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Feedback on our choice of baby name


  • newdaddy79
    Participant

    Hi there,

    New to the board. We are seeking some feedback on our name choice. We have a little girl due to arrive in a matter of days and our favorite name is:

    Kinley Sienna

    We wanted to get peoples thoughts on this name. We like it for a number of reasons.

    1. Kinley is an Irish name (she will be primarily Irish)
    2. Sienna means reddish-brown in Italian and she will have reddish brown hair!
    3. We like the thought of combining the name as “Kinsi” (Kinzee)

    Your thoughts?

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  • TwoSapphires
    TwoSapphires
    Participant

    Welcome to the board! How exciting that you get to meet your little girl so soon!!

    I think it’s a cute name. The surnamey type first names aren’t really my style but I think it’s a good one and I like that you have thought trough the meanings. Not a big fan of “Kinsi” as a nickname; it just always makes me think of the Kinsey Institute.


    kimiha
    Participant

    i think its an ok name. i much prefer sienna. its different, feminine and easy to say and spell. im not a fan of many names ending in ley. for example, ainsley, hadley etc. they just sound too unisex to me and i cant picture them on either gender. kinley sienna is a good combo im just not a fan of kinley. but its fine. i prefer kinsey. pronounced kinzee. i think thats cuter.

    yellowwatts
    yellowwatts
    Participant

    I think it’s a cute name! Not one I’d use myself but cute nonetheless.

    TheWishingStar
    TheWishingStar
    Participant

    I really like Kinley, not a huge fan of Sienna on it’s own, but together, I think they work okay.

    Sienna I don’t like because it’s not just the Italian for the color, it’s used as a color name in English too. Like, in a standard set of 24 crayons, there’s always a “Burnt Sienna.” So to me, it’s kinda no better than naming your kid Blue or Violet. It happens, but I don’t like it much….

    As a middle name I think it’s okay. Just not really my favorite..

    If you like “Kinsi,” you could just go with Kinsey, Kinzee, Kinsie, Kenzey, Kensie, etc… I like Kinley a LOT better, though, it’s more unique.

    Phlutegirl
    Phlutegirl
    Participant

    To me, Kinley is one of those names that sounds perpetually 3 years old. It doesn’t age well. I find it hard to picture someone like Diane Sawyer doing the evening news as Kinley Lastname. Considering that we spend the majority of our lives as adults and not children, I think this is an important factor to consider. Additionally, Kinley is one of those names that has spiked on the popularity chart in the last few years. Names that rise fast like Kinley also tend to drop quickly, thus dating themselves to a particular generation, like Debra or Linda. Kinley is the Debra and Linda of the 2010s. If you’re alright with a name that sounds perpetually 3 yrs old and okay with a passing fad of a name, then by all means go for it.


    newdaddy79
    Participant

    Thanks for everyone’s feedback. Ultimately a name is a preference, so I do appreciate everyone’s thoughts. It is funny how we all think!

    I want to point out that we are leaning towards Kinley, not McKinley, taking away some of the aspect of the name sounding like a surname. I am not a big fan of the Mc, Mac, or Ma names as they do sound like surnames. I don’t personally think Kinley does, any more than Kelly. But again, I guess that is why they call it an opinion.

    I personally also don’t want a name that your child will share with 5 other classmates! And while its funny that people say it has soared in popularty, I have NEVER meet a child or have a friend with kids that has named their child Kinley. In fact, its not even top 100. So while it might have become a bit more popular in recent years, it is far from a popular name.

    Most names come and go with time. For instance, my name is Jason. Very rarely do you hear a new baby boy named Jason. However, in my generation it was an extremely popular name. Does that mean my name didn’t “age well”. I would probably say it is just fine. I am not sure that a name aging well is an overwhelming factor. I do get if your saying it is “too cutesy” or wouldnt work on a woman, but ultimately I think all names are names that grow with a person. Your reputation goes beyond the actual name and lies in your character. I think there are a lot of popular names today that sound way more cutesy – Chloe, Ava, Anabelle, Sophia, Lily, Harper, Layla, etc. etc.

    So at any rate, some interesting opinions in here. And thanks. My wife and I are not 100% certain, but are highly leaning towards this name. It seems to fit us an will fit her good!

    Take care.

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