Friendships and relationships are the lifeblood to the Nine, and they place a high value on love and affection. That said, maybe a third spelling is one you can both agree on -- like Kaley, perhaps? So Kaylee is the more "common" spelling. I agree that there are so many ways to spell this name that maybe you can both find a compromise spelling. If you can't leave it up to chance and neither of you is willling to budge, I would recommend scrapping the name and going with something else. We've been through all possible spellings and these are the only two we're willing to consider. Nines are often exceptionally gifted artistically, and they have a keen imagination and enterprising mind. It’s gotten a little out of control in our opinion, and has caused a lot of spelling confusion among kindergarten teachers across the nation (as well as a bit of eye-rolling). I have nothing against the name Kaylee/Kayleigh, it's a beautiful name that I actually really like :) But Kaylee is the most common spelling, so you should go with that. It really doesn't matter. Yes, she will have to correct people's spellings, just like anyone named Lee/Leigh has to do. Personally I think Kaylee seems more straightforward and Kayleigh seems "fussy" but I think since there's no traditional spelling, anything goes. Honestly, it does seem like you are disagreeing on the equivalent of "Catherine with a C" vs "Katherine with a K". And if I'm giving my name at a restaurant or something, I just let them spell it however they feel like. the trick is finding a name u can love just as much. What is everyone else's opinion? Would you consider Kayla, Kira, or Kara? If it's a made up name (there are a lot of those nowadays) I don't think spelling matters. If I were you, I'd probably just go with Kaylee, it's the most common spelling, and when I think of a "Kaylee" this spelling pops into my mind. This isn't a case of you taking a well-established name and changing it for a "fancier" ending, like, say, Rosaleigh, Molleigh, or Nataleigh. My husband and I are expecting our second girl in the spring, and we can't agree on how to spell her name. They are able to both educate and inspire. Nice to know I'm not the only one who wants to say "lay" for Leigh! Presumably Kaylee is derived from similar Irish names such as Keela or Keelin. If I had to pick one of the spellings that seemed the most juvenile and hard to take seriously, that would be it. I know that style-wise, Kaylee and Lorelai don't "match", but we both love the name so we don't care. Keelin comes from the Gaelic “Caoilfhinn” (pronounced kale + in) which translates into “slender” (caol) and “white, fair, pure” (finn). These personalities will not tolerate injustice.

I agree that the simpler look is appealing, though. Kayleigh It doesn't matter how much you keep coming around to Kaylee/Kayleigh, if you can't agree there doesn't seem much point in having the same discussions over & over. Kaylee.

I just think it looks prettier. They are compassionate people with a strong sensitivity to others. I also feel like the -leigh spelling looks like we're trying to be fancy or pretentious for the sake of being fancy or to avoid making her "one of many" in her class (not the case; it's a trendy name no matter how you spell it, and when the teacher calls roll it won't matter how it's spelled if there are four other Kaylee/Kayleigh/Kaylies in the class). Nines are capable of great spiritual and humanitarian achievements. I've seen: In my opinion, if it's a traditional or real name, I prefer it spelled the original way, such as Ashley or Ashleigh, or Caroline or Karolyne.

We cannot find any childrens books with the first name Kaylie, We cannot find any popular or well-known songs with the name of Kaylie.

All the others just look made-up to me.

Who’s to say? Baby Name Ideas and Dilemmas: Help, please. As far as the spelling, I prefer Kayleigh. They are courageous and fearless, able to fight great battles on behalf of worthy causes. Hmm. Names than end in -ee are one of my big personal naming dislikes—I agree with what hyz said about them being "overly phonetic," and they just kind of look screechy on the page to me. Kaylee (or however it is spelled) is a completly made up name that got into style somehow. are of such recent origin that it’s difficult to ascertain the true etymological elements, particularly since it occurs in so many different spelling variations. Plus, you only have one somewhat-alternative syllable. Of course, that could be spelled many ways too, but I just feel like it goes better with the sister name. namecandy - Celebrity baby names, ask the Name Lady, & more. I don't really have a preference for either spelling and both are common enough. We both like the name Kaylee Aurora, but he wants to spell it Kayleigh.

I'm going to vote for Kayleigh because I do think that it's visually prettier, goes better with Loralei, and with all the names ending in "leigh" that have popped up over the last few years, I think that it will be much more familiar to people than it would have been even a decade ago. Kaylees are all that other woman hope to be. They want to make the world a better place. I know this is a really old thread now.

