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#1 katie.

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Posted 27 September 2008 - 01:31 AM

Let me start by saying i am not planning on having kids anytime soon. So my cousin recently had a baby and named her Kayleigh. I see her several times a year. the thing is I like the name Kaylee as well. would i be able to use the name or would it be too similar?

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Posted 27 September 2008 - 10:44 AM

If you see her often enough, it might pose a problem. I would definitely explore your options, maybe use it as a middle name? Or maybe in years to come, you might finda new favorite since you're not expecting anytime soon. I think if you love it more than anything, than it would be okay if you used it, but maybe you'll come across a nameyou like more, there are many out there, and many similar too!

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Posted 28 September 2008 - 09:36 AM

If you see her often enough, it might pose a problem. I would definitely explore your options, maybe use it as a middle name? Or maybe in years to come, you might finda new favorite since you're not expecting anytime soon. I think if you love it more than anything, than it would be okay if you used it, but maybe you'll come across a nameyou like more, there are many out there, and many similar too!

Very well said!

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Posted 28 September 2008 - 01:30 PM

If you see her often enough, it might pose a problem. I would definitely explore your options, maybe use it as a middle name? Or maybe in years to come, you might finda new favorite since you're not expecting anytime soon. I think if you love it more than anything, than it would be okay if you used it, but maybe you'll come across a nameyou like more, there are many out there, and many similar too!


I agree but if you named her a different name similar to Kaylee, it shouldn't be a problem. My name is Carla and one of my nephew's is Carl. I also have the same name as my third cousin who I see alot but she spells her name Karla. I love the name Carla as well but because my name is Carla, I would use it as a middle name for if I had another daughter. I think using it as a middle name is safer so you don't upset anyone.

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Posted 29 September 2008 - 06:31 PM

I agree with Smile!

Plus my two cents: There are thousands of beautiful names out there. If the name has some special significance to you, use it. If you just like the way it sounds, I'm sure something else out there will catch your ear :)

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Posted 01 October 2008 - 07:22 PM

Can I please have some suggestions then for similar names.

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Posted 02 October 2008 - 03:00 AM

Can I please have some suggestions then for similar names.


These could all be spelled differently and/or begin with either a "C" or a "K"...I really only sort of like the first four, though:

Chloe
Kira
Kylie
Carly
Kayla
Carleigh
Callie/Kaleigh etc.
Callia (pronounced kuh lee uh)
Kalya (pronounced kal yuh)
Kayleah (kay lee uh)
Kaylinn
Coralee

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Posted 02 October 2008 - 03:22 AM

I have a brother and a cousin with the same first name. When family is together, the younger of the two goes by first and middle name or initial--or, sometimes a shorter version of his name. So, just as an example she could be:

Kay

Kaylee Jane
Kaylee J
KJ

Kaylee Dawn
Kaylee D
KD




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