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Girly, but strong and smart.
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I named my daughter Mckinley, only I spelled it Makynlee, because I thought it was prettier that way, lol, she calls herself Kinney instead of Kynlee( shes 2) I LOVE tha mane because it sounds powerful, majestic, & hard to move (like a mountain) but at the same time sounds pretty, unique, and smart!
We named our daughter Mckenli, after her father Kenneth (all of our children have Ken somewhere in thier name). We chose the spelling because it's cute and feminine. She loves her name and no one shortens it or calls her a nickname derived from it. Her nickname is Punki, given by me (from the old show Punky Brewster. LOL!
Hi New person here. We named our Daughter McKinley but we spell it McKinlea, because I thought it was way more femanine looking. My daughters friends call her Kinners, Kinney, KinKin, Mac.
My name is McKinley. It's my family name that we can trace back to my father's side from Scotland in the 1600's but most likely much earlier than that. At least one man of each generation on my dads side have McKinley in their name somewhere. I am the first woman, but have grown to be proud of my name and where it came from. I have to be honest in that I am not a fan of all of these alternate spellings. It's spelled that way for a reason and if you are carrying on such an old name, wouldn't you want it to stay true to it's form? The only technically appropriate spelling would be MacKinley as in Gaelic McK or Mac means"descended of". Also as a woman born in the 80's, it's been difficult enough for people to spell my name correctly without adding any unnecessary flourishes. Just food for thought to anyone who is thinking of naming their daughter McKinley. I can also attest that people do call me all of the nicknames the person noted above.
My mom's friends daughter's name is Mckinley, and their nickname for her is Kiwi! Original and cute, I love it!
My name is Mackinlee. Sometimes the school system spells it MacKinlee, but it's not that complicated haha. My mom said she saw the name Mackinlee in a baby book at the doctor's office while going in for a checkup. I wish I could find the book & author and ask: why is it spelled Mackinlee? I have a unique name nonetheless, and people usually call me Mack. My family calls me Kennie or Kennie Jo (my middle name is Jo).
- Nicknames for McKinley
Kinley, Kiki, Kinners, KinKin, Mac, Lea, Leah
- Meanings and history of the name McKinley
The name 'McKinley' is a variant of the word MacKinley and the meaning is the son of the white warrior or learned ruler. The word can trace its origin in the Gaelic language.
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- Famous real-life people named McKinley
The 25th president William McKinley.
John McKinley (May 1, 1780 – July 19, 1852) was a U.S. Senator from the state of Alabama and an associate justice of the United States Supreme Court.
Dr. John McKinly (February 24, 1721 – August 31, 1796) was an American physician and politician from Wilmington, in New Castle County, Delaware. He was a veteran of the French and Indian War, served in the Delaware General Assembly, was the first elected President of Delaware, and for a time was a member of the Federalist Party.
McKinley Morganfield (April 4, 1913 – April 30, 1983 was the real name of musician Muddy Waters, the "father of modern Chicago blues."
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