Lee is nms but it's by no means too short of a name or not usable. It's got a definite character and charm to it that could serve any boy/man well.
(PS: I don't much love it because it's to -leigh, -ley, -ly for me but that's really purely a personal thing. I know a Lee and he's great and the name really fits - it's his mn though which he exclusively goes by).
I personally LOVE Lee... it brings to mind Robert E. Lee, a gentleman soldier. I'm also one that loves the simplicity... these days so many names are so frilly... it's nice to hear one that's short, manly, and rugged. I imagine this name on a manly, outdoorsy man... And I don't think it's a problem that it's so short. What I love about Lee is that 1. It ages well... it will fit a toddler just as well as a man, 2. It's the anti-trendy, and 3. It's easy to wear (unlike Leopold, imho, which you see fitting only one specific kind of a man).
Thank you guys for all the feedback!! I never expected this much but this is so cool. I'll come back later and read it all more closely, but I wanted to quickly tell you how much I appreciate it....
@taz- thankyou for sticking up for Lee! I also quite like John and Louis, but I often have a bit more of a wilder taste.
@stephanie413- I also have a few longer names I like with the nn Lee, but I don't love them like I love Lee.
@javad- I never thought of the Chinese connection until you mentioned it. I know Lee used to be quite a common filler name, an boring name maybe. About Lee as a nn, see previous.
@emmabobemma- Thanks.... And about Love as a name, I've been wondering if its too much. When the time comes, if I'd actually have a girl I don't know if i'd have the nerve to use the name. But I do really like it.
I've always liked the name Lee. It's handsome and strong, even if it is only 3 letters. Hey, it'll be easy for him to learn to spell.
Sorry guys, for the brief, spaced replies I give. I love this place but I don't get on here much, sooo.....
@emilyva- Lee Pace???? no.... And, ya I'm definitely thinking a longer mn. Or maybe two mns. I like Evander, but Lee Evander runs together a little. It looks and sounds awesome tho, really loving it. And Maximillian is cool, but is it unbalanced with just Lee?
marsy33- You're expecting?!? Congratulations. Ohhh..I like Hartley, Ripley, Riley, Wiley, Leander.... I love your style! Another one I like is Barkley.
@tfzolghadr- Did I get your username spelled right?=D Your number 2, "It's anti-trendy" is especially what I hope for in this name. And I hope it doesn't get too popular. I also totally agree with you on Leopold, and some other such names...
@lightsea and claireelise- Thank you. I doubt I'd even think of think of this name if it didn't have meaning to me, but it does, and I love it! I think I will try to find a mn that's a bit long and more unusual. Like ??? Lol about it being easy to spell. So true;)