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June 9th, 2014 05:22 PM #1Junior Member
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Which name do you like for our son? Reid/Reed, Ryan, or Riley?
We're having trouble picking a name for our son. We've got it down to 3 names. Which name do you think would be best? I listed our concerns below.
Reid/Reed - Concerned about misspelling of the name since there are two spellings and also people maybe thinking it's a weird a name since it's not extremely popular. Also concerned about bulling in school..."Reid...time to read."
Ryan - Concerned about it being too popular of a name. We know a lot of Ryans. It's a safe name and nice name, but maybe too common.
Riley - Love this name as it's a great name and a family name. However, we're concerned about the name now going to girls and it becoming a 100% girls name in the future. 60% girls had this name last year compared to 40% boys.
Thanks in advance for your input!
June 9th, 2014 05:29 PM #3jnsjdbljbjbjMichelle:
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June 9th, 2014 05:47 PM #7Senior Member
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June 9th, 2014 05:52 PM #9Senior Member
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I really like both Reid (prefer this spelling) and Riley. Ryan is NMS. Riley has a cuter, bouncier image to me (probably because I know the most adorable, energetic, sweet four-year-old boy named Riley) while Reid has a more classic, intellectual image (also, Spencer Reid from Criminal Minds). I think Riley is going to continue to be used on about the same level for boys and girls, and then probably slide down the charts after a while. It might end up being somewhat dated, but it's a lovely name and it does have a longer history of use than, say, Zayden. Reid might be a safer choice in terms of avoiding sounding dated, and I think it's familiar enough to not be too weird. In terms of personal preference, I'd give the edge slightly to Riley.Julia. Teenage lifelong name nerd and future mother
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