Help please!!!!!

My d-i-l is now considering [name]Kailey[/name] and [name]Riley[/name] for the twins. She does want the [name]Riley[/name] spelling for that one, not sure of spelling she wants to use for [name]Kailey[/name]. There are so many. First of all, I do think it is a cute name but it is just so popular and seems way too trendy. I didn’t want to express those concerns to her when she mentioned it lest she feel I was sticking my nose in their business. Could you maybe help me come up with some alternatives to [name]Kailey[/name] with a little less popularity and trendiness to them? They need to go well as a twin name to [name]Riley[/name] (they seem stuck on that one). Any thoughts of some names that I could throw out there that they might like?

[name]How[/name] about [name]Carla[/name]?

[name]Carla[/name] and [name]Reilly[/name]? [name]Riley[/name]?

[name]AH[/name]! No, not [name]Kailey[/name]! Sorry…

Okay, as a twin, I am asking you to suggest names to them that don’t end in the Y sound, as [name]Riley[/name] does. So, how about:

[name]Riley[/name] and [name]Peyton[/name] - This could DEFINITELY be BB twins, though.
[name]Riley[/name] and [name]Harper[/name]
[name]Riley[/name] and [name]Ellis[/name]
[name]Riley[/name] and [name]Hollis[/name]

If they like [name]Riley[/name], maybe they would like a different name that sounds similar but is more unique and sounds more feminine, in my opinion. The name is [name]Halsey[/name], and it is historically significant - the surname of a WWII naval hero. [name]Halsey[/name] is pronounced [name]HALL[/name]-szee, and I think it is really cute! I once knew a [name]Halsey[/name] - she was sporty, cute, and intelligent - and the name fit her so well. And, she was the only one with it. See if they like that one, and we can try and find more to match…

riley is really cute and trendy but [name]Kailey[/name] is over used maybe
[name]Bailey[/name] and [name]Riley[/name]
i read this and thought [name]Harper[/name] was really cute
[name]Riley[/name] and [name]Casey[/name]
[name]Riley[/name] and [name]Taylor[/name]
[name]Riley[/name] and [name]Jamie[/name]
[name]Riley[/name] and [name]Skyler[/name]
[name]Riley[/name] and [name]Cory[/name] or [name]Cori[/name]
[name]Riley[/name] and [name]Mackenzie[/name]
[name]Riley[/name] and [name]Sydney[/name]
[name]Riley[/name] and [name]Rowan[/name]

[name]How[/name] about . . .

[name]Riley[/name] and [name]Arden[/name]
[name]Riley[/name] and [name]Amity[/name]
[name]Riley[/name] and [name]Bellamy[/name]
[name]Riley[/name] and Berea
[name]Riley[/name] and [name]Cassidy[/name]
[name]Riley[/name] and [name]Ellery[/name]
[name]Riley[/name] and [name]Iris[/name]
[name]Riley[/name] and [name]Lauren[/name]
[name]Riley[/name] and [name]Margo[/name]
[name]Riley[/name] and [name]Tessa[/name]
[name]Riley[/name] and [name]Willow[/name]
[name]Riley[/name] and [name]Zilla[/name]

Is [name]Riley[/name] a boy or a girl?

Here are some ideas, some have a boyish feel like [name]Riley[/name].

[name]Both[/name] twins are girls! I like both names by themselves separately although I think [name]Kailey[/name] (and it’s many variant spellings are just too overused). However, when used together for a set of twins, there is just too much of the -ley sound. Anyone else with ideas?

Maybe [name]Rory[/name] would be a good alternative to [name]Riley[/name], as [name]Riley[/name] is rather masculine in my opinion. [name]Every[/name] [name]Riley[/name] I’ve met, personally, has been a male.

[name]Riley[/name] would be cute with [name]Quinn[/name], [name]Taylor[/name], or [name]Teagan[/name].
[name]Rory[/name] would be cute with [name]Cailan[/name], [name]Sloane[/name], or [name]Teagan[/name].
[name]Halsey[/name] would be cute with [name]Blake[/name], [name]Carson[/name], or [name]Devon[/name].

Sorry for repeats!

