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(18 Posts)
MrsMattie Sat 06-Jun-09 17:08:11

Just heard a friend of friend has called her daughter this.

What do you think? My first thought was: Hadley Freeman, pointless fashion journo. Yeuch. Then I thought - actually, it's not awful. Although Had/Hadders is a dreadful nn.

MaggieBee Sat 06-Jun-09 17:10:20

For a boy or a girl? It's alright for a boy, but it's quite a masculine sound. It doesn't roll off the tongue.

MaggieBee Sat 06-Jun-09 17:10:37

oh you said daughter. yikes.

jkklpu Sat 06-Jun-09 17:12:32

awful for either sex, but esp a girl

muffle Sat 06-Jun-09 17:13:33

I quite like it but I really wish Hadley Freeman was more of a go-getting ballbreaking type (which it would suit better) instead of yet another oh so winsome and arch guardian lifestyle columnist, yawn. I don't think I could use it. because it would remind me of her (I don't hate her but I wouldn't want my baby to remind me of the saturday guardian) but apart from that it's quite cool. You'd just have to hope she retires and fades from your mind.

NorbertDentressangle Sat 06-Jun-09 17:13:37

oh no. One of those surname as a first name names.

Makes me think of Tony Hadley

MrsMattie Sat 06-Jun-09 17:14:45

Makes me think of Bradley a bit too much.

And everything muffle said.

But still...I can imagine a fairly ballsy type of little girl suiting the name really well.

4andnotout Sat 06-Jun-09 17:21:28

I quite like it for a boy mainly as it is the surname i was born with and is my gparents surname.

pointydog Sat 06-Jun-09 17:33:48

tony hadley.

littlelamb Sat 06-Jun-09 17:37:33

Yes indeed, Tony Hadley

SoupDragon Sat 06-Jun-09 17:39:04

Dreadful for a girl.

noodletiff Sat 06-Jun-09 17:40:01

It's also a district of Telford, so.....

LovelyTinOfSpam Sat 06-Jun-09 17:45:17

It's where I live.

So not good IMO.

And I saw tony hadley in waitrose the other day!

{irrelevant but interesting smile}

littlelamb Sat 06-Jun-09 17:47:08

Did you sneak up behind him, yell 'GOLD' then run off? {wink]

mrswoolf Sat 06-Jun-09 18:25:21

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

LovelyTinOfSpam Sat 06-Jun-09 18:43:07

I was with my parents and said he was there.

My mum turned around and stared at him intently and my dad stood there bellowing "which one? how do you know it's him? you mean the one holding the milk?" blush

In real life he is very tall.

bluebump Sat 06-Jun-09 18:44:49

It reminds me of Hadley Wood the place,

nooka Sat 06-Jun-09 18:50:56

It's a place name/surname. Bit harsh for a girl I think, and no obviously nice nns.

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