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Whenever I think of the name Bailey, Bailey's Irish Cream comes in mind. It would be horrible to go through life being named after an alcoholic beverage (unless you were alcoholic).
-- Anonymous User  10/28/2005
I love that name, well because it's my name too, lol. Well it's not hard at all to have a name after an alcholic beverage. I'm only 15 so I'm not an alcoholic, lol.
-- baileygirl1990  12/3/2005
Beetle Bailey is a lazy army private in a comic strip of the same name.
-- breakofday  12/9/2005
I think the character George Bailey (Jimmy Stewart) in the film 'It's a Wonderful Life' is a nice inspiration for using this name.
-- Anonymous User  12/24/2005
I have to say this is my least favorite name for a boy or a girl. It would be fine if the child were always going to stay 3 years old but it does not sound like a grown up name. If I were a boy with this name I would be very embarrassed!
-- bedrock  1/6/2006
Everytime I hear this name I think of Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey, the circus! Almost as bad as an alcholic beverage! haha
-- rubberduckiiz2  1/9/2006
I think this makes a good pet name. The fact that it can fit a boy or a girl is sweet. No offense to the people who like this name or have it, but it just never struck me as a good human name. Also, I think that, given the name's root (coming from the word for "bailiff"), a lawyer would do well to pick this name. Cheesy? Maybe so, but not as cheesy as a baker naming his/her dog "Muffin" or "Cupcake."
-- Anonymous User  4/10/2006
I'm afraid I have to agree with some of the other comments. I always thought it was a great name for a dog.
-- Anonymous User  4/25/2006
I have this name and a lot of people say they like it. My middle name is Ann and sometimes I go by Bailey Ann, because they sound nice together. Also, I have met many, many pets with my name, but only 2 other people.
-- chihuahualover168  6/1/2006
I think Bailey is a tired girl's name. But I kinda like it as a boy's name, it's different. Bailey is Ross Thomas's characters name one Beyond the Break.
-- Anonymous User  7/25/2006
I took this name & made it a little original by hyphenating it for my daughter Bae-Lee.
-- emzzw  8/11/2006
I really don’t like the name Bailey, for a girl or a boy, although I think it’s more suited for a boy than a girl. I think this is a name I would give to my dog, not my child.
-- TiffanyS  8/18/2006
Bailey started becoming more popular for girls than boys after the harried-career-woman character Bailey Quarters was introduced on "WKRP In Cincinnati". There was an upswing in boy Baileys after the name was used for Scott Wolf's character in "Party of Five".
-- elizabeth hamlet  9/25/2006
Awful name!
-- Anonymous User  1/9/2007
No offense, but I think it is definitely a dog's name.
-- 7up  2/18/2007
I don't understand why people like this name so much for dogs, it seems like much more of a people name to me.
-- YMPvt  3/4/2007
For a girl I like the spelling Bayleigh.
-- septsweetie99  3/15/2007
I think Bailey is an awesome name for girls.
-- jakalope1234  4/8/2007
I really like this for a boy.
-- Jassie  5/7/2007
Bailey is another name, like Madison, that is atrocious for a little girl. Like Madison, it's not the least bit feminine sounding or pleasing to the ear. But thankfully, it's not as insanely popular.
-- queenv  9/29/2007
Yey another name chosen by parents trying hard to be different, this is a surname not a christian name, an awful name to curse a child with, boy or girl.
-- Anonymous User  11/1/2007
Myleene Klass named her daughter Ava Bailey.
-- Anonymous Blogger  11/3/2007
I don't like this name for a child or a dog. It's just ugly sounding. I would like to know why people must choose Chrisitan names? Um, it's kind of obvious that not everyone is Christian which would defy the point of a Christian name.
-- crazykls  11/25/2007
Christian name means your given name, your first name, not necessarily a name from Christianity.

