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Naetha Tue 27-Oct-09 13:00:27

Struggling with names for soon to be DD (due in 3 weeks - eek!).

We wanted to go a bit off-piste, as we can't stand 95% of the top 100 girls' names, and had got as down to Keira or Kyra.

DS found Kaelyn on a baby name site, and we both absolutely love it, but it does seem very American (although apparently it's an old English name meaning waterfall).

Thoughts of the Mumsnet collective?

Naetha Tue 27-Oct-09 13:01:00

er DS = DH.

stakethroughtheheartofgold Tue 27-Oct-09 13:04:04

honestly? sounds made up and makes me think of this

Jujubean77 Tue 27-Oct-09 13:08:38

nice sound but prefer spelling


SweetTalkinZombie Tue 27-Oct-09 13:09:56

I think it's lovely! Unusual without being weird. However, it'll be one of those names you will always be asked to spell out. I reminds me of my mum's name, which is Kathlyn grin.

Vivia Tue 27-Oct-09 13:46:55

It's awful, sorry.

branflake81 Tue 27-Oct-09 13:50:32

don't like it, sorry.

diddl Tue 27-Oct-09 13:56:50

Sounds like a cross between Kayleigh & Caroline.

Or American as in Kaye-Lynne

For similar sounding, I prefer Caitlin or Kathleen.

BunnyLebowski Tue 27-Oct-09 13:58:44

Trailer trash name. So no.

nicnacinoonoo Tue 27-Oct-09 14:00:20

i think its lovely so is keira. agree that kaylin is a nicer spelling of it though.
a friend of dh's has two dd's 1 called keira and 1 called keisha

Littledawley Tue 27-Oct-09 14:11:35

Makes me think 'and morphine' - sorry. Keira is lovely.

overmydeadbody Tue 27-Oct-09 14:15:09

Oh God Kaelyn is awful awful awful, unless you are a teenage mum living in a rough housing estate and the biggest ambitions you have for your DD are working in Argos and getting you discounts on the jewelery <shudder>

Jujubean77 Tue 27-Oct-09 14:16:08


NorbertDentressangle Tue 27-Oct-09 14:17:42

Sorry but Kaolin and Morphine was first thought here too

reikizen Tue 27-Oct-09 14:19:40

As in kaolin and morphine - old diarrhoea medicine?

EightiesChick Tue 27-Oct-09 14:32:22

Don't like it I'm afraid. It's unfortunate in that although it's old, it does sound new and made up.

mathanxiety Tue 27-Oct-09 15:16:07

Very American-ish. I prefer the Irish name Caoilfhionn (or Keelan as it's pronounced, pretty much) Keira and Kyla are nice too.

jkklpu Tue 27-Oct-09 15:18:11

Don't like it, sorry. Keira is very popular because of Ms Knightly. You could always go for Irish (Ciara) or Scots Gelic spelling (Ciera) to be more original.

Jamieandhismagictorch Tue 27-Oct-09 17:10:40

I don't like Kaelyn

I do like Kyra, which is wierd because a lot of K names sound made-up and American

Ciara is pretty, as jkkipu says

Jamieandhismagictorch Tue 27-Oct-09 17:10:54


diddl Tue 27-Oct-09 17:30:44

I also like Kyra and Ciara.
And Cara!

Naetha Tue 27-Oct-09 19:50:26

Thanks for the heads up - I hadn't even thought of Kaolin!

RainRainGoAway Tue 27-Oct-09 19:52:47

Exceedingly yucky. Sounds very made up and naff. Sorry.

ib Tue 27-Oct-09 19:53:29

I like it.

Squishabelle Tue 27-Oct-09 20:02:21

Sorry - made up and definitely reminds me of diarrhoea mixture. PLEASE dont saddle a child with this.

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