Charlie/Charley and Davey/Daveigh

What do you think of these names for a girl? They wouldn’t be short for anything. I’ve been looking over our shortlist of names for [name]Annie[/name], and these were on it. I really love them, but I’m not sure if a) they would work well with such classics as [name]Olive[/name] and [name]Anneliese[/name], and b) they would work well on a girl. What do you think?

I think both would look odd next to classics like [name]Olive[/name] and [name]Anneliese[/name]. I think that in this age, a female [name]Charley[/name] or [name]Davey[/name] (Daveigh looks really weird to me) wouldn’t be unheard of (and will probably increase in recognition). To be perfectly frank, however, my boyfriend and the guys he hangs out with once agreed over a beer that “[name]Charley[/name] on a girl is a stripper name.” I really don’t know where they got that (as opposed to the plethora of other options out there; none of them are really into that scene, so maybe they just don’t know?), but that image is fairly ingrained in my mind now when I think of nicknamey boy names on girls. [name]Alas[/name]! As for me, I don’t mind them, but they do seem overly casual to me.

[name]Charlie[/name]- [name]Charlotte[/name], [name]Charlene[/name], [name]Charlaine[/name], [name]Charlise[/name], [name]Charla[/name], [name]Cherish[/name], Charleeza, [name]Charlisa[/name], [name]Chastity[/name]

Maybe you like [name]Devi[/name] for [name]Devon[/name], [name]Devonne[/name], Devorrah, Devine?

[name]Charlie[/name] and [name]Davey[/name] on their own for a girl? I’m going to have to go with no for that one. Especially next to [name]Olive[/name] and [name]Anneliese[/name]. [name]Both[/name] of those names are very feminine. [name]Davey[/name]/[name]Charlie[/name] would be the odd-woman out. As a nickname for [name]Charlotte[/name], [name]Charlie[/name] is cute.

I agree with pp. I dont think [name]Charlie[/name] and [name]Davey[/name] go well with [name]Olive[/name] and [name]Anneliese[/name]. I think [name]Charlotte[/name] would be nice with the nickname [name]Charlie[/name].

I like [name]Charlie[/name] as a nn for [name]Charlotte[/name] a lot (although not as much as [name]Lola[/name]). As a full name, though, both [name]Charlie[/name] and [name]Davy[/name] are both way too masculine and cutesy for me personally, sorry. I agree that they aren’t a perfect fit with [name]Olive[/name] and [name]Anneliese[/name] (gorgeous names, btw!). I think [name]Olive[/name], [name]Anneliese[/name], and [name]Charlotte[/name] would be great, though, and I think even [name]Davina[/name]/[name]Davida[/name] nn [name]Davey[/name] could be cute. Not sure it really fits with [name]Olive[/name] and [name]Anneliese[/name] like [name]Charlotte[/name], but I like them both quite a bit, anyhow. :slight_smile:

Good luck!

[name]Davida[/name]/[name]Davita[/name] (dah-VEE-da is how I’ve heard it, not [name]DAVE[/name]-ih-da) are both quite dated and unstylish but I have an inexplicable soft spot for them regardless.

When I see Daveigh I think of Daveigh [name]Chase[/name], the actress who voiced [name]Lilo[/name] in “[name]Lilo[/name] and Stitch”, who pronounces it Dah-vay. Which I think is nicer than [name]Davey[/name].

No, I don’t think they would work or go well with [name]Olive[/name] or [name]Anneliese[/name].

If you want to call her [name]Charlie[/name] [which I do think is a cute nickname], I’d name her [name]Charlotte[/name], as that name does go well with [name]Olive[/name] and [name]Anneliese[/name].

[name]Davey[/name] just makes me think of [name]Davey[/name] [name]Crocket[/name] or [name]Davey[/name] [name]Jones[/name].

If you’re pronouncing Daveigh as dah-vay then I think it fits
I don’t consider [name]Olive[/name] a classic, more like kooky and hipster-ish. Daveigh sounds vintage-y

There aren’t many made up names that I like but I always thought Daveigh was lovely.

I think [name]Charlie[/name] is a very cute nn for a girl but I don’t like it (or [name]Davey[/name]) on a girl.
I’m not really one for blatantly blurring the gender lines with a given name.