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September 20th, 2012 12:27 AM #1
help finding names that go well with Wiley
I had the perfect girl's name picked out and was 100% sure that's what I was having. Then today I had my ultrasound and he surprised us all! The last name is Taylor and I really like Wiley because it was my grandfather's name, but I'm not sure if I like it as a first or middle. I'm not a big fan of top 100 names, but I worry that Wiley might be too uncommon now (people might keep thinking his name is Riley, for example) so that's where the first vs. middle name debate comes in. I also like the name Xander, since my name is Alexandra and I go by Alex so it's a version of my name without the chance of both winding up with the same nickname, but I'm concerned about its rising popularity, plus I think Xander Taylor doesn't sound great due to the similar sound at the end of both names. I also like the names Valen and Jamie but both have picked up negative connotations from people I know.
Anyway, suggestions would be appreciated for a name that fits well with Wiley and Taylor. I'd rather ask you guys than friends and family so I don't wind up hearing "Why didn't you use the name I said? It was perfect." about 50 times. Thanks all!
September 20th, 2012 02:41 AM #3
I like all the suggestions you have come up with, Jamie being my favourite followed by Xander. Wiley is pretty cool too and would be an interesting first name option and a nice homage to your grandfather. But here is some combos I came up with:
Alasdair/Alistair/Alastor Wiley Taylor
Wiley Alasdair Taylor
Alasdair is the Scottish form of Alexander and Alexandra, but you could use Alistair/Alastair/Alastor as well depending on which one you prefer
James Wiley Taylor
Wiley James Taylor
I think this sounds great with Wiley, and it is similar to Jamie
Here are a few more just off the top of my head:
I'm happy to suggest more if you want
The Ever-Changing List:
Eleanor | Isobel | Susanna "Sosie" | Lydia | Claire
Theon | Ezra | Alexander "Xan" | Gideon | Kit
September 20th, 2012 03:03 AM #5Senior Member
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September 20th, 2012 10:19 AM #7
I like Wiley fine in the first spot. I don't think anyone will think his name is Riley.
Forms of Alexander:
Wiley Alsandair -- this is an Old Greek and Irish form of Alexander from what I've found. I think it's cool
September 20th, 2012 10:25 AM #9Member
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September 20th, 2012 12:04 PM #11
The more I search for a name to go with Wiley, the more I'm sure that's what I'll actually call him, even if it's his middle name. I was trying to avoid calling him by his middle name, as I feel it will be a source of annoyance, having to correct every teacher on the first day of class, but I want the whole name to have nice flow and I had to always tell teachers to call me Alex instead of Alexandra and I'm no worse for wear.