I like Bailey and I do think that it is feminine enough, but a little too trendy. A very fresh name to me.
-- Katheros  1/1/2008
I like the name Bailey. I have known 6 Bailey's through out my life, and many of them were spelled differently.
2- Bailey
1- Bayley
2- Bailie
1- Bayliey
I prefer Bayley.
-- Patricia Underwood  2/6/2008
Yea it's an alcoholic drink but it's not a name for pets. It's my name and no I don't drink. I'm only 13.
-- Anonymous User  2/27/2008
Trashy people call their poor kids Bailey, absolutely awful.
-- Anonymous User  3/10/2008
I don't know why but I prefer Bayley to Bailey. Bailey seems like more of a dog name, but Bayley doesn't to me. But either way, I like this name, but only for a little girl.
-- Patricia Underwood  3/14/2008
I think it is very pretty!
-- dog lvr  4/5/2008
This name is okay on boys and men, but I wouldn't use it on a girl. The reason is that while it may sound decent on a girl, especially if she is somewhat tomboyish, it will not sound particularly mature or sophisticated on a woman. Somehow, on girls, this name sounds too youthful.
-- slight night shiver  4/20/2008
I hate the name Bayley, it is possible that this name is the WORST name I have ever heard, sorry.
-- Anonymous User  5/1/2008
This is my name and I think it TOTALLY a girls name. I like this spelling more then Baylee or Bailee. Those sound like you're spelling them wrong.
-- ChocolatePointeshoes  5/2/2008
My name is Bailey and I love my name. So what if it is the name of an alcohol drink, or whatever. I was named for my grandma's maiden name, and I think it is a great name for a girl, but for a boy it is okay.
-- bailey14  5/30/2008
I believe I'll be breaking the trend of people named Bailey saying they love their name, but I really don't like it. It's not even a name I would choose to give a dog.
-- baileyalyshia  6/10/2008
I don't care for Bailey as a name for a boy or girl. It sounds like a wimpy name for a boy. Just my opinon though.
-- RooRoo  9/8/2008
This is my name, and I actually like it. My name is not based off of the English (I think) bailiff, but the Scandinavian, meaning heroine. So people, my parents did not think I was going to be a lawyer.
-- Elise  11/10/2008
I don't know why so many people don't like the name Bailey; I really like it. I like it for both genders, but strongly prefer it on a girl. It doesn't seem so youthful on a female when she's a mellow and sweet kind of person. Anyaways, on a girl, Bailey stands for.

Beautiful
Appealing/Attractive
Immaculate
Lovable/Lovely
Exsquisite
Youthful (in a very good way)
-- Dragon_Clarinet  11/12/2008
My name is Bailey. It's ok, I could've had a girlier name, but I do like my name. Except for I've noticed that people with the last name Bailey are very successful. I've heard of Bailey Cable, Bailey & Sons Oil Co., Bailey's (the beer), seen a restaurant named Bailey, etc. I like my name. It fits me well. The few problems I've had with my name are:
1)My best friend's name is Hailey and I'm with her all the time, therefore I get called Hailey all the time and she gets called Bailey.
2)People tend to spell it Baily
3)I hate the nickname Bay
4)It is a unisex name/popular last name
When you look up Bailey in the dictionary you get: "noun, the outer wall of a courtyard" which I like because the wall is strong and so am I.
-- Anonymous User  3/10/2009
Bailey is pretty and light fare and graceful. I think of a castle when I hear this name.
-- Gods.daughter  5/13/2009
I am not a big fan of this name, on a girl or a boy. It reminds me of the alcoholic drink.
-- jedi_skye  8/16/2009
Jail bailiffs and liquor. Real classy.
-- Anonymous User  9/12/2009
I'm a huge fan of Dr. Bailey on Grey's Anatomy so I would love to use this name. Not for a child though, for a dog. I've decided that when I get my first dog, I'm gonna name him/her Bailey.
-- renee06  9/19/2009
Being a Bailey. I am constantly haunted by the liquor, cigarette brand, and numerous bars. It strikes me as strange to believe that my mother named me this after George Bailey from It's a Wonderful Life, in the midst of the common usage of the name. As a young adult I have ran across more people with this as a last name rather than a first. So, if you don't mind that your child will have to explain his or her name constantly, you should name them Bailey. It is unique and bold and not a bad name after all.
-- nopickles  11/24/2009
Oh come on. I think of times I've tried to drink Baileys Irish Cream and instantly want to puke. I'm sure most people will share this reaction. The name itself isn't bad, but the liquor connection is annoying.
-- Aureliano  2/27/2010
Bailey is a character in Disney's "The Suite Life On Deck".
-- SunnyHoney  4/29/2010
Bailey is like the new Rover of dog names. When I got my dog, she was already named Bailey, and obeyed that name. It's an alright name, but getting overused. We can't throw a tennis ball in a dog park without hitting another Bailey. Also, it's always awkward when a person tells me her name is Bailey, and without thinking, I respond- "oh, that's my dog's name". It's like their name is as doggish as Muffin or Snoopy. I wouldn't recommend this name until the dog-fad dies down.
-- JW41926  5/4/2010
My name is Bailey. When I was little I hated my name. Currently I like my name I like how it sounds with my middle name. However in life there are some things I have disliked about it

