What is everyone’s thoughts on [name]Riley[/name] for a little boy. We have a very irish last name and our orginal name [name]Owen[/name] is totally out the window!

Thoughts on [name]Riley[/name]… used too often for a girl now??? Let me know, thanks!!!

PS… middle name will prob be [name]Michael[/name] (for my dad)

Thanks [name]Rachael[/name] :slight_smile:

I do think of it more as a girl’s name now.

I know the following [name]Riley[/name]'s:

niece: [name]Riley[/name] age 10
BFF’s daughter: [name]Riley[/name] age 8
neighbor’s daugher: [name]Riley[/name] age 3
neighbor’s son: [name]Riley[/name] age 3.5

I like [name]Riley[/name] for a boy myself, and although it is now more popular for girls (in the U.S.) I still think that it is a great name for a boy!

I know lots of girls named [name]Riley[/name], but can’t think of any boys right now, although I have generally heard of it as a boy’s name. I think its too bad that its grown so popular for girls as it makes a nice boy’s name too. I also really like it spelled [name]Reilly[/name] - a friend of mine did this based on an Irish surname in their family.

I know one of each gender, both in their 20’s. I personally prefer it on a boy and its actually on our short list for future boys and is one of my hubby’s favs.

Hmm…I just looked it up on the SSA List…
In 2008 it was 39 for girls and 106 for boys

I know 3 [name]Riley[/name]'s - all girls. I like it, but think of it as a popular girl’s name.

I think of [name]Riley[/name] for a girl’s name

In fact if I have a girl in the future, I plan on naming her [name]Riley[/name] [name]Nicole[/name]

Two of the [name]Riley[/name]'s I know are [name]Riley[/name] [name]Nicoles[/name]! :slight_smile:

I do like the spelling [name]Reilly[/name] for a boy though!

I also see it on girls more often than boys. I love [name]Michael[/name] as a first name even though it’s popular and [name]Michael[/name] [name]Riley[/name] sounds nice.