But I thought I'd add some more input for future similar situations. I don't mind names like: Like, names that are just missing a letter or adding a letter. Khyleigh and Kaeleigh, for example, seem like they're trying much harder to be different. ), but Kayleigh follows phonetic rules and naming conventions and does not bother me. Adding just one syllable makes it sound more sophisticated and on par with Lorelai. But I'll throw in another option that you've probably considered and ruled out: Kali. I have a friend who just named her daughter Kaely. This is the type of name that appeals to simple, no-nonsense parents who like cutesy names (Kaylie, Bailey, Rylie, Haylie, Kylie, Call… But all of these versions will inevitably sound relatively immature now, since they only began to appear on the charts around the 1980s or 90s, and skyrocketed in the 2000s, so there's almost nobody over the age of about 20 named any of these variations. I don't have much to add... basically agree with the others that it's a toss up. I also think that the increased occurrence of that spelling takes away any pretension that might have existed in the past.

All Rights Reserved. They are usually very accomplished and … Our older daughter's name is Lorelai Elizabeth. Nobody now has a problem imagining Linda as a judge or doctor, and in 30 years it may be the same for Kayl__.

© 2020 Wild Sky Media All rights reserved. Every time I see Kayleigh I read it Kaylay, even though I know it is meant to be Kaylee. All the Kaylee's I've ever met had struggles with spelling things out for people. If it's a made up name (just like Nevaeh is) it doesn't even matter how you spell it! Neither spelling looks fancy or pretentious to me because, honestly, Kaylee/Kayleigh is such an unassuming/mainstream name that I don't think it would be possible to make it look pretentious with any spelling. Getting back to the name situation at hand: The first idea that popped into my head was to suggest Kaylea (pronounced KAY-lee-yuh). My coworker's granddaughter is named Kaylea, and I think it's very pretty. My only concern in terms of immaturity is that Kaylee & co. may be more like Tammy, Brittany, Crystal, Tiffany in sounding perpetually trendy in a youthful way, even when the actual youth has faded and the trend is over, whereas Linda and Donna, etc., somehow feel like they have more weight to them. the only other spelling option I like is Kaylie. Uncommon boy names- pros and cons ›. I often pronounce -leigh as lay in my head. I like it, and I get compliments on it. Kaley looks like it should be pronounced like "Callie" to me, and we both agree that Kaylie looks too little-girl, and we don't like the double-y in Kayley. I petitioned hard for that spelling because while I love the sound of the name Lorelei, I hate the look of the -ei at the end and the -ele- in the middle. I don't think I can add much to the spelling debate; I know someone by this name, and she spells it Kayleigh, so that's what seems closest to "correct" for me, but I don't mind a more phonetic variant like Kaylee -- the name originates from English attempts at spelling an Irish surname, after all, and anything's better than Irish spelling! I don't think either is particularly "fancy or pretentious" and I suspect you'll consistenly get the same pronunciation with both. Or maybe use a baby name poll and agree in advance that you'll use the winner.

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Kayleigh was number 247, for a total of 1,277 babies.

But if they're just looking up my name on a sheet, I don't have to. Kaylie is probably the most phonetically sound spelling (after Kaylee), but don’t kid yourself if you think this name is unique just by changing a few vowels around.

Her awesomeness is contagious and her smile is infectious. I think Kaleigh hasn't been suggested because it is possible/likely to be pronounced like Callie (instead of Kay-lee), which I believe is not the OP's intent. But, speaking as a person with a name that has several spellings in use and who often has to spell it (although thankfully mine is the most traditional spelling and people do guess it right at least 50% of the time without being told), it's not a huge deal that affects my quality of life or anything, so I'd use it if that is really THE name for you guys. Kaylee Bryant (born 1997), American actress and model; Kayli Carter (born 1993), American actress; Kaley Cuoco (born 1985), American actress; Kaylee Dakers (born 1991), Canadian breaststroke swimmer; Kaylee DeFer (born 1986), American actress; Kaley Fountain (born 1988), American professional soccer player Kaylie is probably the most phonetically sound spelling (after Kaylee), but don’t kid yourself if you think this name is unique just by changing a few vowels around. We cannot find any significant literary characters by the name of Kaylie, Name Stories: The Perfect & Unique Gift for Someone You Love. Mine is mispelled 100% of the time if I don't spell it immediately after saying it. If you are considering other names what about Keely? It could be made counterintuitive and annoying with a complicated spelling (Kaeyliee, etc.

