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Not me, so be as brutal as you like - HARLEY

(43 Posts)
Olihan Sat 30-Aug-08 21:29:58

What do you think?

pgwithnumber3 Sat 30-Aug-08 21:31:06


No, No, No, No, No!

TotalChaos Sat 30-Aug-08 21:31:44

not to my personal taste, but I reckon it's OK.

fryalot Sat 30-Aug-08 21:31:44

I really, really want to dislike it.

But secretly, I really, really like it grin

ThatBigGermanPrison Sat 30-Aug-08 21:32:20

there is a child in dc's class with that name, he's a nice child, and it honestly suits him.

sweetkitty Sat 30-Aug-08 21:32:47

Sorry don't like it don't know why not my cup of tea.

Agree you would get idiots people saying "oh is your second name Davidson then?" and thinking they are really funny and the first person to think of it

Fimbo Sat 30-Aug-08 21:33:01



ThatBigGermanPrison Sat 30-Aug-08 21:33:13

And I am usually a Stoic, if-your-name's-not-in-the bible-or-the-FT-you-ain't-coming-in type too.

JackieNo Sat 30-Aug-08 21:33:29

I quite like it. Makes me think of Steve Harley grin.

RhinestoneCowgirl Sat 30-Aug-08 21:33:31

It does make me think of motorbikes too...

lilolilmanchester Sat 30-Aug-08 21:33:37

I would have said no, except know a Harley who is gorgeous and really cool. Most little boys would love to be like him. If the parents of the baby really like the name, they should go for it. People will accept it once the baby is here but I don't think they'll get a huge amount of support for that name before the birth.

Bowddee Sat 30-Aug-08 21:34:48

My cat is called Harley.

I think it's a lovely name.

For a cat.

hatrick Sat 30-Aug-08 21:34:54

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SammyK Sat 30-Aug-08 21:35:17

I know a girl called Harley - she is lovely and name suits her. Her dad is into bikes.

I also know a dog named Harley (the eat your toddler breed), whose owner is into bikes.

I do like the name tho. smile

hw2004 Sat 30-Aug-08 21:36:34

I really, really dislike it

dinny Sat 30-Aug-08 21:36:55

ds's friend is Harley - he is lovely, I think it's really sweet

Heated Sat 30-Aug-08 21:37:34

It's better than Hurley or Burley, might get 'corrected' to Harvey but Harley's okay. Makes me think of overcharging doctors grin

scorpio1 Sat 30-Aug-08 21:37:46

I know a few who are 5 or so, so i would hink it was 'done' now iyswim

negril Sat 30-Aug-08 21:39:36

wat about imani

SlapAndTickle Sat 30-Aug-08 21:41:20

Martin Kemp has a daughter called Harley I think. I love the name

CuckooSplodgeandTubs Sat 30-Aug-08 21:42:48

It's an eye-roller. Martin Kemp's son (or daughter, hmmm, not sure) is called Harley. I remember reading that about fifteen yreas ago and thinking euw, shirley from Pepsi and shirley, you have no taste, who knew?!

MaloryDontDiveItsShallow Sat 30-Aug-08 21:43:26

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southeastastra Sat 30-Aug-08 21:44:06

i picture an 80 year old man called harley and feel sorry for him

NotAnOtter Sat 30-Aug-08 21:44:57

ds had a girl in his class called harley it was fine

Olihan Sat 30-Aug-08 21:45:12

Interesting, especially as so many of you know one. It's a relation who is trying a bit too hard (IMVH-unasked-for-and-unreasonable-O) to be different and have a name that no one else will have. Personally I hate it, but then I'm from the boring traditional names camp.

It's worse because her husband is really into motorbikes so my (and most people's, I'd guess) reaction is that they're calling him after the motorbike.

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