[name]Connelly[/name] (then again, both [name]Kailey[/name] and [name]Connelly[/name] end in “lee” sounds…)

Good luck! :slight_smile:

What about [name]Hailey[/name] instead of [name]Kailey[/name]?

I agree that [name]Kailey[/name] is too similar to [name]Riley[/name]… Personally I’d prefer [name]Kailey[/name]…

[name]Myla[/name] & [name]Riley[/name]
[name]Nyla[/name] & [name]Riley[/name]
Neah & [name]Riley[/name]
[name]Leah[/name] & [name]Riley[/name]
[name]Abby[/name] & [name]Riley[/name]
[name]Zoey[/name] & [name]Riley[/name]
[name]Kaylin[/name] & [name]Riley[/name]

Personally, I am not a big fan of “[name]Riley[/name]” as a given name. Maybe it’s just to trendy for my tastes, it seems to me like it will pitter out in about 10 years. I can however, see it as a nickname, so that the child has the option of using their longer name if they feel that they have ‘outgrown’ [name]Riley[/name].
Another name that I love, but I have the same problem with is “[name]Keely[/name]”. I adore it as a nickname, but just can’t see it as a full given name. I just don’t know what I’d use it as a nickname for, “Keeliana”, perhaps?

Honestly, I actually do think that ‘[name]Riley[/name]’ and ‘[name]Keely[/name]’ pair well together for your twins (I prefer [name]Keely[/name] to [name]Kailey[/name]).

Other ideas:
I really liked your “Amarisa” suggestion. I thought it was adorable; different and quirky, yet cute. I could see ‘[name]Abigail[/name]’ and ‘Amarise/a’ working together as they are both of hebrew origins. If only you could get ‘[name]Riley[/name]’ as a nn out of ‘[name]Abigail[/name]’, then you could have ‘[name]Riley[/name]’ and ‘[name]Reese[/name]’. I could see ‘Aila’ as a nn for ‘[name]Abigail[/name]’, so maybe ‘Aila’ and ‘Resa’.

“Mirai” - I saw this name for the first time this week and I absolutely love it. I believe it is Japanese. It is borne by one of the US olympic team figure skaters. I have no idea what it means, but you could definitely use ‘[name]Riley[/name]’ as a nn for it.

Good [name]Luck[/name] with this! I know that you have been exploring many different options and hopefully you’ll come to something soon that they’ll absolutely love and it’ll fit just right.

Hmmm what about:


I’m trying to think of names that remotely sound like [name]Kailey[/name].
I agree [name]Kailey[/name] is one of those names that no one will know how to spell because it has so many variations. [name]Kayley[/name], [name]Kaley[/name], [name]Kaly[/name], [name]Kaylee[/name] etc etc
It’s hard to change someone’s mind once they’re set on a name though - it could be much worse - she could be naming them [name]Nikki[/name] and [name]Vikki[/name] (not that they’re bad names) just the rhyming thing I don’t like.

[name]How[/name] about [name]Kelsey[/name]? It is an English/Irish girl or boy name, and not as trendy.

Poor uni, when you have so many beautiful names at your fingertips that you could suggest and they are thinking of [name]Riley[/name] and [name]Kailey[/name]?

Emergency we need an impressive set of names to woo them away from those names. ([name]Don[/name]'t tell them I said that).

If we have a [name]Riley[/name] her sis could be



[name]Georgia[/name] nn [name]Georgie[/name] and sis [name]Alexa[/name] nn [name]Lex[/name], [name]Georgia[/name] and [name]Alexa[/name]
[name]Finley[/name] and [name]Quinn[/name]
[name]Addison[/name] and [name]Avery[/name]
[name]Bellamy[/name] and [name]Rowan[/name]
[name]Marlowe[/name] and [name]Bellamy[/name]
Harlowe and [name]Petra[/name]
[name]Lola[/name] and [name]Martine[/name]
[name]Brynn[/name] and [name]Lark[/name]
[name]Rory[/name] and [name]Rowan[/name]
[name]Finley[/name] and [name]Arden[/name]
[name]Elin[/name] and [name]Carys[/name]
[name]Paige[/name] and [name]Courtney[/name]
[name]Audra[/name] and [name]Halle[/name]