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#1 lovemy32

Posted 19 February 2013 - 11:29 AM

Completely stuck for boys names! We have girl and two boys and the last boy we had to go with family names because we were stuck then.
We have just been reminded of the name "hartley" for a boy - we like this when I was pregnant with our first.
We originally had Hartley Cooper, but would like to use Mckenzie as the middle name now due to different reasons.
What do you think? Too girly? Do you know of any other children named hartley??

#2 Gudrun

Posted 19 February 2013 - 12:47 PM

Fine English name. Nothing wrong with it at all.  Well-known but uncommon.

#3 Imaginary friend

Posted 19 February 2013 - 02:24 PM

I dont know any other children called Hartley.

Harley I have come across a few times but not Hartley.

Does not seem girly to me - but Mckenzie is more of a girls name to me.

#4 whimbrel

Posted 19 February 2013 - 02:31 PM

Hartley McKenzie. I like it, but it is a little bit hard to say together. However it isn't very often that both would be said together, so if you like it go for it. I don't think it is too girly at all

#5 fifi-trixibelle

Posted 19 February 2013 - 02:35 PM

I'm not overly keen on it but there is definitely worse names.

Cooper goes much better as a middle name than McKenzie though.

#6 Banana Pancakes

Posted 19 February 2013 - 02:38 PM


#7 dae-gu

Posted 19 February 2013 - 02:40 PM

Like Harley McKenzie more.
Agree with PP that Hartley McKenzie is a mouthful.

#8 rainycat

Posted 19 February 2013 - 02:49 PM

Nms but a perfectly okay name.

#9 MissingInAction

Posted 19 February 2013 - 06:56 PM

it's okay but it's nms.

i instantly got the heartbreak high theme song stuck in my head though... hartley high, wasn't it?

#10 Gudrun

Posted 19 February 2013 - 06:59 PM

Hartley McKenzie is good!

#11 happyapple

Posted 19 February 2013 - 08:02 PM

I prefer either Hart or Harley
Hartley gives me a speedbump in the middle
Hart Mckenzie? :-)

#12 kerilyntaryn

Posted 19 February 2013 - 09:14 PM

sorry not fussed on Hartley,  what about Harley or Harvey,  Mckenzie sounds more feminine

what about Mack or Macauley as a mn  other Ken names Kenneth,  Kenton  Kendrick  Kendall

#13 ~ky~

Posted 19 February 2013 - 11:36 PM

I have fond memories of working with the loveliest man in his mid 50s named Hartley. If DH had have agreed, DS would have been Hartley.

#14 monkeys mum

Posted 19 February 2013 - 11:50 PM

I'll admit I am biased but I love love love the name.

My DS1 is called Hartley, I had never heard of the name until Dp told me what his late grandfathers name was and I loved it, so once we found out he was a boy we named him Hartley.

I did ask in here over six years ago and got a lot of negative feedback, but by then I didn't care but wanted to know 'public' opinion. The reactions I get irl is always positive and as yet I have never met another Hartley.

OP if you like the name use it, its not like it is some unique made up name, it is just a much older name that doesn't get used very often now a days, Dp's grandfather would have been 80/81 this year.

I like Hartley Cooper.

If you do use Hartley can you send me a pm as I would love to be able to tell my boy there is another little boy with his name. He's a bit fascinated with names atm as the three kids are all suggesting names for their soon to be sister and they all want to know how we chose their names.

#15 FlamingoG

Posted 20 February 2013 - 12:05 AM

One of the loveliest men I know is Hartley, so it has nice connotations for me - thumbs up! He gets Hart regularly, which is a great old fashioned sounding nn.

I have to agree with PP's that Mckenzie is a bit of a mismatch - Cooper suits it better, to me. Cute!

#16 lovemy32

Posted 20 February 2013 - 07:59 AM

Thanks so much for your thoughts!

I understand mckenzenzie doesn't go as well as Cooper but it is a family name.

Have thought of Harley too, but doesn't grab me like Hartley!

#17 emlis22

Posted 20 February 2013 - 08:42 AM

TBH I've never heard of it, and it doesn't seem like the kind of name I would usually like, but something about Hartley appeals to me. I also like PPs suggestion of Harvey.

Both Cooper and McKenzie sound fine.

#18 kerilyntaryn

Posted 20 February 2013 - 08:51 AM

QUOTE (kerilyntaryn @ 19/02/2013, 09:14 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
sorry not fussed on Hartley,  what about Harley or Harvey,  Mckenzie sounds more feminine

what about Mack or Macauley as a mn  other Ken names Kenneth,  Kenton  Kendrick  Kendall

these name are variations/derived from Mckenzie

Edited by kerilyntaryn, 20 February 2013 - 08:52 AM.

#19 Bel Rowley

Posted 20 February 2013 - 09:23 AM

Not a fan of Hartley, but I guess it could be worse. I don't like it with McKenzie.

#20 kinz

Posted 20 February 2013 - 09:14 PM

I know a middle aged man called Hartley.   It is an ok name - not one that I would choose.

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