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Is it REALLY that bad of a name? Interrobang!? 6 kids; Ontario 1176 posts
17th Jun '13

"Kelly" on a boy.




Reactions we've gotten from family members we've told of our intent to use it tend to fall in one of two extreme camps...
1: OMG THAT'S THE BEST THING EVER.
and
2. OMG YOU'RE SERIOUSLY GOING TO USE A "GIRLS" (It's originally a BOY'S name!) NAME ON A BOY? WHAT ARE YOU SMOKING? THAT'S SO CRUEL.



We're very set on using it if we have another boy. Kelly is my maiden name and very important to me. My dad is an only child with 2 daughters. I took DH's name after we'd been married a few years and I do quite regret not hyphenating our kids' names. I want the name to be passed down somehow. If this baby (perhaps my last, perhaps not) is a girl we may just add it back into their surnames.



WDYT? Just fine, or cruel?

mommy2thing1&thing2 Due November 11 (girl); 2 kids; Phoenix, Arizona 3064 posts
17th Jun '13

i personally hate the name kelly on a boy! but if you like it go for it

HotMom21ERF Due December 17 (twins); 1 child; Kentucky 20153 posts
status 17th Jun '13

I personally don't like it, but you all are the parents and it is your choice!

user banned 33 kids; British Columbia 2986 posts
17th Jun '13

I have an Uncle Kelly. Only Kelly's that I have known are boys. I don't think its a bad name.

linsα most, CZ, Czech Republic 30141 posts
status 17th Jun '13

I have always liked it better for a boy!



IDK, I think an older and dated name like that, he would be fine. Something more new and hip that was a boys name and is now a "girls" like Madison, you can't get away with.



Or you could use it as a nickname for Kellan?

user banned 4 kids; Mueang Phuket, Thailand 30487 posts
17th Jun '13

Kelly origanted as a boy name. I knew a guy named Kelsey and a guy named Ashley.



Also my friends dad is Kelly so I'm used to it. I don't think it's bad

California Dreaming ♡ TTC since Jan 2014; 3 kids; The Valley, CA, United States 2567 posts
17th Jun '13

I don't think it's cruel.

user banned 21 kids; North Dakota 3800 posts
17th Jun '13

I know 7 boys named Kelly and 1 girl. DH is named Kelly...

Onalee's Mummy Due August 26 (boy); 1 child; Newcastle, Australia 5355 posts
17th Jun '13

I've only heard Kelly on girls. Heaps of girls. I don't personally like it on a boy

user banned 33 kids; British Columbia 2986 posts
17th Jun '13
Quoting ☮ Phuket:" Kelly origanted as a boy name. I knew a guy named Kelsey and a guy named Ashley. Also my friends dad is Kelly so I'm used to it. I don't think it's bad"


My fiance's name is Lindsay, its originally a scottish male name :)

Monsters² Mom 2 kids; 4 angel babies; Dahlgren, VA, United States 4920 posts
17th Jun '13

I have an uncle Kelly and a great uncle Kelly. I've only ever seen Kelly on a man until it was Barbies kid sister. lol

Vitameatavegamin 19 kids; League City, Texas 5829 posts
17th Jun '13

I don't think it's cruel, but I personally don't like it on a boy. I understand it's originally a boy's name, but nowadays it is more commonly a girl's name. But that's just me. You're the parents, do what you want!

user banned 2 kids; Moses Lake, Washington 13508 posts
17th Jun '13

I like it better as a masculine name.

Supafly★ 2 kids; Poland 14109 posts
17th Jun '13

I don't think it's bad at all.

.Sweet Dee. 1 child; New York City, NY, Hong Kong 4354 posts
17th Jun '13

i think it's a fine name for a boy OR girl.