"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.
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?
i personally hate the name kelly on a boy! but if you like it go for it
I personally don't like it, but you all are the parents and it is your choice!
I have an Uncle Kelly. Only Kelly's that I have known are boys. I don't think its a bad name.
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?
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
I don't think it's cruel.
I know 7 boys named Kelly and 1 girl. DH is named Kelly...
I've only heard Kelly on girls. Heaps of girls. I don't personally like it on a boy
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 :)
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
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!
I like it better as a masculine name.