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please help us !!!!!!!!!!! Charlie or Charley for a girl??????

(66 Posts)
dressedupnowheretogo Wed 31-May-06 13:47:13

me and the dh are struggling choosing which one any bodies suggestion would help

biglips Wed 31-May-06 13:48:11


Esmummy Wed 31-May-06 13:49:00

I would say Charley for a girl.
Great name, it is one of our possibilities for a boy.

dressedupnowheretogo Wed 31-May-06 13:49:06

we are worried with the ly spelling is it CHAV

CountessDracula Wed 31-May-06 13:49:09

Do you mean for a nickname or a real name

oliveoil Wed 31-May-06 13:49:11

I don't like either, sorry!

But if I had to choose one on pain of death I would go for Charlie.

Charley looks made up imo.

Carmenere Wed 31-May-06 13:50:08

the ly is a bit chavvy imo, the ie is fine

ladymuck Wed 31-May-06 13:50:30

But you have just identified the fact that everyone else will probably spell it incorrectly. Only do it if you know that your surname is easy to spell!

dressedupnowheretogo Wed 31-May-06 13:50:37

definate name not a shortening we both love it appaerently the charley spelling is pre war and was used to be for boys !!

Esmummy Wed 31-May-06 13:51:59

I just thought Charlie was boys and Charley was girls

MrsBadgerAvecUneVoiture Wed 31-May-06 13:52:11

ditto OO

would go for Charlotte and call her Charley as an informal nickname only, then at least when she's older she has the choice of using a formal/traditional name or not. ('All rise for the Right Honourable Member for Flydale North, Dame Charley Johnson...' maybe not.)

JackieNo Wed 31-May-06 13:55:08

A friend's DD is called Charlie, and isn't short for anything, but it does feel as if it ought to be a shortened form of Charlotte.

SSSandy Wed 31-May-06 13:56:46

I'm with Mrs. B avec on this. Charlotte, Carlotta, Charmaine (if you like that one)? Charlie looks too masculine to me.

RnB Wed 31-May-06 13:57:37

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CountessDracula Wed 31-May-06 13:59:04

I would go for Charlotte and shorten to Charlie

(if it were me)

dressedupnowheretogo Wed 31-May-06 13:59:15

her name will be charli/ey jayne so thats why we've not gone for charlotte etc we just need a decision(sp?) on the spelling

robin3 Wed 31-May-06 14:00:21

Love the name for a girl and would vote to keep it simple - Charlie

CountessDracula Wed 31-May-06 14:01:15

ooh no Charley Jayne no no no!!

What's with the y's?

dressedupnowheretogo Wed 31-May-06 14:04:01

my name is spelt jayne thats why we are wondering over the spelling

CountessDracula Wed 31-May-06 14:04:38

Charlie then

MrsBadgerAvecUneVoiture Wed 31-May-06 14:04:54

think Charlotte Jane is lovely myself, but obviously you have to go for something that you like and that you think will suit a woman for the next 70 years.

oliveoil Wed 31-May-06 14:06:46

agree with Badger

but I find that names are very personal and that what I find horrid is someone elses fave and vice versa

I have very boring classic names for my two

FioFio Wed 31-May-06 14:07:42

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hana Wed 31-May-06 14:07:53

could shorten to Lottie or Lotte ?
not keen on charlie for a girl

nailpolish Wed 31-May-06 14:09:52


Charley looks daft

dont think either are particularly great

love Charlotte, but prefer Lottie as a shortening


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