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#1 reneelovescraig

Posted 11 November 2012 - 11:28 PM

My American friend had a little girl yesterday named Atley.

Anyone heard this name before?

#2 little lion

Posted 11 November 2012 - 11:38 PM

No I haven't heard of Atley before.

#3 Dowager fancie

Posted 11 November 2012 - 11:42 PM



I haven't heard Atley before either.

Closest I've heard is Adlai (as in Adlai Stevenson).


#4 protart roflcoptor

Posted 11 November 2012 - 11:44 PM

No. I haven't. But I am positive that there are many, many, probably many millions of names that I have not heard of.



#5 Lokum

Posted 11 November 2012 - 11:45 PM

I think I've seen Atlee on an older man, and Atleigh on a girl. Pretty unusual though.

#6 Spring Chickadee

Posted 11 November 2012 - 11:51 PM

Never heard of it, but don't mind it for a name (not that I'd use it)

#7 Chaos in stereo

Posted 11 November 2012 - 11:56 PM

I know of a man called Atley/Atlee. Makes me think of Clement Atlee. I"m pretty sure your friend didn't name her little girl after a long dead British PM though. Or maybe she's a 20th Century history geek?

#8 Gudrun

Posted 12 November 2012 - 12:05 AM

English surname.  New to me as a given name but not unuseable..

Edited by Gudrun, 12 November 2012 - 12:06 AM.


#9 kabailz13

Posted 12 November 2012 - 12:37 AM

Are they a fan of Gone in 60secs? Atley Jackson is a character in that original.gif

#10 Missy Shelby

Posted 12 November 2012 - 02:38 AM

No I haven't heard of it but I quite like it.

#11 Guest_Sunnycat_*

Posted 12 November 2012 - 08:03 AM

I've never heard of it but actually quite like it.

#12 Lady Grey-Mare

Posted 12 November 2012 - 08:06 AM

Truly atrocious!

#13 la di dah

Posted 12 November 2012 - 09:39 AM

I've seen lots and lots of assorted -ley surnames as given names, and that sort of "bit like Ashley, bit like Ainsley" thing is right in style.

#14 lynneyours

Posted 12 November 2012 - 09:45 AM

And on my list it goes "in case" I should ever have another child.... cool.gif

#15 FiveAus

Posted 12 November 2012 - 10:07 AM

I like it. Different without being outlandish.
It's a name I would definitely consider using if I were baby making all over again.

#16 lactasticmama

Posted 12 November 2012 - 10:29 AM

Never heard it before, but I really like it. Very close to the name Atlas for a boy which is awesome.

#17 Imaginary friend

Posted 12 November 2012 - 06:53 PM

I havent heard it before but cant see any probelms with it, seems a reasonable name to me.

I havent heard it before but cant see any problems with it, seems a reasonable name to me.

#18 FiveAus

Posted 12 November 2012 - 06:58 PM

In some of the southern US states, it's quite common for a girl to be given her mothers maiden name as her first name. It's a bit of a tradition in "old money" families.



#19 TarneeW

Posted 12 November 2012 - 07:13 PM

Haven't heard it before & love it!

#20 Elemenopee

Posted 12 November 2012 - 07:21 PM

Haven't heard it but also reallly like it, even though I find it slightly hard to say.

#21 Swarley

Posted 12 November 2012 - 07:48 PM

Haven't heard it before, but love it too original.gif

#22 kerilyntaryn

Posted 12 November 2012 - 08:59 PM

Actually was the first thing that came to mind

I havent heard it before,  not really keen on it

I've heard of Ackerly & Ackley though

Edited by kerilyntaryn, 12 November 2012 - 09:04 PM.





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