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WannabeChild Fri 01-Dec-17 08:26:20

DH and I have had so many disagreements over names, Ashleigh is the one name we can to seem to agree on.

However I have some reservations because I know Ashleigh was extremely popular in the 80s/90s (I'm born '88 so went to school with a few myself) so it does seem to be a name of it's time.

Honest opinions please, would it seem odd for a girl to be name Ashleigh in 2017?! Or is it due a comeback smile

Navegante Fri 01-Dec-17 08:28:08

I think it's fine. It's a nice name.

HuskyMcClusky Fri 01-Dec-17 08:29:53

I prefer it spelled Ashley, for both genders.

I much prefer Asha or Aisha, though.

pipilangstrumpf Fri 01-Dec-17 08:38:55

Nothing odd about it. If you love be it, use it!

pipilangstrumpf Fri 01-Dec-17 08:39:38

Although I prefer the spelling Ashley personally

dowotmakesuhappy Fri 01-Dec-17 08:43:18

Really don't like it for a girl.

Sugarpiehoneyeye Fri 01-Dec-17 09:12:18

I prefer Asha too.😄

Helspopje Fri 01-Dec-17 09:13:25


MountainVista Fri 01-Dec-17 09:33:42

I would think it's a bonus to both like a name that is currently not popular (but is nevertheless a 'real' name that people will recognise). Naming from your age cohort is one of the best ways to be 'original'!

CheckpointCharlie2 Fri 01-Dec-17 09:35:04

I like it, but a PP said, LOVE Asha.

Panting Fri 01-Dec-17 09:35:37

I think it’s awful. Sorry.

SuperBeagle Fri 01-Dec-17 09:36:05

I think it's awful, honestly.

Very outdated, and considered "common" where I'm from. I went to school with several Ashleighs.

Aisling is nicer.

ChocolateCrunch Fri 01-Dec-17 09:51:36

Prefer Asha or Aisling, but Ashleigh is OK. I'd spell it the way you have, for a girl.

WannabeChild Fri 01-Dec-17 10:08:22

I do like Asha but DH doesn't sadly.

I'm not really keen on Aisling, also there is no Irish blood in either of us!

Sophronia Fri 01-Dec-17 10:13:13

Not keen, I don’t really like -leigh names. How about Ashling, Ashlyn or Ashton?

AnyaMoondial Fri 01-Dec-17 10:44:48

I've never met an Ashleigh, I don't think of it as an 80s name.

Kpo58 Fri 01-Dec-17 12:28:17

It's fine. You can always shorten it unofficially to Asha or Ash.

GreatDuckCookery Fri 01-Dec-17 12:33:39

I’m not keen sorry OP. Seems very dated to me.

MrsJayy Fri 01-Dec-17 12:36:20

I think it is a perfectly fine name the Ashleigh/ey's I know are 20+ so i don't see it as dated but due a revival.

Mrsknackered Fri 01-Dec-17 12:43:44

I love Ashley for a boy! I really wanted to name DS1 it. I'm not as keen for a girl, but I would still spell it the 'normal' way.

stopbeingadramallama Fri 01-Dec-17 12:46:35

Nope. Horrible.

MammieBear Fri 01-Dec-17 13:15:31

It's not a name that I personally like but I agree it was VERY popular in the 80-90's, I agree if you like it go for it.

Flippetydip Fri 01-Dec-17 13:47:43

I absolutely LOVE it for a girl. Much less so for a boy.
Go for it.

ladybirdsaredotty Fri 01-Dec-17 16:06:49

I love it, but only as Ashley.

MikeUniformMike Fri 01-Dec-17 16:23:19

not keen. If you use it, spell it Ashley.

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