Eden or Shay for our baby girl

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AutumnLoves Mon 29-Jun-20 18:05:58

Hi everyone, my boyfriend and I are really struggling picking a name for our daughter who is due in September. My boyfriend has his heart set on the name Shay but I love the name Eden. If we choose shay the middle name will be either Olivia Talia or Alexia. If we choose the name eden the middle name will be Renée. The surname is Smith. What do you guys think.. Shay smith or Eden Smith?? Just thinking to think if the names will age well too.

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Apolloanddaphne Mon 29-Jun-20 18:11:18

I don't like Shay at all. I would have assumed it to be a boys name. I do like Eden though so that would be my choice.

YaYaDingDong Mon 29-Jun-20 18:15:01

Not Shay.

Skyliner001 Mon 29-Jun-20 18:17:22

Shay is horrific.

MamaLion1319 Mon 29-Jun-20 18:17:42

I have an Eden and get nothing but compliments ☺️

ShowOfHands Mon 29-Jun-20 18:17:57

Eden isn't my cup of tea but it's a billion times better than Shay.

ThePurpleMoose Mon 29-Jun-20 18:18:03

I also thought Shay was a boy's name. Eden is pretty.


daisypond Mon 29-Jun-20 18:18:15

Definitely not Shay. And Shay Smith is awkward. Eden is fine.

MamaLion1319 Mon 29-Jun-20 18:18:32

Funnily enough I was also debating Shae as a middle name after my grandad Seamus too ☺️

Nellydean21 Mon 29-Jun-20 18:19:25

Shay is a boys name in Ireland, short for Seamus, very popular.

PhantomErik Mon 29-Jun-20 18:19:33

The only Eden I know is a boy.

Don't like Shay sorry.

newphoneswhodis Mon 29-Jun-20 18:20:15

I know a shay and an Eden. Both boys

RaN88 Mon 29-Jun-20 18:21:04

Eden is lovely. Really not keen on Shay. It's the opposite end of the spectrum to Eden.

Shayisgreat Mon 29-Jun-20 18:21:48

I love Shay but it's a boy's name (imo)

Eden is fine.

MamaLion1319 Mon 29-Jun-20 18:22:00

Everyone will have an opinion but in response to your question use Shay as Eden is on the rise and I want my DD to stay relatively unique 😂

Thisismytimetoshine Mon 29-Jun-20 18:23:00

They're both boys names in my mind, Shay definitely so confused

Pinkblueberry Mon 29-Jun-20 18:24:16

I know a Shaya - it’s a nice name I think. I would avoid Shay, makes me think Shae (pronounces the same) as in the prostitute in GOT - she didn’t meet a good end.

Boireannachlaidir Mon 29-Jun-20 18:26:32

I only know boys with these names.

DanniArthur Mon 29-Jun-20 18:27:44

I much prefer Eden. I know lots of Shae, Shea and Shays... all very badly behaved boys.

FredaFox Mon 29-Jun-20 18:27:53

I only know boys called shay though in this day and age who cares about that!

Roselilly36 Mon 29-Jun-20 18:28:13

Eden is lovely.

Shayisgreat Mon 29-Jun-20 18:33:51

My DS is called Shay. Really sad that people think it's horrific and associate it with bold boys but I still really like it. (I wonder if it's more acceptable as my DS is Irish?)

I'd consider Eden to be a girl's name and I think it's quite pretty.

TeaSoakedDisasterMagnet Mon 29-Jun-20 18:41:22

Shay sounds like Shae, who is a prostitute in Game of Thrones who ends up murdered.

Eden is much better.

LotusClover Mon 29-Jun-20 18:42:35

I know two Edens, one boy and one girl. I definitely think of it more as a feminine name though. Shay on the other hand I think is very masculine (and not a name that I particularly like either).

Eden 100% gets my vote.

MikeUniformMike Mon 29-Jun-20 19:24:37

I'd think Shay was a boy, maybe short for Seamus.
Eden is chavvy. Edie isn't, but I'm not keen.

Alexia is a condition.

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