Jump to content

How to Spell Ashley in Oz for Girl!
Ashley or Ashleigh?


  • Please log in to reply
39 replies to this topic

#1 newmum2013

Posted 05 February 2013 - 10:48 AM

Hi Everyone

First time mum here at 26 weeks, having a little girl-soooo excited!!

Hubby and me have FINALLY agreed on a name after my first choice Chloe was a no go with hubby sad.gif

We have agreed on Ashley! Name will be Ashley Grace Fraser

Question I have is I know it used to be considered a boys name years ago is this still the case? Do you associate it more with girl or boy?

To be honest I forgot it was even a boys name as I am so used to it in the USA being considered a girls name these days,

I cant work out how to spell it , Ashley or Ashleigh- don’t want it to be the boys way but I have no idea if Ashley spelling for a girl is the normal these days as I don’t know anyone with this name-

Thank you



#2 lotsofbots

Posted 05 February 2013 - 10:54 AM

My dsd is Ashleigh and her best friend is Ashlee, all the others I know are female spelt Ashleigh.  Not a popular name at the moment a bit old they are all in their late teens early twenties.

#3 ChunkyChook

Posted 05 February 2013 - 10:54 AM

I dont know any that spell it Ashleigh. I do know a female Ashley and another 2 that spell it Ashlea.



#4 Astrocyte

Posted 05 February 2013 - 10:58 AM

My name is spelt Ashleigh. I've never met or known anyone else with the name so no experience here with how others spell it. I do like it spelt Ashlee for a girl. Not so much spelt Ashley for a girl but not sure why (just preference probably).

#5 nadi~bicardi

Posted 05 February 2013 - 10:58 AM

We have an Ashleigh.  I grew up with a close family friend called Ashley (boy), so to me that is the boy's spelling and I personally hate Ashlee.  We have just resigned ourselves to the fact that she will always have to clarify the spelling of her name (we also have a Rowan and he will have to as well).

#6 emlis22

Posted 05 February 2013 - 11:05 AM

Personally, I prefer Ashlee

#7 la di dah

Posted 05 February 2013 - 11:09 AM

Ashley would be my pick.

#8 MrsLexiK

Posted 05 February 2013 - 11:09 AM

I see the spelling of Ashley as a boy's name I went to school with a boy that spelt it that way and it is DH's name (spelt that way) I see Ashleigh as a girls name as a girl I went to school with her sister spelt it that way.

#9 Bomber girl

Posted 05 February 2013 - 11:10 AM

My female cousin is Ashlee. DS has a male friend Ashley

#10 Jax12

Posted 05 February 2013 - 11:11 AM

I would go with Ashley or Ashleigh.  I'm really not a fan of Ashlee.

#11 Bluenomi

Posted 05 February 2013 - 11:11 AM

Always Ashley. I've only ever seen Ashleigh as a surname and it really isn't very nice looking.

#12 Eirinn

Posted 05 February 2013 - 11:15 AM

I would go with Ashley.

#13 wish*upon*a*star

Posted 05 February 2013 - 11:16 AM

I prefer Ashlee, then Ashleigh. I see Ashley as the male version.

Edited by strawberrypie7, 05 February 2013 - 11:18 AM.


#14 jks91

Posted 05 February 2013 - 11:20 AM

I really think its personal preference.  I know male and female Ashley's, but also plenty of Ashleigh and Ashlee's.  

Ashleigh is one of the names on our shortlist but only with that spelling.

#15 unicorn

Posted 05 February 2013 - 11:24 AM

My female cousin is Ashleigh, and a male associate is Ashley, both in their 40s if that makes any difference.
I don't like Ashlee. It looks to me like uneek spelling.
Ashleigh/Ashley Grace is lovely original.gif

Edited by Flibbertigibberty, 05 February 2013 - 11:24 AM.


#16 ~Supernova~

Posted 05 February 2013 - 11:25 AM

My sister is Ashleigh, I have a male friend Ashley. But I think both work ok for a girl.

#17 Madnesscraves

Posted 05 February 2013 - 11:28 AM

I know a female Ashlee, a male Ashley, and a female Ashleigh.

I think it's a personal preference. original.gif

#18 ~chiquita~

Posted 05 February 2013 - 11:28 AM

I prefer Ashleigh spelling for a female. Ashley for male.

#19 Gudrun

Posted 05 February 2013 - 11:45 AM

I would expect Ashley to be girl or boy and the others more likely girl.  

