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Opinions on the name Bailey?

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AliceLei Thu 01-Sep-16 00:36:20

We are liking the name Bailey. We quite like the Bayleigh spelling, but know it's youneeque and don't want to lumber our child with that.

Bailey seems so pretty though, I know lots of boys have the name and I know it's meanings aren't great, but it just sounds pretty. Reminds me of nature and flowers grin bay tree? Do they exist? Just makes me think of that!


ageingrunner Thu 01-Sep-16 00:40:54

I've got a bay tree! They do exist. I'm not keen on Bailey though, sorry. It makes me think of Bill Bailey. What about laurel? Or is that ridiculously different to Bailey?

MargoReadbetter Thu 01-Sep-16 00:43:32

Sorry, not keen. Especially not with the unnecessary spelling.

Quietlygoingmad67 Thu 01-Sep-16 00:45:05

It was the top of my list both times either for a girl or a boy - my husband however was not keen so no Baileys in this house sad

greengreenten Thu 01-Sep-16 00:45:16

It's ok as a surname.

eyebrowsonfleek Thu 01-Sep-16 00:45:46

Makes me think of the drink Bailey's or hay bales.

MissPattie Thu 01-Sep-16 00:48:51

I'm sorry, I think it's awful. It's a bit like Jayden, or Kai.

MissPattie Thu 01-Sep-16 00:50:11

If you are looking for a nature like name how about Rowan, for either a boy or a girl?

Or for a girl - Rosie, or Flora?

IHeartKingThistle Thu 01-Sep-16 00:50:33

I really like it - it sounds kind.

Floralnomad Thu 01-Sep-16 00:55:13

Its quite a common dogs name .

bruffin Thu 01-Sep-16 00:55:38

Dreadful for a boy and truely awful for a girl

ThroughThickAndThin01 Thu 01-Sep-16 00:56:08

Not keen at all.

TwentyCups Thu 01-Sep-16 00:57:36

I've always liked it

UmbongoUnchained Thu 01-Sep-16 00:59:38

My pen pal is Baileigh. It suits her.

Obsidian77 Thu 01-Sep-16 01:01:10

A friend called her little girl that. I struggled to think of something nice to say. Next time I saw her she'd had a rethink and called the kid something else. I think it's quite a fashionable name so it might not date well. But it's your kid so do what pleases you.

sycamore54321 Thu 01-Sep-16 01:01:59

If you do use it, definitely go for the Bailey spelling; the other varient you posted looks dreadful and confusing. I'm not a fan however for either boy or girl.

Tiggeryoubastard Thu 01-Sep-16 01:03:43

Awful. Tacky. Even with the alcohol spelling. Which is 100 times better than the nads up one.

whywonthedgehogssharethehedge Thu 01-Sep-16 01:06:07

I've seen it for a boy but spelt Bailee for reasons I have no clue about.

Couchpotato3 Thu 01-Sep-16 01:11:16

I have a cat called Bailey (because he is Bailey's coloured) so obviously it's a name I like, but I'm not so sure for a child, as it sounds more like a surname. It's rather unusual, so I definitely wouldn't use a variant spelling as well, or you will be giving your kid a double dose of awkwardness around their name.

I gave my DD an unusual name, and haven't regretted it. The only negative comments we ever had were from DSiL and DBiL. Funny that.

5OBalesofHay Thu 01-Sep-16 01:47:25

Bailey is a fine surname. What are you thinking for a first name?

Sugarpiehoneyeye Thu 01-Sep-16 09:02:00

Sorry Alice, it's a big no, from me.

BombadierFritz Thu 01-Sep-16 09:06:51

its one of those 'dogs names' trends. seems quite popular at the moment. so long as its not fido I suppose! its interesting it reminds you of flowers and nature - is there a connection there apart from sounding a bit like bay tree?

SeekEveryEveryKnownHidingPlace Thu 01-Sep-16 09:07:17

Makes me think of 1) the drink and 2) eyebrow girl from Educating Yorkshire

FrancisCrawford Thu 01-Sep-16 09:10:17

Sorry, it's another no from me.
It's a drink - so if you would call your child Brandy or Guinness, I would avoid it.
It is also very popular as a dogs name.

IHeartKingThistle Thu 01-Sep-16 10:44:50

Isn't Kirstie Allsop's son called Bay?

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