The (potential?) People who befriend Kaylees become better just for having met her. I'm surprised no one's suggested Kaleigh yet. If it's a made up name (just like Nevaeh is) it doesn't even matter how you spell it! Speaking as a Kacie, I can tell you that yes, a name like this will be mispelled. My concern is that she's going to spend her life correcting people trying to spell it with an -lee, and after saddling our older daughter with a name that will require constant correction, I feel bad doing the same to her sister. They seem to have more obvious spellings, although I know there are many spellings of Kira. So I would definitely spell it Kaylee. Kaylee (or however it is spelled) is a completly made up name that got into style somehow. Etymology & Historical Origin of the Baby Name. that being said, if there is a different name you could love, consider that name again. This is the personality that moves from "self" to a greater understanding and compassion for the human condition and the world order. If I had to choose one though I'd go with Kayleigh. But if it's: Then that's just going too far for the "unique" look. We’re calling this name Celtic in origin, although it’s more of an American invention, another respelling of Kaylee. Also, I don't think Kaylie looks little girlish at all. I meant to say I also think that Kaylie looks the least childish, followed for me by Kayleigh, then Kayley, then Kaylee--for all the same reasons as EVie mentioned. Like Ashley spelled Ashlee, or Brittany spelled Britnee.

Friendships and relationships are the lifeblood to the Nine, and they place a high value on love and affection. That said, maybe a third spelling is one you can both agree on -- like Kaley, perhaps? So Kaylee is the more "common" spelling. I agree that there are so many ways to spell this name that maybe you can both find a compromise spelling. If you can't leave it up to chance and neither of you is willling to budge, I would recommend scrapping the name and going with something else. We've been through all possible spellings and these are the only two we're willing to consider. Nines are often exceptionally gifted artistically, and they have a keen imagination and enterprising mind. It’s gotten a little out of control in our opinion, and has caused a lot of spelling confusion among kindergarten teachers across the nation (as well as a bit of eye-rolling). I have nothing against the name Kaylee/Kayleigh, it's a beautiful name that I actually really like :) But Kaylee is the most common spelling, so you should go with that. It really doesn't matter. Yes, she will have to correct people's spellings, just like anyone named Lee/Leigh has to do. Personally I think Kaylee seems more straightforward and Kayleigh seems "fussy" but I think since there's no traditional spelling, anything goes. Honestly, it does seem like you are disagreeing on the equivalent of "Catherine with a C" vs "Katherine with a K". And if I'm giving my name at a restaurant or something, I just let them spell it however they feel like. the trick is finding a name u can love just as much. What is everyone else's opinion? Would you consider Kayla, Kira, or Kara? If it's a made up name (there are a lot of those nowadays) I don't think spelling matters. If I were you, I'd probably just go with Kaylee, it's the most common spelling, and when I think of a "Kaylee" this spelling pops into my mind. This isn't a case of you taking a well-established name and changing it for a "fancier" ending, like, say, Rosaleigh, Molleigh, or Nataleigh. My husband and I are expecting our second girl in the spring, and we can't agree on how to spell her name. They are able to both educate and inspire. Nice to know I'm not the only one who wants to say "lay" for Leigh! Presumably Kaylee is derived from similar Irish names such as Keela or Keelin. If I had to pick one of the spellings that seemed the most juvenile and hard to take seriously, that would be it. I know that style-wise, Kaylee and Lorelai don't "match", but we both love the name so we don't care. Keelin comes from the Gaelic “Caoilfhinn” (pronounced kale + in) which translates into “slender” (caol) and “white, fair, pure” (finn). These personalities will not tolerate injustice.

I agree that the simpler look is appealing, though. Kayleigh It doesn't matter how much you keep coming around to Kaylee/Kayleigh, if you can't agree there doesn't seem much point in having the same discussions over & over. Kaylee.

I just think it looks prettier. They are compassionate people with a strong sensitivity to others. I also feel like the -leigh spelling looks like we're trying to be fancy or pretentious for the sake of being fancy or to avoid making her "one of many" in her class (not the case; it's a trendy name no matter how you spell it, and when the teacher calls roll it won't matter how it's spelled if there are four other Kaylee/Kayleigh/Kaylies in the class). Nines are capable of great spiritual and humanitarian achievements. I've seen: In my opinion, if it's a traditional or real name, I prefer it spelled the original way, such as Ashley or Ashleigh, or Caroline or Karolyne.