Ashley is my preferred spelling.

Like a PP I suggest you choose the spelling that you like best.

#20 9ferals

Posted 05 February 2013 - 11:51 AM

I have a male cousin called Ashley so for me it never seems like a girls name.
If i saw the spelling Ashleigh I would assume that is a girl whereas Ashley would seem more male to me.  


#21 Ash's mum

Posted 05 February 2013 - 11:53 AM

Our DD is Ashley, I just preferred original spelling of the name having said that I agree with all saying its your personal preference how to spell.  I've seen all 3 spellings, our dd spelt  Ashley, mum at mothers group spelt Ashlee and an old acquaintance was Ashleigh, so dont think it makes a difference in Oz!
My husband chose the name and it so suits her  original.gif

#22 4kidlets

Posted 05 February 2013 - 03:07 PM

I consider Ashley more of a girls name now but still unisex enough to be used for boys - and certainly there are many older males, and some younger ones ,called Ashley.


IME Ashley spelling is used for both genders, whereas Ashlee or Ashleigh almost always female.

My preference is Ashlee for a girl, followed by Ashley for either sex.

I think Ashlee is a known established spelling (albeit a newer version than original Ashley)and name is pronounced the same but is obvious from written version that is girls name.

Not a fan of leigh spelling in any names, just looks unneccesarily clunky to me when simple lee would do.

#23 doubledelight

Posted 05 February 2013 - 03:14 PM

Ashley/Ashleigh used to fall into the same category as Peter/Peta and Tony/Toni where the name was unisex and the spelling denote male/female.

Ashley used to be the male spelling but this has fallen by the wayside as more variations came along.



#24 Propaganda

Posted 05 February 2013 - 03:44 PM

I think the male way tends to be Ashley, but I've seen girls with that spelling too. Just so their gender was obvious on paper though, I'd personally choose an alternative.

Ashleigh, Ashlea and Ashlee tend to be the options I've seen. I prefer Ashleigh.

#25 tres-chic

Posted 05 February 2013 - 03:47 PM

Congratulations OP, what a beautiful name! I love it.

I would spell it Ashley too. I think of it as unisex but leaning towards the feminine.




1 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 1 guests, 0 anonymous users

 

Share the little things that make you smile

We're giving away a Mountain Buggy nano, the ultimate travel stroller - and here are some of the great entries so far.

Toddler pleads for return of "stolen" nose

A two-year-old's reaction to a game of "got your nose" shows it doesn't take much to make a toddler cry.

The 15 photos new parents share (and five they don't)

From the first scan photo to the baby covered in cake at their first birthday party, there are 15 photos most parents seem to share - and some they don't.

Doctor sings first Happy Birthday to newborns

His job is to deliver babies, but this US obstetrician also has a unique way of celebrating the miracle of life.

Breastfeeding friendly caf goes viral

A photo of a breastfeeding-friendly sign in a cafe has been posted to Facebook and shared by hundreds of mums around the world.

First look at the Bugaboo Bee3

The newest Bugaboo Bee ? the Bee3 ? offers a variety of improved features, including a much asked-for bassinet and a rainbow of colour combinations.

Childcare costs, not paid leave, the real issue for parents

Given the choice between maintaining their wage for six months to have a child, or having a reduced rate of pay for a time but a better deal on childcare when returning to work, there are no odds on what most working parents would choose.

Win a Mountain Buggy nano

We?re giving away the new Mountain Buggy Nano - the lightweight travel buggy! So show us the little things that make you smile for your chance to win.

We lost three babies in two years

Our first pregnancy ended the way we all expected it to - with a healthy, happy baby in our arms. What a true blessing he was, for we were not to know the heartache we were about endure.

Family turned back from doomed flight MH17

'There must have been someone watching over us and saying, 'You must not get on that flight,' says mother who narrowly avoided boarding the Malaysian Airlines flight which exploded in mid-air over the Ukraine last night.

The myths and facts about "normal" breastfeeding

When it comes to successful breastfeeding, there is a wide variety to what is "normal", according to new research.

Adorable Skeanie loafers for kids

Your little toddler or preschooler can now get their nautical on with a new range of classic loafers by Australian show brand Skeanie.

My baby is hypermobile

For months, I have been telling myself not to worry that Jasmin isn't crawling or walking. This week I heard the term hypermobile for the first time.

