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  1. #1
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    Ainsley?

    I was wondering if the name Ainsley sounds pretty for a girl. I love the south and southern names, but is this one a little too outdated?

  2. #3
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    I think of the male chef, Ainsley Harriott. I can't see it on a girl. I don't even like it on a boy. It's too surnamey for me.
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  3. #5
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    All the Ainsleys I've met have been girls so it definitely sounds girly to me. I don't think it sounds dated either. It seems to fit in well with popular names while still being different. I like it!

  4. #7
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    This sounds more like a girls name to me, but I don't have any prior associations with the name. I think it's beautiful!!
    Married to my best friend Y Expecting our first - Ronan Axel - Oct 2014

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  5. #9
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    To me Ainsley is a boys name. However, sound wise it wouldn't feel odd on a girl.
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