Opinions on Kelsey?

(30 Posts)
BradleysSister Thu 20-Apr-17 21:46:48

Brother is Bradley.

Thanks smile

Snap8TheCat Thu 20-Apr-17 21:47:27

I like it.

SuperBeagle Thu 20-Apr-17 21:58:19

I don't like it.

It was popular where I am 10-15 years ago, so it seems quite dated (similar to Kayley etc). Plus the only Kelsey I know well is a complete brat, so I'm putt off the name.

histinyhandsarefrozen Thu 20-Apr-17 22:10:59

Its a boys name, right? Like Kelsey Grammer, Frazier?

Its not my cup of tea, but why not?

SuperBeagle Thu 20-Apr-17 22:14:33

Its a boys name, right? Like Kelsey Grammer, Frazier?

Not in modern usage, no.

Sugarpiehoneyeye Thu 20-Apr-17 22:38:46

I love Kelsey, for a girl only.

User2468 Thu 20-Apr-17 22:40:15

No, hate it as a girls name and not keen for boys either

BradleysSister Thu 20-Apr-17 22:42:16

Yes, for a girl smile

FrenchLavender Thu 20-Apr-17 22:48:57

It seems very dated to me. Very eighties, like Kayleigh. I don't like it much either.

Awwlookatmybabyspider Thu 20-Apr-17 23:17:11

No sorry. Its in the same league as
Chelsea
Courtney. What my dsis was going to call my 2cd nephew. If he were a girl. I leapt 10 foot in the air. When I found out it was another boy.
I didn't fancy shouting "Courtney" around The Asda.grin

Sophronia Thu 20-Apr-17 23:49:35

Not keen, sorry.

Singingforsanity Fri 21-Apr-17 00:11:30

Sorry, I'm not a fan either, but it's not offensive in any way, and I don't think it would attract ridicule or anything so it's all just down to opinion and yours is the important one here. If this is the one you feel is right, go for it!

TSSDNCOP Fri 21-Apr-17 00:17:57

It's the name of one of the nicest teens I know.

Catherinebee85 Fri 21-Apr-17 00:22:57

I associate it with things like Chelsea, Courtney, Kayleigh, etc and it feels chavvy to me

GaladrielsRing Fri 21-Apr-17 00:35:30

I really like it. Also love Keeley.

I'm from Dagenham, city of 'chavs' (apparently) and have never met one wink

ExplodedCloud Fri 21-Apr-17 00:40:42

Wasn't there one in Casualty some years ago? She annoyed me. I do realise that might not be a reason to not use it blush

AbernathysFringe Fri 21-Apr-17 00:48:03

First thought is Frasier. Second thought is it sounds made up/chavvy and very like Chelsea. Will be shortened to 'Kel' so might as well be Kelly. Kelsey does sound dated too.

mathanxiety Fri 21-Apr-17 04:53:12

I really dislike it.

A bunch of people I know who are Irish-American have daughters named Kelsey and they are convinced it's an Irish name. So I therefore associate it with people who don't know what they're talking about.

I place it in a category with Kaitlyn/Caitlyn, Megan and all other faux Irish names.

candlelit35 Fri 21-Apr-17 04:55:55

Love this name.

PollytheDolly Fri 21-Apr-17 05:06:15

That's my name.grin

Early 70's child. It's not Irish but it means "from the ship's island" so the Americans have got their wires crossed there.

When I was young I was the only person in the world with that name. Or so it felt!

I love it though but get annoyed when people say Chelsea instead. Ugh!

Gets shortened to Kels a lot. I don't do that though.

picklemepopcorn Fri 21-Apr-17 05:34:41

Not keen. Sorry. But it's different in different countries. I'm in uk.

MrsGsnow18 Fri 21-Apr-17 06:10:53

I assumed it was for a boy at first because I've only heard it used as Kelsey Grammar's name.
I quite like it though, I've never met one!

chipsnmayo Fri 21-Apr-17 07:24:29

It's a bit dated to the 90s to me, all the ones I have known (boys and girls) are well into their teens..

That said, I do like the name.

shaggedthruahedgebackwards Fri 21-Apr-17 07:26:38

Sorry not keen, sounds very 80s/90s to me along with Kelly, Kaley, Keeley etc

PegLegAntoine Fri 21-Apr-17 07:27:56

It's a park to me (I grew up in Beckenham). A lovely park mind you, but I don't like it as a name personally

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