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Far better to be a young goat than an old goat! In spite of the meaning I like the name Giles (pronounced with the J sound). It is a good solid English name.
― Anonymous User  9/12/2018
I'm from the USA and this name reminds me of the consummate English gentleman. I like it, but don't know if it would work well for a boy here.
― Anonymous User  9/12/2018
The meaning is hilarious.
kayisforkeen  8/23/2018
There are two towns in England named Gilesgate. One is pronounced with a "j" sound and the other is pronounced with a hard "g." The "j" sound seems to be correct, but that doesn't change the fact that the hard "g" exists in the vernacular.
― Anonymous User  4/12/2017
The name Giles was given to 20 boys born in the US in 2015.
HerculePoirot  7/5/2016
I love Rupert Giles on Buffy the Vampire Slayer, but I would never name a son Giles because he would be teased and called Giles Goat-Boy after the famous book by John Barth.
MKemmel  12/6/2014
I was given the name and yet I was not picked on. I do understand why completely and I'm just stating that it depends on the people who know your son (if he were to have the name) and if they know the meaning of it.
― Anonymous User  5/10/2016
Fictional bearer: In the YA novel "Incarceron", the main character Finn thinks he's the long-lost Prince Giles (I haven't read the sequel yet so I don't know how this ends).

Pronounced with a J sound.
raevynstar  8/21/2014
I always thought it was pronounced with a hard g... I like that pronunciation better personally.
― Anonymous User  3/2/2013
Giles Corey was the one guy in the Salem witch trials who wasn't hung. He got squished to death by rocks for not pleading guilty or not guilty.
welovejamesarness  9/30/2008
In Polish this name is quite rare, but it does appear - either in a Greek-influenced form of "Egidiusz", or shortened to "Idzi".
Corleinne  1/29/2008
There is a novelist named Giles Blunt.
― Anonymous User  11/28/2006
The name of one of the characters in Thomas Hardy's novel 'The Woodlanders', portrayed in the recent film by Rufus Sewell.
Hero  9/30/2006
Professor Tolkien used Giles to name the main character in his story 'Farmer Giles of Ham'. Giles is but the 'vulgar' form of the name; the farmer's full name was Aegidius Ahenobarbus Julius Agricola de Hammo.
Elfstone  2/3/2006
Giles Lytton Strachey (March 1, 1880–January 21, 1932) was a British writer and critic and part of the Bloomsbury Group.
― Anonymous User  12/22/2005
Rupert Giles is a character on the "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" T.V. show. He's played by Anthony Stewart Head.
breakofday  12/22/2005

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