie though

PooDogMillionaire Sun 07-Feb-16 14:26:57

Like it!

PooDogMillionaire Sun 07-Feb-16 14:27:37

Spelt Jolie though

Shesinfashion Sun 07-Feb-16 17:47:15

Sorry, yes, the girl I referred to is a Joely.

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