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Skyler/Skylar for a boy?

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prettypinkladyx Fri 21-Oct-16 11:22:17

DS1 due in 3 week and still no name. I really love Skylar/Skyler. Would this name be acceptable for a boy? If so which spelling would you use?

EmmaGellerGreen Fri 21-Oct-16 11:23:32

No. Just no.

HerSpookyFattyness Fri 21-Oct-16 11:24:39

I don't even like it for a girl tbh. I definitely wouldn't use it for a boy though

AyeAmarok Fri 21-Oct-16 11:25:51

I wouldn't.

But if you love it then Skyler probably a better spelling for a boy.

OliviaStabler Fri 21-Oct-16 11:27:20

No way would I use it. Sorry.

VivienneWestwoodsKnickers Fri 21-Oct-16 11:29:28

I like the suggestion of considering the name in the level of job you aspire your children to have. President of the USA? PM of the UK? Engineer? Teacher? Social worker? Musician?

Skyler Smith, Prime Minister?

Will the kids pick on him for his name at school?

Personally for me it's not a boys name, and I'm not a fan of "unusual" spellings.

2014newme Fri 21-Oct-16 11:31:01

It's a girls name. See breaking bad for further details

HateSummer Fri 21-Oct-16 11:31:56

Breaking Bad. Woman's name. Don't donit.

NavyandWhite Fri 21-Oct-16 11:31:58

Yes all I can think of is BB when I hear it now.
Plus it's a girls name.

Sophronia Fri 21-Oct-16 11:36:31

I actually prefer it for a boy. I like Sky/Skye for a boy too.

prettypinkladyx Fri 21-Oct-16 11:37:09

Maybe I'm trying too hard to find a name that's different and not overused hmm I could blame it on the hormones but I do genuinely like it, for a boy or a girl. Maybe I should save it for when I have a girl, if I do ever have a girl grin

I have heard of boys and girls which have used this name, but don't know anyone with the name so I can't really associate it to one sex. DH said it sounded more feminine which is why I asked.

But thanks for the replies, I definitely won't be using it now I know how other people would see it.

ThroughThickAndThin01 Fri 21-Oct-16 11:37:20

No. No no no. Definitely not.

Sophronia Fri 21-Oct-16 11:37:24

I think Skyler for a boy, Skylar for a girl

ThroughThickAndThin01 Fri 21-Oct-16 11:37:45

X post!

daisiesinherfootsteps Fri 21-Oct-16 11:40:32

No. Please don't. Plenty more unusual boys names out there if that's your thing, this name is bad enough for a girl. He would be teased so badly.

GinIsIn Fri 21-Oct-16 11:41:40

It's a girl's name, and a very American one at that.

prettypinkladyx Fri 21-Oct-16 11:43:44

Can anyone suggest any less popular names ending in the 'er' sound? Another one I like is Xander:

GinIsIn Fri 21-Oct-16 11:46:59

It's a ur, but sounds the same - Wilbur

2014newme Fri 21-Oct-16 11:52:38


srslylikeomg Fri 21-Oct-16 11:52:47


ThroughThickAndThin01 Fri 21-Oct-16 11:53:41


OliviaStabler Fri 21-Oct-16 11:57:11

I love Lysander.

ThroughThickAndThin01 Fri 21-Oct-16 11:57:45


prettypinkladyx Fri 21-Oct-16 12:17:08

Oooh loving Lysander and Sylvester! Definitely adding those two to the list.

Not so keen on Alexander as I don't like the 'Alex' nn.

Quite like Jasper but not with our surname. Casper just makes me think of the ghost, so puts me off slightly grin

Oscar is too popular for my liking.

ThroughThickAndThin01 Fri 21-Oct-16 12:21:58


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