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As8ly4yn · 13/04/2022 20:51

My best friend recently found out she's pregnant with a DD, and is thinking of the name Hayley, but is wondering if it is too 80s and a bit dated?

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Yika · 13/04/2022 20:54

I find Hayley such a pretty name. It always feels very light and fresh to me. It is also unusual now. Think of it as retro rather than dated.

sjxoxo · 13/04/2022 20:56

I find it dated yes, sorry xo

Fleur405 · 13/04/2022 20:58

I like it!

Girlintheframe · 13/04/2022 20:59

It's a no from me

kitkatsky · 13/04/2022 21:00

I've never met a nice one, sorry

KayEmAy · 13/04/2022 21:23

I love it! I also think it is very underrated :)

DisforDarkChocolate · 13/04/2022 21:33

I think its lovely. Definitely never been common enough to have it described as an 80's name.

DramaAlpaca · 13/04/2022 21:35

It's dated I suppose, but it always strikes me as a happy sounding name.

Alonelonelylonersbadidea · 13/04/2022 21:38

It's a cute name and retro!

DurdleSnore · 13/04/2022 22:34

I find it a bit dated, sorry. Hazel?

Luredbyapomegranate · 13/04/2022 22:42

It is.. but it’s quite sweet, and makes me think of Hayley Mills. I think she was pretty much the gist to have it - it was her mother’s maiden name.

It’s not very substantial but it’s alright.

Luredbyapomegranate · 13/04/2022 22:42

The FIRST to have it

BHCU1343 · 13/04/2022 22:52

Classic name very nice

Custardpudding · 13/04/2022 22:54


SeanChailleach · 13/04/2022 22:55

I love the name Hayley so much. I knew two girls with this name who were both really nice so that influences how I feel. I think it's very like Kayleigh, which I also love.

UpInTheAttic · 13/04/2022 23:09

Not a fan.

WhoppingBigBackside · 14/04/2022 11:17


Sunnytwobridges · 14/04/2022 11:36

It’s overused

JellyDeels · 14/04/2022 11:53

My daughter born in 2003 grew up with two friends her age called Hayley (one was spelt Hailie though) and it was still inside the top 300 girls names until 2008, so I don't think it can be said it's too 80s.

RuthW · 14/04/2022 12:19

Very dated. Not even retro yet

KirstenBlest · 14/04/2022 12:23

I know 2, both born in the 1970s. It's a surname.

AwkwardPaws27 · 14/04/2022 12:29


I've never met a nice one, sorry

I've known several and they've all been lovely, so I have nice associations with the name.

Naming a baby is hard, especially when you realise how many people you've actually disliked over your lifetime Grin
Notimeforaname · 14/04/2022 12:32

I know French people who named their daughter Hayley. Its a beautiful name..they just cant pronounce it. So it just sound like al-ay

ReadtheReviews · 14/04/2022 12:36

I mean, it's okay, but it's been drowned in a flood of -ayley ending names and just sounds like a noise now rather than anything distinct. Like the -ayden ending names. It is better than Halle/Hallie though.

KirstenBlest · 14/04/2022 12:46

What @ReadtheReviews said.

Kayleigh is the obvious one very 1980s

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