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Old 10-29-2011, 06:48 PM - Thread Starter
 
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Trying to decide if we're setting our future child up for a lifetime of confusion with classes and people mistaking their name for the other sex. 

 

What do you assume when you hear the name Adlee / Adli / Adley ? Would you guess boy or girl?


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Girl.  And I like it spelled Adley the best.  Adli makes me feel dyslexic, and I see Aldi (grocery store).


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I think girl, also. And I'm for the spelling Adley as well...

 

What about Hadley, if you're having a boy?  Close, but sounds more masculine to me...

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Girl. And I third the Adley spelling. 


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I say girl as well and I agree with Adley for the spelling.   I think the "ee" sound at the end is girl, but the "ad" part is hard and strong, which tends to be more masculine.  So overall I feel the name is a boyish girl name, tomboy. 


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I'm so happy to hear these responses so far! We originally heard it as a boys name, and I loved loved loved it-- but DH pointed out that he liked it more as a girl's name, which got me thinking about it... 

 

My first choices are Adelyn, Addison, and Harper, so it fits nicely with the overall 'feel' of what I'm going with- something a bit contemporary, but as you pointed out Jaimee-- I don't want it overwhelmingly girly and 'pretty'. 

 

Our middle name top runner has been Grace, so that still works, Adley Grace. Although I might find something a bit longer and more... expressive for a middle name. 


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I love Harper for a girl, too!


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I would think it was a girl, because any time the gender of a name is unclear, the answer immediately becomes "girl."  Parents rarely give unisex-sounding names to their sons.

 

I like Harper, because of the author Harper Lee.

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I *LOVE* Harper, but DH isn't in love with it. I think after the birth, I could convince him to give in, but I know he doesn't really want it, so I want to find something we both love. 

 

His first choice is Tenley, but I feel the same way about that one as he does about Harper. 


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