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  1. #11
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    Re: Radley

    No. If anything it's closer to Bradley in sound than Riley. I don't get Riley from it at all, honestly! I just think great literature! And that's always neat, right? Dashiell and Radley. I like it! But, yes, I definitely think a strong and sturdy middle name combination (i.e., Radley William Warfield) is in order. I could see a little boy with hair a bit darker than Dash's being a Radley... ;-)

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    Re: Radley

    I agree with Lemon, I think it's closer to Bradley than Riley too. The other possibility which it sounds like is Hadley, which when I looked it up I was surprised to see is trending girls, but only around the 400's.

    Certainly I don't think it's too close to Riley and in fact I think it's a very nice alternative for a boy to Riley which seems to have swung more or less over to the girls. I think it goes well with Dashiell too and like Lemon said, with a nice strong traditional male name it's very clear as to the gender.

    I like it.
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    Re: Radley

    Hmm, I just wrote a comment and I don't know where it went. Do you think this boy looks like a Radley? http://cdn.sheknows.com/articles/201...ar-old-boy.jpg I think so.

    I'm excited that Radley has gotten such a positive response! I wasn't really expecting it. I liked it a lot before and now I like it even more . Radley William Warfield really is handsome, isn't it? I can actually see myself using this one, how exciting!
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    Re: Radley

    Quote Originally Posted by lyndsayjenness
    Hmm, I just wrote a comment and I don't know where it went. Do you think this boy looks like a Radley? http://cdn.sheknows.com/articles/201...ar-old-boy.jpg I think so.
    Yes, that's little Rad! :-)
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  5. #19
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    Re: Radley

    Honestly, I don't like it. I'm in the minority but if just feels like the B was left of Bradley. I think you'll have to correct a lot of people who think they're mishearing you and so take on the B. I also think 'rad' is a dated word and gives the same feel to the nn.
    Switching careers and becoming an RN! Sadly mommy plans will have to wait until that's done. Still loving names though!

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