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View Poll Results: Riley
Girl 11 50.00%
Boy 11 50.00%
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  #1  
October 24th, 2007, 07:33 PM
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Do you feel Riley is more a girls name or boys?
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October 24th, 2007, 07:49 PM
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I chose "boy" because it sounds more masculine than feminine to me, but I agree with the previous poster about it being a common name for dogs. There is a dog in my neighborhood named Riley. I wouldn't use it for a child for that reason.
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October 24th, 2007, 07:52 PM
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I like it for a girl.
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October 24th, 2007, 08:29 PM
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I can't vote... I knew a few Riley's growing up that were guys.. but nowadays it seems like it's been used for girls a lot more, so I think it's both
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October 24th, 2007, 08:52 PM
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im really torn on this one. I know a little boy named Riley as well as older girl with this names. i think it works equally well for both sexes.
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October 24th, 2007, 09:26 PM
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I think of it as a dogs name Too bad because it is so dang cute!!

I would say now days it is more a girl name but when i was growing up it was more a boy name!

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I chose "boy" because it sounds more masculine than feminine to me, but I agree with the previous poster about it being a common name for dogs. There is a dog in my neighborhood named Riley. I wouldn't use it for a child for that reason.[/b]
Same here..the people next door named their dog that..lol
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October 24th, 2007, 09:54 PM
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I think its more of a girl's name.
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October 24th, 2007, 09:59 PM
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I didn't vote, because I think it's equally boy and girl. *I* would say it sounds more like a boy's name, but here in Kansas it's being used for girls all the time. In my birthing class, all 6 of us were having girls and 2 of them were going to be Riley's. Then, when my daughter was about a month old, a mom in the Children's Place started talking to me. Her 8 month old's name was Briley.

I think it's kind of like Cameron. Real popular with both genders.

As far as it being used for dogs, I haven't known any dog Riley's. And, I wouldn't not use a name because it's used for animals. People use ALL names for their animals. There are dogs named Isabella. I have a friend with a cat named Isabelle. It didn't stop me from using that name for my daughter. And Max is currently one of the most popular names for dogs, but I still like it as a nn for this coming baby if it's a boy.
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October 25th, 2007, 02:50 AM
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I have only ever come across boys named Riley, so I think of it as a boy's name
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October 25th, 2007, 06:04 AM
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I think it works for either.
I'm in England though and i only know a couple of male riley's, no females.
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October 25th, 2007, 09:47 AM
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I think of it as a boy name.
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October 25th, 2007, 10:18 AM
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I voted boy... but I think it works equally on both.
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October 25th, 2007, 10:22 AM
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I LOVE it for a girl, but I would spell it Ryleigh.
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October 25th, 2007, 04:12 PM
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October 26th, 2007, 09:54 AM
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I think it can be used for either....

For a girl I like Rylee or Ryleigh
For a boy, Riley
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October 26th, 2007, 11:40 AM
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I agree. It could definitely be used for either. Lately ..it's mostly little girls though!!
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October 26th, 2007, 05:04 PM
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I say girl.
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October 26th, 2007, 05:20 PM
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Dog!!

Rylee - girl
Riley - boy

I voted boy.
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I adore this name for a boy, and if it was strictly a boys name, I would definitely consider using it... but since its so unisex, I cant bring myself too. Besides, most Riley/Rylee's around here are girls anyway, including my friend's daughter (Rylee).

I think it fits w/ either... but I just like it better on a boy.
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