Is it too unusual?

Hey there

So for a while now I’ve had a massive list of names. Boys names were easy and I’m happy with the list I have. But girl names are a problem. I had about 10 names I loved but now I don’t like. The only name that I love at the moment is [name_m]Oakleigh[/name_m]. ” I loved it ever since I heard it and I like that spelling only as I feel its more feminine. I’ve come across a few boys called [name_u]Oakley[/name_u] but I just [name_u]Love[/name_u] it as a girls name more what do you think? It’s not overly unusual? I don’t want a name that lots of girls have. I’m open to suggestions of unusual names like [name_m]Oakleigh[/name_m]? (I know it’s a sunglasses brand but that does not bother me) ”

I love both [name_u]Oakley[/name_u] and [name_m]Oakleigh[/name_m] on a girl.

[name_u]Oak[/name_u] feels very feminine to me.

I’ve seen [name_m]Oakleigh[/name_m]/[name_u]Oakley[/name_u] be considered for boys and girls before so I don’t think it’s too unusual - it has the same sort of feel as [name_u]Ashley[/name_u] or [name_u]Hadley[/name_u] to me, so I don’t think it’s too out there.

Some other suggestions : [name_u]Ashby[/name_u], [name_u]Keely[/name_u], [name_u]Winslow[/name_u], [name_f]Arbor[/name_f], [name_f]Elowen[/name_f], [name_u]Hartley[/name_u], [name_f]Nola[/name_f], [name_u]Bellamy[/name_u], [name_m]Cove[/name_m], [name_u]Lennox[/name_u], [name_f]Suri[/name_f], [name_f]Romilly[/name_f]

I [name_u]LOVE[/name_u] [name_u]Oakley[/name_u]! I have considered Oaklyn which is also pretty similar :slight_smile: I actually prefer the spelling [name_m]Oaklee[/name_m] for a girl. I think [name_m]Oakleigh[/name_m] is a little over complicated.

I DEFINITELY don’t think it’s too unusual. I have seen way weirder. :slight_smile: I think it’s unique and trendy. Go for it!

Not too unusual. The ending might be misspelled, but hopefully people can be easily corrected. Good luck!

I have a niece named [name_u]Oakley[/name_u]. I’m not a fan unfortunately but obviously it’s just nms :confused: I think it’s best spelled the original way. Otherwise I think that it won’t age well and people might be judgey about the [name_u]Leigh[/name_u] ending.

[name_u]Oakley[/name_u] is already unisex and quite unusual, outside the US top 100, so I don’t think you need to spell it [name_m]Oakleigh[/name_m] for your daughter to stand out or to make sure it seems feminine. I agree with the previous poster who said that the -leigh ending will most likely feel dated in a couple of years. And keep in mind that -leigh names are names that people usually make fun of, if that’s something that bothers you.
Some other similar names you might like:

I think [name_m]Oakleigh[/name_m] would be a lovely name for your daughter, although I do prefer the simpler [name_u]Oakley[/name_u] spelling.

I actually really like the sound of [name_u]Oakley[/name_u], and think itd sound very sweet on a girl! while it’s not personally my style, I still think it’s a nice name and I definitely see the appeal of it.

I agree with other posters though, the [name_m]Oakleigh[/name_m] spelling feels trendy and might be slightly dated in a few years.
I think [name_u]Oakley[/name_u] is already unisex enough, you dont need a different spelling for it to be more feminine.
If you dont mind that though, you should use the spelling you love.