Ashley

(18 Posts)
StellaNova Mon 26-Nov-12 21:18:48

Makes me think of Gone With The Wind. Whenever I hear the name Ashley I think of it said in a Southern drawl "Ohhh Ashlaaaaaaaaaay".

hjtunny Mon 26-Nov-12 21:16:10

makes me think of Ashley Peacock the ex Corrie character who was a bit wet really!

manicinsomniac Sun 25-Nov-12 14:47:52

I quite like it for either a boy or a girl.

In the UK I thought the convention was that Ashley was a boy and Ashleigh was a girl

In the US Ashley, Ashlee, Ashlie, Ashly, Ashleigh, Ashlea etc all seem to be for a girl. Not sure if they use it for boys at all.

I've only ever known one Ashley (a boy) who was a couple of years younger than me. He was (in my 7 year old eyes) they naughtiest boy who'd ever lived and the poor kid got blamed for everything on our street. It was always "ummmmm, Naughty Ashley must have did it". Sad!

Alisvolatpropiis Sun 25-Nov-12 13:54:03

Ashlea was a girl...main point of that post missed! blush

Alisvolatpropiis Sun 25-Nov-12 13:53:29

Oh tell I lie,I did meet an Ashlea (dodgy spelling!) once.

Alisvolatpropiis Sun 25-Nov-12 13:52:10

I've never met a female Ashley (I'm 24).

I prefer it on a man/boy personally.

threepiecesuite Sun 25-Nov-12 11:24:19

I teach 3 Ashleys, all girls.

B1ueberries Sun 25-Nov-12 11:04:50

OP I do like names like Kim, Jesse, Sandy, Sacha for boys though.

B1ueberries Sun 25-Nov-12 11:03:40

gone to the girls I meant!

ladymia Sun 25-Nov-12 11:03:11

I think it's a girl's name personally

B1ueberries Sun 25-Nov-12 11:02:50

I think that all names that end in ley have "gone to the boys" in America. Or will do. Those American baby name wizards said so. Even Stanley! they think it is cool for girls, just whatever you do don't give it to a boy!

So if you are going to use it I wouldn't give it to a boy. I prefer Aislinn.

feetheart Sun 25-Nov-12 08:58:50

DS(7) is the short version - not Ashley. We have never had the smoking connection mentioned. I am a little unsure how the tree thing will pan out but I doubt he will let it affect him - he likes his name and loved the ash cloud news headlines when the Icelandic volcano was in full swing smile

If YOU like it go for it.

Ah we'll my friend just called her dd Ashley, so I'll duck out now!

FatherChristmasIsWatchingYou Sun 25-Nov-12 08:50:21

Oh definitely boy. There is nothing feminine about it.

ProphetOfDoom Sat 24-Nov-12 22:05:34

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

threepiecesuite Sat 24-Nov-12 22:00:13

It's better than Ashleigh. That's about all I can say about it.
It seems wrong on both sexes.

Boy or girl?

FatherChristmasIsWatchingYou Sat 24-Nov-12 21:56:42

What do you all think of Ashley?

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