1. My first crush named his dog Bailey (he claimed his sister named it)

2. There was at one point a boy in my class with the same name but a different spelling

3. Because of # 2 the school spelled my name wrong for years

I suppose most of those are not likely to happen to someone else but I felt like they needed to be said.
-- Anonymous User  7/8/2010
Such a cute name for a boy!
-- Anonymous User  8/9/2010
I honestly cannot picture a grown woman or man named this.
-- Chrila96  10/29/2010
I think the spelling Bailey is good for a boy. There's a girl I know with the same exact name but spelled Baylee. I love the way she spelled it, it makes the name look more feminine.
-- MirandaIrie  11/3/2010
I just fail to see the appeal of this name. Sure, it's not the worst name ever, but the mind boggles at the thought of a parent actually saying, "I adore the name Bailey! Let's give it to our baby!"

It seems to naturally come out as a whine of frustration, and for the less academically-inclined, "Bailey FAIL-ee" seems an obvious playground nickname.

Giving it to girls is just cruel. And spelling it as Baylee, Baileigh etc is plain moronic.
-- keepitreal  1/24/2011
I think its okay, I like the look of the 'Bailey' spelling, hate the others, but I do associated it with dogs. At one point in my life both my next door neighbors has a Golden Retriever named Bailey. (Not to mention a third one down the block.) But it doesn't have to be ruined for others because it was ruined for me.

