Is this for a character? I like [name]Hayley[/name] (like [name]Hayley[/name] [name]Mills[/name]) and [name]Kayleigh[/name] (like the 80s song by Marillion - although I read somewhere it was for someone named [name]Kay[/name] [name]Lee[/name], two names with a space in the middle). I was actually reading up on the name [name]Catherine[/name] and find [name]Kay[/name] and all the [name]Kayla[/name] names and [name]Kaylee[/name] name, and some that rhyme with either of those but start with another letter, are related to [name]Catherine[/name] - as [name]Kay[/name] is a standard, if uncommon these days, diminutive variant (i.e. nickname or such as like the name [name]May[/name] or [name]Molly[/name] are considered stand-alones derived from [name]Mary[/name]) of [name]Katherine[/name]… or really any name that starts with K, but it got linked to [name]Katherine[/name]/[name]Catherine[/name]. Strangely, if you add a Ma or Mi or Mc to [name]Kayla[/name], the site I’m looking at links it to [name]Michaela[/name], but [name]Kayla[/name] is linked to [name]Catherine[/name]. That seems like an odd filing system, doesn’t it?
I also like the spelling [name]Haley[/name] - it’s a surname I’m familiar with, but it kind of looks too masculine! I can understand why so many people think they’re doing a good thing by sticking extra letters in it. The popular spelling [name]Kaylee[/name] seems most direct and least fussy, but I did fall in love with the name when I heard the song and consider ‘[name]Kayleigh[/name]’ the “correct” way to spell it - perhaps it’s their fault so many people “leigh up” other names that normally end in -lie, -ley, or -lee. Sorry to add so many extra thoughts to your question, but the “lee” names sort of remind me of the popularity of “een” names that seemed so with it in the 1940s, give or take a decade. I guess that’s enough thinking. Good luck with your choice.