When you don?t bond with your baby

They say that there is no bond greater than the bond between a mother and her child. But for some women, the mother-baby bond takes more time and effort to develop.

Yumi Stynes: Having a baby after a 10-year break

After a long break, Yumi Stynes gets a reminder of the pain - and the pleasure - of giving birth.

Grieving father asks for help to Photoshop his daughter's image

When Nathan Steffel's daughter Sophia died from a liver condition at just 6 weeks old, he reached out for someone to create a beautiful image of his little girl.

Raising kids in a 'low media' home

Can you imagine a life without TV or computers? Some parents are opting for a low-tech, screen-free life for their kids.

Download now: Essential Kids Activity Finder app

Got bored kids? Quickly find the best activities for kids wherever you are in Australia with the Essential Kids app.

 
Advertisement
 
Advertisement
 
 
 

What's hot on EB

Win a Mountain Buggy nano

We?re giving away the new Mountain Buggy Nano - the lightweight travel buggy! So show us the little things that make you smile for your chance to win.

Be careful what you say, your baby is listening

The importance of speaking to your baby even if they are not old enough to answer back has been highlighted by new research.

The beautiful moment a baby was born at the side of a road

It's not where she expected to give birth, but mum Corrine Cinatl is delighted that her daughter's roadside arrival was captured in a series of beautiful photos.

Doctor sings first Happy Birthday to newborns

His job is to deliver babies, but this US obstetrician also has a unique way of celebrating the miracle of life.

The Nappy Collective starts new drive

It's that time of year when the dedicated volunteers at The Nappy Collective do their bit to help out mums and children in need - and they need your help.

Baby shower cake wrecks

From misshapen cake babies to questionable text, from odd colour choices to internal organ recreation, these are the baby shower cakes that taste forgot.

Photographer captures the beauty of adoption

The love of a family is usually tough to capture on camera. This is an exception.

Pregnancy progression photo ideas

Want to record your pregnancy as your belly grows? Here are some creative, fun ideas for photo shoots along the way.

The myths and facts about "normal" breastfeeding

When it comes to successful breastfeeding, there is a wide variety to what is "normal", according to new research.

Tin can craft and DIY ideas

Got a few old formula, Milo or coffee cans around the house? Use these fantastic upcycling ideas to create items for around the house and yard.

Dads meet their newborn for the first time

Emotional photos of two fathers meeting their newborn son have resonated with viewers worldwide, attracting thousands of Facebook likes and shares.

Skin safety isn't just a summer worry

Lax about the slip slop slap with your kids as weather turns cooler? Here's a reminder as to why we have to remain vigilant for our children?s future health.

Personalised baby gifts

We've scoured the internet to find gorgeous personalised keepsakes and nursery decor to record baby name and dates. They make great gifts for christenings, name days and birthdays! (All prices in AU.)

Creative sleeping baby photoshoots

See how some parents and photographers have captured sleeping babies in unusual positions and using different props.

DIY kitchen and food hacks

DIY your way to a better kitchen and make cooking easier with our clever hacks. (Some content reproduced with permission from mashable.com.)

Winter warmers for babies and toddlers

Your baby or toddler will be nice and snug in these beautiful and fun winter pieces. Most are hand-made or knitted, and they're all designed to keep your little one toastie - and adorable!

 

Mind, body, beauty, life

Making time for me

We look at your wellbeing, covering health, relationships, beauty and fashion, mind and body.

 
Advertisement
 
 
Essential Baby and Essential Kids is the place to find parenting information and parenting support relating to conception, pregnancy, birth, babies, toddlers, kids, maternity, family budgeting, family travel, nutrition and wellbeing, family entertainment, kids entertainment, tips for the family home, child-friendly recipes and parenting. Try our pregnancy due date calculator to determine your due date, or our ovulation calculator to predict ovulation and your fertile period. Our pregnancy week by week guide shows your baby's stages of development. Access our very active mum's discussion groups in the Essential Baby forums or the Essential Kids forums to talk to mums about conception, pregnancy, birth, babies, toddlers, kids and parenting lifestyle. Essential Baby also offers a baby names database of more than 22,000 baby names, popular baby names, boys' names, girls' names and baby names advice in our baby names forum. Essential Kids features a range of free printable worksheets for kids from preschool years through to primary school years. For the latest baby clothes, maternity clothes, maternity accessories, toddler products, kids toys and kids clothing, breastfeeding and other parenting resources, check out Essential Baby and Essential Kids.