I do think it has nice nickname potential Bay, Baya, or Baby (for when they're young) and Lee/Leigh which I've always loved.
-- Vesey  4/6/2011
I've always despised this name. It's not cute, and it doesn't even look good on paper. It's bad for a boy, and even worse for a girl. It makes a good pet name, though.
-- sunshinechild67  1/7/2012
Variations:
Baylee
Baleigh
Bailee
Baylie
Bailie
Bayley
Basically same same variations as with Haley.
-- SEC908  10/6/2012
I like this name for a boy, but I also know a girl named Bailey. I like the name. Its nice and different.
-- blueeyesparkle  1/15/2013
I hate this name! It's one of thoose puppy names that are kiddish. Imagine an old lady called Bailey!
-- Melys11  1/16/2013
One of the most awful trendy names. This name is very childish and for a dog. What if you were an old person named Bailey? Not a pretty picture.
-- Anonymous User  2/24/2013
Blah. Hate this name.
-- Anonymous User  2/24/2013
Sooo overly cutesy and trendy... Yet another name that's gone through the unfortunate stages of last name to male name to trendy female name :/ I like the sound of this name, I like it for a dog, but NOT a human! It sounds quite childish, but I guess it's not that childish compared too atrocious spellings such as Baylee and Bayley (the latter of which is technically not even a real name, but these days, no one cares about that, do they?) on a boy this has actually sort of grown on me, but he'd have to be really boyish and masculine to pull it off, otherwise the -ey sound at the end sounds to girly. But, I really wish people would remember: 1. That just because it ends in the -ey sound does not make it feminine, and 2. If it started off as a boy's name, it should stay a boy's name!
-- Anonymous User  2/26/2013
I named my son Bailey.. He suits his name, I don't find it a tacky name. & I prefer it on a boy - Biased perhaps. Nobody owns a name so if there are animals named Bailey then there's not much that can be done. I hope he likes his name when he is older, he seems to like it so far. & if he doesn't he always has his middle name to fall back on.
-- Bailibsmum  3/24/2013
Well, I wasn't going to say anything, but with all the hate from the other users, I have to say I like the name Bailey. One of the few B names I like it. I like it for both boys and girls, but prefer it on girls. But I like masculine names on girls anyway, so.
-- EkiAku  5/26/2013
It figures that Bailey is only commonly used for girls in America. Look at the stats - it's still a pretty popular boy's name and almost unheard of for females in England and Australia. But even in the US, it started out completely masculine and got turned over to the girls about the mid-80s. I wish all originally masculine names could stay masculine, but at least only America is into being tryndee by giving boy's names to girls. I hope to name a son this one day.
-- Anonymous User  6/7/2013
To me, Bailey is an awful name. Bailey sound like a bale of hay! It makes me picture a really annoying girl, the name sounds annoying. I just think of this really unintelligent girl... I hate this name. It's way too country for me.
-- avengingangelx3  6/10/2013
On a girl, this is trendy-cutesy feminized surname crap. On a boy, it's traditional but nowhere near overused, and quite sexy ;)
-- Anonymous User  6/24/2013
Though quite popular in the UK for boys, the name Bailey is more common in the US as a feminine name. In 2012, it was only given to 121 baby boys here. I prefer it for a boy personally.
-- Oohvintage  7/19/2013
Some people believe that there is a Hebrew meaning of the name and it it is "Little".
-- Anonymous User  8/13/2013
"Bailey" is the best spelling of the name, I think. But as for it being a good name, I do not like it. To me it seems like one of these little wussy names that they have now days. Lol, sorry but I don't like it. It's not horrible for a girl, but it is not a boy name to me.
-- bcazares  9/3/2013
This is my name, and I'm proud of it. Just breezing through these comments, I see all of the hate directed towards this name. Haven't you got anything better to do with your lives than that? I was named after my great uncle, and he was a firefighter and a noble man. Though I happen to be a woman with a man's name, I'm proud of it. Keep your negativity to yourself, please.
-- Anonymous User  2/26/2014
My first name is Bailey. I am a male and 15 and have been blessed to be very successful in my life so far. I have two jobs and outstanding grades. There is a lot of speculation and even more negativity about this name, but it is my name, and I share it with many others. It can be boys, girls, or a dogs name. It is different, yet sophisticated and powerful. There is beauty, strength, masculinity and femininity, and countless other meaning that the bearers of this wonderful name add to it. The same is with any name.
-- Bailey4  5/17/2014
I don't see what's bad about it. I know this may be biased, but c'mon? You can name a dog ANYTHING literally... And nowadays everyone's goal is to stay youthful... So what if you're named after an alcoholic beverage, as well? It just matters the name for a PERSON, nothing else. Who cares what it looks like? It mostly matters what It sounds like.

And who's to say the child can't just change their name when they're older if they don't like it?

If so many people didn't like it, I'm pretty sure it wouldn't be popular.
-- xXAstronomicPrideXx  6/1/2014
Bayleigh (different spelling, sorry) is a wonderful name for a girl! I think it's very refreshing and I can see it becoming a classic name. I don't know why everyone thinks it's a good name for a dog? To be honest, it's wasted on a dang dog. If you don't want to link the name to Baileys (yum) change the spelling :)
-- juice  8/25/2014
I named my daughter baileigh. Leigh is my name and I wanted to incorporate my name into hers. My name is constantly being misspelled or I am being mistaken for a boy. When I was younger it annoyed me but I got over it. Everyone has said they love her name, especially the way we spelled it. As far as it not being a good name for when she gets older, what about a kid named Bella, Maddison, or Zoey? Those girls will get older one day also, and those are popular trending names. One day there will be a bunch of old women named all sorts of different names.
-- Anonymous User  10/9/2014
As several people have correctly pointed out, Bailey is a dog's name. That's not my opinion, that's a numerical fact. In the United States, Bailey is the second most common name for male dogs and the ninth most common name for female dogs. For human girls, however, Bailey isn't in the top 100, having fallen from a mercifully short-lived spike, and for boys it's not in the top 1000. Bailey is therefore far more common for dogs than for people, so it's not surprising that most people view it as a fine name for a collie but a weird name for a child. (The same is true of many other surnames, such as Cooper, Tucker, and Hunter.) The various misspellings of Bailey that briefly became trendy as girls' names (Bayley, Baylee, Bayleigh) are associated with low socioeconomic status, so saddling a daughter with a misspelled dog's name is doubly cruel.
-- JamesK  11/11/2014

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