Really weird. I came on here to look up threads on [name_u]Wylie[/name_u] for a girl and you just posted this and its one of the first threads I see. Crazy
We are naming our girl, due in [name_f]May[/name_f], [name_u]Wylie[/name_u]. There has been a decent amount of backlash. But also multiple people really have fallen in love with it.
I posted asking for middle name help on Babycenter baby name group and got over 200 comments of people absolutely HATING it. They also said to spell it [name_m]Wiley[/name_m] if I must name her that because “made up spellings are stupid”. But [name_u]Wylie[/name_u] is a legitimate spelling and I feel it relates the name more to the [name_u]River[/name_u] Wylyle and takes it a bit further from the word Wily that has a fairly negative connotation (which doesn’t bother me)…
But I have done my “research” and feel comfortable giving her the name regardless of what a bunch of internet people say.
I have messaged a bunch of girl [name_u]Wylie[/name_u]/[name_m]Wiley[/name_m]/Wylee’s on Instagram to see what they think of their name. I know, super creepy. But I really wanted to be thorough. LOL
Everyone that replied said they [name_u]LOVE[/name_u] their name. One said she was “indifferent” growing up because she had never heard it before. But now that she is in her 20s she absolutely loves it. One said she “loves it. now” as she had a lot of teachers and baristas call out “willy” when she was younger. But now that shes older she owns it.
One said that she’s obsessed with her name. It gives her a sense of confidence and ownership.
Many of them said they get the "wile .e coyote reference a decent amount of the time but it is ALWAYS from an older person. And they are being friendly and trying to be funny. It did not bother most of the girls I messaged.
One woman I messaged had a 6 year old [name_u]Wylie[/name_u]. She said she has zero regrets. And her daughter loves being the only [name_u]Wylie[/name_u] she knows. She said she does have to correct people from [name_u]Riley[/name_u] but it has taught her daughter to stand up for herself and speak up when people are wrong.
Sorry this is so long, just figured you’d want to have all of the info that I have acquired.