We cannot find any childrens books with the first name Kaylie, We cannot find any popular or well-known songs with the name of Kaylie.

All the others just look made-up to me.

Who’s to say? Baby Name Ideas and Dilemmas: Help, please. As far as the spelling, I prefer Kayleigh. They are courageous and fearless, able to fight great battles on behalf of worthy causes. Hmm. Names than end in -ee are one of my big personal naming dislikes—I agree with what hyz said about them being "overly phonetic," and they just kind of look screechy on the page to me. Kaylee (or however it is spelled) is a completly made up name that got into style somehow. are of such recent origin that it’s difficult to ascertain the true etymological elements, particularly since it occurs in so many different spelling variations. Plus, you only have one somewhat-alternative syllable. Of course, that could be spelled many ways too, but I just feel like it goes better with the sister name. namecandy - Celebrity baby names, ask the Name Lady, & more. I don't really have a preference for either spelling and both are common enough. We both like the name Kaylee Aurora, but he wants to spell it Kayleigh.

I'm going to vote for Kayleigh because I do think that it's visually prettier, goes better with Loralei, and with all the names ending in "leigh" that have popped up over the last few years, I think that it will be much more familiar to people than it would have been even a decade ago. Kaylees are all that other woman hope to be. They want to make the world a better place. I know this is a really old thread now.

But I thought I'd add some more input for future similar situations. I don't mind names like: Like, names that are just missing a letter or adding a letter. Khyleigh and Kaeleigh, for example, seem like they're trying much harder to be different. ), but Kayleigh follows phonetic rules and naming conventions and does not bother me. Adding just one syllable makes it sound more sophisticated and on par with Lorelai. But I'll throw in another option that you've probably considered and ruled out: Kali. I have a friend who just named her daughter Kaely. This is the type of name that appeals to simple, no-nonsense parents who like cutesy names (Kaylie, Bailey, Rylie, Haylie, Kylie, Call… But all of these versions will inevitably sound relatively immature now, since they only began to appear on the charts around the 1980s or 90s, and skyrocketed in the 2000s, so there's almost nobody over the age of about 20 named any of these variations. I don't have much to add... basically agree with the others that it's a toss up. I also think that the increased occurrence of that spelling takes away any pretension that might have existed in the past.

All Rights Reserved. They are usually very accomplished and … Our older daughter's name is Lorelai Elizabeth. Nobody now has a problem imagining Linda as a judge or doctor, and in 30 years it may be the same for Kayl__.

© 2020 Wild Sky Media All rights reserved. Every time I see Kayleigh I read it Kaylay, even though I know it is meant to be Kaylee. All the Kaylee's I've ever met had struggles with spelling things out for people. If it's a made up name (just like Nevaeh is) it doesn't even matter how you spell it! Neither spelling looks fancy or pretentious to me because, honestly, Kaylee/Kayleigh is such an unassuming/mainstream name that I don't think it would be possible to make it look pretentious with any spelling. Getting back to the name situation at hand: The first idea that popped into my head was to suggest Kaylea (pronounced KAY-lee-yuh). My coworker's granddaughter is named Kaylea, and I think it's very pretty. My only concern in terms of immaturity is that Kaylee & co. may be more like Tammy, Brittany, Crystal, Tiffany in sounding perpetually trendy in a youthful way, even when the actual youth has faded and the trend is over, whereas Linda and Donna, etc., somehow feel like they have more weight to them. the only other spelling option I like is Kaylie. Uncommon boy names- pros and cons ›. I often pronounce -leigh as lay in my head. I like it, and I get compliments on it. Kaley looks like it should be pronounced like "Callie" to me, and we both agree that Kaylie looks too little-girl, and we don't like the double-y in Kayley. I petitioned hard for that spelling because while I love the sound of the name Lorelei, I hate the look of the -ei at the end and the -ele- in the middle. I don't think I can add much to the spelling debate; I know someone by this name, and she spells it Kayleigh, so that's what seems closest to "correct" for me, but I don't mind a more phonetic variant like Kaylee -- the name originates from English attempts at spelling an Irish surname, after all, and anything's better than Irish spelling! I don't think either is particularly "fancy or pretentious" and I suspect you'll consistenly get the same pronunciation with both. Or maybe use a baby name poll and agree in advance that you'll use the winner.

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