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Fay, Faye or Fae?

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Alisvolatpropiis Fri 23-Feb-18 22:42:43

Disclaimer - I am not pregnant. Just musing on names I like for a hypothetical future daughter.

I like the above name, just wondered which spelling seems most “right”. To me, Faye does. Only met the one Faye and that was how it was spelt. However I’m aware that Fay is fairly commonly used too and more unusually Fae (suspect the latter will just result in a lifetime of ‘yes, Faye but F.a.e’).

AdalindSchade Fri 23-Feb-18 22:43:23

Not Fae. Either of the others are fine

hummusscot Fri 23-Feb-18 22:44:25

Fae is my favourite but only as a middle name, and will be my first's middle name. Faye works best as a first name in my opinion.

bridgetreilly Fri 23-Feb-18 22:44:56

Faye, but I really don't like the name at all.

duckingfisaster Fri 23-Feb-18 22:46:27

Fae is the collective term for ‘fairy folk’ so a ridiculous name for a child! Unless the imaginary child is two inches tall, has magical powers & lives at the bottom of the garden 🧚‍♀️!?

Scabetty Fri 23-Feb-18 22:46:56


IHeartKingThistle Fri 23-Feb-18 22:50:07

It's a fairy name. I'd love to have a fairy name!

I like Faye.

ThomasHardyPerennial Fri 23-Feb-18 22:51:14

Definitely Faye.

Aliasgrace1 Fri 23-Feb-18 22:51:28

My mum is Fay-Ann, it's a lovely name

IamPickleRick Fri 23-Feb-18 22:53:29

I like Fae more because it means fairy folk.

mondler Fri 23-Feb-18 23:11:30

I love this name. I lean more towards Faye as I just think it looks prettier.

BakedBeans47 Fri 23-Feb-18 23:57:29


SuperBeagle Sat 24-Feb-18 00:07:02

Faye is more common, IME. I knew several Fayes when I worked in aged care, but only one Fay.

I'm not a fan of Fae.

DramaAlpaca Sat 24-Feb-18 00:52:06

Fay or Faye. Not Fae.

ChocolateCrunch Sat 24-Feb-18 01:33:38


Threeandabit Sat 24-Feb-18 03:10:15

Faye because that is the way it is most commonly spelt.

Cavender Sat 24-Feb-18 03:20:12

Not Fae. Either of the other two are fine.

HuskyMcClusky Sat 24-Feb-18 03:22:26


Crunchymum Sat 24-Feb-18 07:17:05

Faye is a name, Fae means fairies (collectively)

lornathewizzard Sat 24-Feb-18 07:21:22

My mum is Fay, short for Euphemia (which she hates). If we were going to use it we would use Faye because I prefer the spelling

UrsulaPandress Sat 24-Feb-18 07:26:02


deptfordgirl Sat 24-Feb-18 07:36:46


liquidrevolution Sat 24-Feb-18 09:34:51

I had Fay on my list for DD. I still regret not using it as she is very elfin and it would have suited her. grin Not sure I like the Faye spelling as its a bit fancy looking and Fae is a bit too close to Bae imo.

FrancisCrawford Sat 24-Feb-18 13:38:44

Fay or Faye

As Lorna says, it’s one of the traditional shortenings for Euphemia, the others being Effie or Phemie (pronounced Fay-mi, with the stress on Fay)

MikeUniformMike Sat 24-Feb-18 13:58:14

Nice name. Fay. No point in adding an e at the end.
Fae is awful.

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