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  1. #1
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    Question Gender specific spelling of "Riley"?

    Is there a specific way to spell Riley for boys? Looks like we've settled on this for a middle name after John G. Riley, but when I look up this spelling on Namberry, it comes back pink. Is this just one of those now gender neutral names that are more popular with girls at the moment?

  2. #3
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    Riley and Reilly are the most masculine looking to me, I think because of the surname factor.
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    Riley could be either or, Reilly is all boy to me.
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    Riley is all masculine in my opinion, since it is also surname.
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  5. #9
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    Either Riley and Reilly for a boy. The Riley spelling is also used for girls as well. The other more cutesy spellings of Rylie, Rylee and Ryleigh are more common for girls.
    All the best,
    Mischa.

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