HELP picking Baby GIRL Name!

posted 2 years ago in Pregnancy
  • poll: Which Name do you like better?
    Aria-Rose : (80 votes)
    77 %
    Ryleigh-Rose : (24 votes)
    23 %
  • Post # 2
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    renn486:  Are those double barrel first names or first & middle?

    Post # 3
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    renn486:  I’d also like to know- is that the first and middle name or is that one name? Both Ryleigh and Aria are a little too trendy for my taste (especially the way you’re spelling Ryleigh), but I do love Rose. 

    Post # 4
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    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: August 2015

    I also think they’re a little too trendy. You have to think about all the phases of life. Can you imagine a grandma named Ryleigh? I don’t picture an older person. It’s cute for a little girl. I wouldn’t spell names in a strange way, because I feel like your child will forever have to correct people and spell out her name for them. I would spell Ryleigh like this: Riley-Rose.

    if I had to choose, I prefer Aria-Rose.

    Post # 5
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    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2011 - Bed & Breakfast

    Riley-Rose sounds childish because it is very sing-song-y. Great when she’s 5, but not so much when she is 35.

    Post # 7
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    Sugar bee

    Neither.  But if I had to pick I’d go with Aria.  Ryleigh does not pass the president/doctor/business executive test.  Aria, I am not sure does either, but at least it doesn’t have a funny spelling. 

     

    Post # 8
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    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    I’m not a fan of hyphenated first names so I’d have to go with neither. But hey to each their own! 🙂

    Post # 9
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2014

    renn486:  I picked Aria-Rose as it was the lesser of two evils but I think your child will have a hard time with people pronouncing her first name. Ryleigh is very trendy and to be honest I think it will hinder her in her adult life.

    Why not go with the traditional spelling of Riley? Still has the same effect but more mainstream and normal. I feel like cutesy spelling makes people assume the person is young/girl-ish/immature, all things she will have against her as a young woman with or without a cutesy name. Trust me, its not easy as a young woman trying to be taken seriously in the business environment ( especially in a male dominated industry), and if I was named something like Ryleigh it would be even harder to be taken seriously (I have a super traditional, normal, first name).

    • This reply was modified 2 years, 1 month ago by  Boxerlover24.
    Post # 10
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    Neither. Aria is the lesser of two evils. Aria Rose just doesn’t have a nice ring to it. Sorry. 

    Post # 11
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    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: February 2013

    I like Riley, but only if it’s spelled that way. My DD’s name is Riley.

    Post # 12
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: December 2014

    I don’t really care for the hyphenated names. I think Aria alone is pretty. And Riley isn’t too bad, but like PPs said it does sound a bit cutesy. Also I didn’t choose Ryleigh because of the weird spelling. I don’t know why this “Yoonique” spelling thing is such a trend, adding Ys where they don’t belong is only going to make it more difficult for her with constantly having to correct people.

    Post # 13
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    Blushing bee

    Please please please spell her name the common way. I have an odd spelling. It’s always an issue and people don’t know how to say it.  Ryleigh is very trendy and it is a little girls name. Not a grown woman’s name. Think about if you would vote for a president with that name before you name your child, please. 

    Aria iso the lesser of two evils, imho. I would continue your search to something that when you look at it there is no question as to how it’s pronounced ans stick to traditional spellings. 

    And for the the record, my name is Brittanie. My parents loved vowels and at least it’s not Britni or something. But still difficult to spell and people question how to say it all the time. 

    Post # 14
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    Newbee
    • Wedding: June 2015

    As someone with an unusual name that is also spelled in a unexpected way, I vote Aria. It’s a little more obvious for a stranger to pronounce and it would seem to grow (in my opinion) a lot better with a young woman. Don’t give your child a school experience on each first day with each teach them getting to her name and stuttering or guessing horribly wrong. good luck! Chantele not shantele/shawntelle/chantellllle/chantel/shawnte 🙂 

    Post # 15
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    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: December 1969

    You seem to like Rose… what’s wrong with just Rose?

    I also agree that if you really should not mess with the spelling of names. I have a very normal name with an odd spelling and I hate to have to say my name and then immediately spell it for people EVERY TIME. Also, my credit report has an entire page of aliases. (Yes, an entire page) Each time something was submitted by someone who spelled my name a different way, it became part of my credit report that way. First name, middle name, last name. First name, middle initial, last name. First name spelled wrong, middle name, last name. The list goes on….

    Ultimately, it’s not that big of a deal. It’s not the end of the world that I have to correct people all the time or take the time to spell it all the time, but if I had a choice in the matter, I would have just had it the normal spelling to avoid years of moderate frustration.

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