Baby names opinions!

My husband and I are expecting our first child we are due in April 2018. We are sooo excited and we love so many names that we love for a girl. We are dead set on a boy name if its a boy though... Gannon Maverick. Tell me What you think of these names so far And which is your favorite. Feel free to tell me your favorite names for ideas :)

girls:

Tinleigh Marie

Braydyn McKenzie

Bayleigh Sophia 

 

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September 27, 2017 11:10 AM

Firstly, congrats! It seems that you like the "unique" spellings for names, which I would caution you about just in case this matters to you: no one is ever going to spell your child's name correctly. Gannon is pretty straight-forward, and that one I would not worry about spelling. All of the girl names are VERY counter-intuitive when it comes to writing them down (I would guess Tinley, Brayden, Bailey). Can I ask what is particularly appealing to you about the spellings here? Would you be upset if people constantly msispelled your child's name? Just some things to consider.

I think Brayden to me also screams masculine, although I guess the -ayden names have been versalite in other cases- I know a few female Haydens and Kaydens, but no female Braydens. I do feel like all of these names will be very "cutesty" and not necesarrily names I see as growing into adulthood. It's easy to imagine a small child with any of these names, but they are much moer difficult to me to imagine as adults Again, just something to consider if that matters to you. 

None of the names are particularly my style, but I will throw out a few suggestions for you:

Peyton

Sydney

Jordan

Macy

Quinn

Addison

Savannah

 

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September 27, 2017 2:20 PM

Also: The question isn't just would misspellings drive you crazy - would they drive your daughter crazy? After all, she's the one who actually has to live with the name. I don't think these names are nonintuitive enough that the answer to that question is definitely yes, but it's something to consider. :)

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September 27, 2017 3:35 PM

Bayleigh Sophia is my favorite of your combinations, followed by Tinleigh Marie.

Names in the Bailey family remind me of the WKRP in Cincinnatti character, who had a masculine-leaning surname-name before that was fashionable and who I think is a pretty good standard-bearer for the trend. It also has associations of George Bailey in It's a Wonderful Life and "Won't You Come Home Bill Bailey", plus the "sheriff" derivation, so overall it has a very down-to-earth, friendly vibe to me.

I actually know a woman whose last name is (very similar to) Tinley and who regularly uses it as a call-name, so that feels very wearable to me, too.

I do prefer the more usual spellings of both of these; for some reason, with these re-spellings all I can see is "bay leaf" for Bayleigh, and Tinleigh also puts me much more in mind of something like a meadow or shade made out of tin. I also think she'd run into more pronunciation and spelling difficulties with the unusual spellings. However, if you really love these spellings, neither issue is a deal-breaker.

As for Braydyn: I have a good friend (mom-aged, like me) named Braden; she wears it well, and was named well before "The Age of Aidans", but I imagine it is occasionally annoying to be mistaken for a teenage boy. I would think it would be even more annoying for your daughter, when she's in her twenties, to regularly be mistaken for a middle-aged man.

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September 27, 2017 5:13 PM

I like the middle names but not keen on the first names for girls and I prefer traditional spellings too

 

prefer Kinley,  Tinley would get nn Tin or Tinny,  Brynlee, Lynley, Makinley Quinlea Quinlan

 

Braelyn Braylee - I prefer for a girl to Braydyn

I prefer the spelling Bayley for a girl

 

I prefer the Makenzie spelling too

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September 27, 2017 5:27 PM

Tinleigh Marie seems most intuitive to me, so I would vote for that. It's young and feminine, and will grow well, too. 

Bayleigh Sophia fits very well with Gannon, and is very bubbly, similar to Tinleigh. It feels a bit.... plain? I can't really put my finger on it, but I feel like it's missing something. 

I would avoid Braydyn McKenzie. She will spend her life being mistaken for a boy and correcting the spelling of her name everywhere she goes. If you really want androgynous, I would go with something a little more traditional, or just a traditional spelling. 

Suggestions- Alex/Alix, Amelie, Ashlyn, Ashton, Briley, Charlize, Corinne, Eva/Evie, Faithlyn, Gia, Giana, Gracelyn, Gwen, Hailey, Hayden, Isabel, Jada, Jana, Jess/Jessa/Jessalyn, Kara, Kiley/Kylie, Landry, Layton, Liv, Mara, Nora, Riley/Rylie, Rowan, Skylar, Taylor, Tess/Tessa, Wynne, Zara, Zoe

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October 12, 2017 3:58 PM

Congratulations! That is so exciting.

Tinleigh Marie - Tinleigh is a new name. I haven't heard that one before! It's interesting and sounds girly without being too over-the-top, but it does remind me of a tin roof, or a tin can. Marie is a sweet middle name and does a good job of balancing out the name. Altogether, it is a nice option!

Braydyn McKenzie - This one has a very nice sound to it, but you might want to consider the perceptions of other people. Braydyn is a name almost exclusively used for boys, and McKenzie can be used for boys too, so some people might get confused when reading her name. Also, the most common spelling would be Brayden MacKenzie, so you might get a lot of spelling errors too. This could bother you a lot or you could not care at all, so it really comes down to personal preference! The sound of the name is very nice, though.

Bayleigh Sophia - This is my favourite of the three, although it is worth mentioning that Bayleigh will be frequently mispelled. The sound is girly but not too feminine!

Some of the names that you may want to consider include: May, Carmen, Lucia, Elizabeth, Holland, McKinley, Sonora, Autumn