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#1 kentuckydime


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Posted 01 July 2013 - 03:40 PM

I reallllly love this name for a little girl, but I don't really like the look of the spelling McKinley, so I've been thinking of different ways to spell it that I like better. The first thing that came to mind was McKinleigh, because I feel the -Leigh ending makes it feel more girly. But I didn't know if that made it look too made up? I've also been thinking McKynlie or McKinlee
What do you think is the best spelling?
Also what middle names do you think go with it? A few I've been thinking on are:
McKinley Drew
McKinley Parker
McKinley Skye


#2 lin


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Posted 01 July 2013 - 11:35 PM

Drew is not bad but McKinley somehow sounds like a surname to me.
How about Kynlie Drew?
If it has to be McKinley then I like the spelling McKynlie most.

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Posted 02 July 2013 - 12:29 PM

I like Kynlie. I also like Kinsley. with nn Kenzie

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Posted 02 July 2013 - 09:31 PM

My favorite spelling is Makynli. I don't know why! I usually like for traditional spellings, but for some reason Makynli is adorable to me! Out of those middle names, my favorite is Skye.

Since McKinley is a unisex name, I think a girlier name would compliment it well. Since it looks like you like unisex names, I will throw some suggestions in there too.

McKinley Rose
McKinley Faith
Mckinley Willow
Mckinley Paige
Mckinley Eloise
McKinley Sage
McKinley Noelle
McKinley Louise
McKinley Haven
McKinley Violet
McKinley Eve
McKinley Blair
McKinley Piper
McKinley Greer
McKinley Jade
McKinley Brynn
McKinley May
McKinley Lane
McKinley Rue
McKinley Niamh (Neev)
McKinley Rae
McKinley Raylynn
McKinley Jean
McKinley Hope
McKinley Addison
Mckinley Harper
McKinley Reagan
McKinley Annabelle
McKinley Ryder
McKinley Brooke
McKinley Brielle
McKinley Reese
McKinley Hazel
McKinley Summer
McKinley Eden
McKinley Amaya
McKinley Teegan
McKinley Karter
McKinley Jane
McKinley Tatum
McKinley Adelaide
McKinley Bristol
McKinley Rowan
McKinley Sloane
McKinley Ada
McKinley Joy
McKinley Zara
McKinley Holland
McKinley Rhiannon
McKinley Belle
McKinley Genevieve
McKinley Avia
McKinley Sutton
McKinley Monroe
McKinley Jacelyn
McKinley Anne
McKinley Tiana
McKinley Honor
McKinley Faye
McKinley Celine
McKinley Isis
McKinley Price
McKinley Nell
McKinley Peyson
McKinley Fallon

Like any? Want more?
Hope this helped! Congrats and good luck!

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Posted 02 July 2013 - 09:38 PM

I've always liked it spelled Mikenli

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Posted 03 July 2013 - 01:51 PM

Don't mess with it. Spell it McKinley if you like the name.

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Posted 03 July 2013 - 02:52 PM

I have a friend who's daughter is named this, but she spells it MaKynlee.
My friend's surname is the same and is McKinley.

Out of all the various ways to spell it, I think I prefer the way my friend spells it for her daughter.

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Posted 03 July 2013 - 07:32 PM

I like the spelling McKinlee the best, nn Kinlee.
I also really like the nickname Kenzie.
I guess Kenzie could also be a nn for McKinlee.

A lot of great options! Good luck!

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Posted 03 July 2013 - 09:07 PM

thanks everyone! I'm really loving the suggestions you all are giving :)
I think MaKynlee is cute too! I never thought about spelling it this way.
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#10 Oliviajade0520


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Posted 04 July 2013 - 01:06 PM

My top three spelling variations are McKinleigh, McKenlee, and McKinlee.
The middle name Drew is perfect prefect perfect! Go with Drew!
If you need a variation try :

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