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June 8th, 2013, 12:17 PM
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We are 99% sure we are naming our baby girl Hayley (due July 2nd) but i continue to worry about the spelling. It seems like "Hailey" is the most common way to spell it and I do really like it that way but I also like Hayley. Depending on the spelling will also probably affect the middle name. Here's what we have in mind:

Hailey Nicole
Hayley Madelyn
Hailey Siobhan

I think the 'i' spelling looks better with our son's name (Eli Jameson) But by itself I think the 'y' spelling looks better lol. I blame the pregnancy hormones!

What do you think looks the best??
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June 8th, 2013, 02:03 PM
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I like Hailey Nicole best!
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June 8th, 2013, 03:39 PM
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I like them both so I am no help!
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June 8th, 2013, 06:08 PM
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I don't want to make it more difficult but here are some other spellings to consider:


For the two you already mentioned, consider that Hailey is more common so if you want it to be more rare, go with Hayley.

I do like Nicole best for a middle name.
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June 8th, 2013, 07:08 PM
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oh yes i've been thru every single spelling of this name haha. originally we wanted 'haylee' then 'hayley' and now i feel like im leaning more towards 'hailey' b/c yes it is more common
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June 8th, 2013, 09:41 PM
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I like Hailey best! And I think Hailey Nicole is a very nice name.
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June 8th, 2013, 09:49 PM
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My niece is Hali and it's a pretty name

I actually prefer the Hailey of your two choices. I think the Hayley looks a bit off, for some reason
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June 9th, 2013, 08:48 AM
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I definitely prefer the Hailey spelling... That's my nieces name
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June 9th, 2013, 10:27 PM
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I like the Hailey spelling best Changing it to a less common spelling doesn't' make the name less common... just makes it more likely to be mispelled. I do agree that Hailey and Eli look better together than Hayley and Eli
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June 9th, 2013, 11:07 PM
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My favorite spelling is Haleigh, but I think Hailey goes better with Eli than Hayley
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June 10th, 2013, 09:09 AM
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I prefer Hailey.

I also tend to pronounce them differently, depending on how they are spelled. Hailey is "hail-ee" and Hayley is "hay-lee"

Hailey definitely looks better on its own AND with Eli.

I like Hailey Siobhan.
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June 10th, 2013, 01:01 PM
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I also prefer Hailey - I think Hailey Nicole is a beautiful name
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