I was wonder what you think of the name Skyley for a girl? It’s going to pronounce like skylee it just the spelling is different.
First, my name is Jennifer. And I’m not just correcting you, I’m making a point about diminutive names. I, personally, don’t believe you should give diminutive names as formal names for a child. I define diminutive names as those that end in “ie” or “ee” for girls or “y” for boys, or names that started out traditionally as nick names.
I believe the child should have a choice in what nickname they choose. So give them a choice of a formal name, i.e. Skylar, and then call her Skylee if you so choose during her childhood.
I used the nickname “Jenny” up and until I was about ten. I love the formal name Jennifer and it was more appropriate as I grew up and became a business owner.
I was wondering what you thought of the name Adderley for a girl, nicknamed Addy. It’s the name of a street in my hometown.
I like it, and the fact that you associate it with a good memory. I often advise people to look into their own personal histories for unique baby names. Street names, towns you visited or with which you have a particularly positive association are good sources for names. Congrats!
Ya-Ya Sisterhood Name
Jan 3, 2014 01:46 PM
We are having a baby girl soon and have not picked a name. I just read the ya-ya sisterhood and fell in love with Siddalee.
I can not find its meaning anywhere. Did the author make it up? Do you think having such a different name would be a burden on her?
We’ve had that question before, believe it or not! At the time, I wrote the author’s representative to get the answer. She responded by saying that Rebecca Wells created the name Siddalee for the book.
Dec 16, 2013 11:10 AM
I was wondering if you know the meaning of the name Bellamy? I noticed the name after actress Bellamy Young appeared on the TV show Scandal and I couldn’t find a meaning anywhere. Also, I really love the name and I love The French language, so what do you think of twist on the spelling, such as Belleamie?
The name Bellamy was originally an English surname, which–as you guessed–has French/Norman roots. It means “Good Friend” from the French/Latin terms “Belle” (good) and “Ami” (friend).
If I were you I would stick with the traditional spelling, Bellamy. I’m sure as a person who has had an alternate spelling of a traditional name, you have always had to spell your name for people, right? Has your name been a burden on you because of that? It is a great name, by the way, and we’ve added the name (and the alternate spelling) to our database.
Dec 16, 2013 11:03 AM
I am a writer, and I recently came across a screenwriter by the name of Amzie Strickland. I thought the name was interesting, and I have found several historical people called Amzie – but Amzie is not in your database. What does Amzie mean, and is it even a real name?
Amzie is a feminine derivative of the Hebrew name, Amaziah, which means “strength.” I have added it to the BabyNames.com database.