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    Annesley v. Ansley

    S/O and I are really liking the name Annesley/Ansley at the moment - it ticks a lot of boxes for us both, but we can’t seem to settle on a spelling.

    Annesley was our first pick originally between the two - it was just the default way we seemed to spell it, and this spelling directly honours beloved family members with the “Anne” beginning. However, it has never ranked in the SSA Top 1000, so we worry that this spelling could be problematic.

    Ansley is more common (ranking for the last 24 years, always around the 600-900 mark), and feels less complicated and easier to wear and spell, but for us, has no family connection.

    While we do like Ainsley, it just doesn’t do it for us as much as Annesley/Ansley at the moment (though we are a couple of years off from having kids)!

    Do you prefer Annesley or Ansley?

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    Are you pronouncing them the same as Ainsley? With Anne at the start, I'm more inclined to say Anne-slee rather than ayn-slee.

    I prefer the Ansley spelling, I can't say I'd ever come across Annesley before. But if it has meaning for you, go for it.
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    @carysmarie, No, we are pronouncing them differently, I just wanted to avoid 10 replies with “have you considered Ainsley?” LOL! I believe the two names are related though.

    We pronounce Annesley/Ansley as Anne-slee

    Thanks for the feedback!!
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    cambrie / collins / destiny / ella / finley / gracelyn / hadley
    irelyn / jersey / journee / kamryn / kendall / laikynn / mckinley
    quinnlyn / remington / riley / sydney / tinley / waverly / zoey

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    I prefer the streamlined look of Ansley and I think it would be easier to wear day to day. It's a nice name, either way!
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    I'd pronounce Ansley as ANS-lee and Annesley as AN-slee. Personally I'd rather be called Ansley, it's the less ''weird'' spelling.
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    I much prefer Ansley and I think it still honours Anne
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    I prefer Ansley but I don’t dislike Annesley. My pesky brain just wants to pronounce the E when I say it so it’d be more like ann-es-lee. I have the same issue with the Brookelyn spelling where I wanna say it brook-ell-en instead.
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    I prefer Ansley, and think it still honours Anne with the sound

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    Sorry, but you lost me...both look misspelled/made-up, which I am not a fan of because it's a lifelong sentence to correcting the pronounciation and/or spelling.

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    I much prefer Ansley. Less hassle with the spelling and much sweeter.
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