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Help me! We named our daughter Hailey Kayla Potter. On the day we brought her home I started to have doubts. The name started sounding like "hail" (and I don’t think my daughter is a storm), and just plain boring. Also people would call her "hay hay" for short and "hey Hailey", which I felt sounded weird. More people pronounce it Hail-ey than Hey- lee. The doubts increased and I asked a couple of friends what they thought. They said they thought the name was ok but might not age well. This increased my doubts. She is now 3 months old and I cringe every time I hear her name! The problem is I am worried that I change it I may regret it. Her middle name is Kayla and that’s what we would change it to. My husband doesn’t care and just wants me to make a decision but I am nervous that I will make the wrong one especially because a lot of people have complimented the name Hailey too. My other worry is that it might be hard for me to call her something else even though her current name really bothers me and I can’t stop thinking about it. Sincerely, Confused
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Emma in Western Australia
We have a boy named Tyler James and a girl named Gypsie Jade. Expecting our 3rd, which is a boy. I'm in love with the name Olly, but my partner thinks Gypsie and Olly are unique names and Tyler is not, so it won't feel right. So he wants an ordinary name. Please help with something unique but ordinary.
Baby Name Genie:
In the space between unique and ordinary is a special category of names I think of as "antiques." They are familiar and well-used names that are not widely in use these days. For your son, I give you Oscar Jude - a perfectly ordinary, unique name.

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