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#1 Ellabelle

Posted 25 January 2013 - 08:48 AM

Well its down to two now. I had pretty much decided on Hayley for DD2 (due very soon) and DH was going along with it but maybe not 100% convinced. He now says he prefers Bianca. This has really turned the tables for me, I really need time to try new names on for size so to speak. I know they are quite different names from many points of view but I would really appreciate some feedback. Middle name will definitely be Catherine for family reasons and we have a one syllable surname. BTW DD1 is Natalie Louise. Thanks so much!

#2 emlis22

Posted 25 January 2013 - 09:03 AM

I think Hayley and Natalie are really nice together. Hayley Catherine sounds better too.

#3 ~sydblue~

Posted 25 January 2013 - 09:07 AM

The Hayleys I know are all blonde hair, blue eyes. The Biancas, are all dark hair, dark eyes and olive skinned. So this would probably help me make a choice as to which one to use.

#4 Feral Grey Mare

Posted 25 January 2013 - 09:12 AM

This is a hard one. They are both great names. It may be a pick-one-out-of-a-hat situation here. If I had to pick I would possibly go for Bianca.

#5 kerilyntaryn

Posted 25 January 2013 - 09:40 AM

Both grey names - I think Bianca just pips the post though

#6 littleboysmum

Posted 25 January 2013 - 09:47 AM

I prefer Bianca by a mile.

#7 Gudrun

Posted 25 January 2013 - 09:47 AM

Hard one.  I'd say Bianca if her sister was Natalia because of the consistency.  With Natalie I'd probably say Hayley.   I actually like Catherine the best and with Natalie.

Catherine Bianca.   Otherwise for me Hayley Catherine goes better than Bianca Catherine.

#8 Z-girls rock

Posted 25 January 2013 - 10:29 AM

Bianca wub.gif

#9 baddmammajamma

Posted 25 January 2013 - 10:39 AM

Bianca, but only if pronounced the original (Italian) way: BYAHN-kuh.

I love the history of it, the Shakespeare connection, and the romantic, feminine sound.

http://www.behindthename.com/name/bianca

I've heard it pronounced as Bee-ANNE-kuh, and to my ear, that mars a gorgeous name.

#10 sophiebbear

Posted 25 January 2013 - 10:41 AM

I say Hayley!


#11 antigone_

Posted 25 January 2013 - 10:42 AM

Bianca by a long long way. I never understood any kind of love for the name Hayley.

#12 andthethreebears

Posted 25 January 2013 - 10:44 AM


Bianca is a far superior name plus Natalie and Hayley is too sing-songy for my liking  original.gif

Bianca Catherine is a gorgeous combination.

#13 ~THE~MAGICIAN~

Posted 25 January 2013 - 10:48 AM

Both great names!

With Natalie, Bianca goes much much better.

But with Catherine Hayley goes much much better.

But seeing as you won't be calling out the middle name everyday I would go with Bianca.

I would change it though to Bianca Kate.



#14 vanessa71

Posted 25 January 2013 - 10:49 AM

I prefer Bianca over Hayley.



#15 sarahec

Posted 25 January 2013 - 10:54 AM

Love Bianca. Dislike Hayley.

#16 Myrtle May Mary

Posted 25 January 2013 - 11:39 AM

Bianca by a country mile.

I have never understood the attraction with the name Hayley.

#17 fifi-trixibelle

Posted 25 January 2013 - 02:15 PM

I definitely prefer Bianca Catherine, especially with a sibling Natalie. Hayley and Natalie are far too similar for siblings.

#18 Ellabelle

Posted 25 January 2013 - 02:42 PM

Thanks so much for everyone's replies!. Its interesting the comment about Hayleys being blond and fair and Biancas being dark and olive skinned, as Bianca actually means "fair skinned or white". I do agree with the Hayley image though - I can't help thinking of Pollyanna and Hayley Mills.

To me Hayley is soft sunny and sweet, and Bianca is strong and confident.

I really want a name that is easy to spell, pronounce and recognise (but not too popular) as I have suffered all my life with not just an unusual name, but one where everyone presumes to pronounce it the wrong way. I was a little concerned about the Hayley variants but at least it is always pronounced the same way. Would anyone say "Bi - ung -ka" instead of "Bi- ang- ka"? What about spelling, would you need to spell either of these over the phone for example?

#19 Ranunculus

Posted 25 January 2013 - 02:45 PM

QUOTE (Michaela3333 @ 25/01/2013, 02:42 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Thanks so much for everyone's replies!. Its interesting the comment about Hayleys being blond and fair and Biancas being dark and olive skinned, as Bianca actually means "fair skinned or white". I do agree with the Hayley image though - I can't help thinking of Pollyanna and Hayley Mills.

To me Hayley is soft sunny and sweet, and Bianca is strong and confident.


My Hayley is very soft sunny and sweet and she has big eyes and curly brown ringlets  wub.gif

#20 fifi-trixibelle

Posted 25 January 2013 - 03:41 PM

QUOTE (Michaela3333 @ 25/01/2013, 03:42 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Thanks so much for everyone's replies!. Its interesting the comment about Hayleys being blond and fair and Biancas being dark and olive skinned, as Bianca actually means "fair skinned or white". I do agree with the Hayley image though - I can't help thinking of Pollyanna and Hayley Mills.

To me Hayley is soft sunny and sweet, and Bianca is strong and confident.

I really want a name that is easy to spell, pronounce and recognise (but not too popular) as I have suffered all my life with not just an unusual name, but one where everyone presumes to pronounce it the wrong way. I was a little concerned about the Hayley variants but at least it is always pronounced the same way. Would anyone say "Bi - ung -ka" instead of "Bi- ang- ka"? What about spelling, would you need to spell either of these over the phone for example?


I think you'd have to spell Hayley out far more than Bianca. I've only ever seen Bianca spelt this way where as Hayley I have seen Hayley, Hailey, Haylee, Hailee and many, many more.

#21 Katie_bella

Posted 25 January 2013 - 03:49 PM

Oh Bianca is lovely wub.gif

If a Bianca hadn't bullied my DH at high school, DD would be called Bianca....i'm still grieving!

#22 I*Love*Christmas

Posted 25 January 2013 - 03:57 PM

QUOTE (~sydblue~ @ 25/01/2013, 09:07 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
The Hayleys I know are all blonde hair, blue eyes. The Biancas, are all dark hair, dark eyes and olive skinned. So this would probably help me make a choice as to which one to use.


I'm a Hayley and I've got very dark brown curly hair and almost black eyes.

I quite like both names. It is a win win choice.

#23 Hot Pies

Posted 25 January 2013 - 03:58 PM

My DD is a Bianca, I've never had anyone mispronounce her name (we pronounce it Be-Anne-ka). Have never had to spell it out to anyone and its always been correct. I love that its not too common but not unusual either.

#24 Ingrid the Swan

Posted 25 January 2013 - 06:06 PM

I much prefer Bianca!

#25 *molly*

Posted 25 January 2013 - 06:07 PM

Bianca! I find Hayley very plain and dull.




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