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August 12th, 2006, 06:53 AM
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My best friend is having a baby. She told me their name but swore me to secrecy that I would not tell anyone including her husband because he would get mad. The problem is, I think that it's a girl name and they are having a boy. I have heard it as a boy's name but spelled like Schuler or something like that. What do you think? My friend and her husband are kind of airheads and I am afraid they are going to make a big mistake. BTW the name is SKYLAR.
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August 12th, 2006, 07:36 AM
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I taught a boy named Skyler, that's the only time I've heard it. Definitely NMS at all.
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August 12th, 2006, 07:44 AM
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I like it on both. I know 3 boys with this name (24 years old, 3 years old, 1 years old) but I don't think I know any girls with this name. For the longest time I was in love with the name Skylar Allen for a boy. I don't know why, LOL But its not on my list anymore (plus DH hated it). Anyhow-- I think its cute for either gender. I prefer Skyler for a girl and Skylar for a boy.
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August 12th, 2006, 09:43 AM
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I like it for a girl.
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August 12th, 2006, 11:13 AM
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I know only boys named Skye and Skylar, also one Schuyler. But I know of a few girls with Skye as a middle name. I think it is a fairly unisex name, but leaning more to the boys side in my personal opinion.
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i like it better for a girl but it's ok on a boy, for a boy I'd spell it Skyler though.
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August 12th, 2006, 01:37 PM
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I know a girl with this name. I didn't know it was a unisex name.
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I think its better suited on a boy. I like Skye, Skyla and Skya for a girl but I've only ever known boys with the name Skyler.
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August 12th, 2006, 03:12 PM
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I looked it up and found the spelling SKYLAR to 100% be a girls spelling. The way they spell it for a boy is Schuyler. I am honestly really surprised to hear that some of you have known boys who were named that and were spelled SKYLAR because I could find no listings on line. I just don't want her to name her baby boy a girl's name. I understand that it is NGS but I think they should spell it SCHUYLER. It is of course JMO but I compare it to having a boy and naming him Kelly but spelling is KELLI.
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August 12th, 2006, 03:28 PM
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I looked it up and found the spelling SKYLAR to 100% be a girls spelling. The way they spell it for a boy is Schuyler. I am honestly really surprised to hear that some of you have known boys who were named that and were spelled SKYLAR because I could find no listings on line. I just don't want her to name her baby boy a girl's name. I understand that it is NGS but I think they should spell it SCHUYLER. It is of course JMO but I compare it to having a boy and naming him Kelly but spelling is KELLI.[/b]
I have never known a girl or boy with this name but I have always thought that SKYLAR was a girl and SCHUYLER was a boy.

Maybe you can point this out to your friend in a nice way so that she can re-think the spelling. Maybe even spelling it SKYLER would be more of a BOY way to spell it. I'm getting myself confused on this one! Mainly b/c I don't really like the spelling Schuyler.
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August 12th, 2006, 05:50 PM
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I looked it up and found the spelling SKYLAR to 100% be a girls spelling. The way they spell it for a boy is Schuyler.[/b]
Two my baby name books list Skylar in the Boys section. It's Dutch. In the girls there is a listing in one book (From Aaron to Zoe) for Skye, but then it says "from Schuyler" in the definition area and says See Boys Names. In the other book Baby Names, there is a listing for Sky in girls, but the definition says "word used as name". The boys section lists Schuyler, Skylar and Skyler.
I didn't bother looking online since I just happened to have 2 of my books beside me right now, but a lot of the time I find that name definitions online don't always match up with published book ones. There are several really good name sites, but a lot of them are just amateur collections of names, and not necessarily onomastically correct. Many of them reflect current trends rather than a names real meaning or history, such as the trend of giving girls names traditionally given to boys.
Doesn't mean it can't be used for a girl, just that it is traditionally a boys name. But then, once upon a time, so was Lindsay.

I don't think your friends son will have a hard time being named Skylar. It's nice of you to worry about him though, but unless the parents ask for your opinion, better keep your worries to yourself and keep the peace in the friendship
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August 12th, 2006, 07:26 PM
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It's nms for a girl or a boy, but especially not a boy
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The first person I ever met named Skylar was a boy. I think he spelled it Skyler. I would personally prefer it for a girl but don't think it is absolutely awful for a boy.
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August 13th, 2006, 06:57 AM
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The only people I know with this name are boys
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I have only heard this name on boys..;never for a girl
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Well I talked to her and she is going to do SKYLER. I think it sounds good and looks great!
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August 13th, 2006, 12:16 PM
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that's really borderline.. i could see it on a boy or a girl!
i'd definately spell it SKYLER, though, especially for a boy. SKYLAR is girly!! i met a girl who was spelled "Skylyr" once, i think that's pushing it though lol
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ive only heard of girls with that name
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