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Paisley is a pattern/design (for fabric). And, I read a book once with a character named Paisley Rose.
-- Anonymous User  2/25/2006
I like the name Paisley for a girl, although I don’t think I would use it. It’s nice for a young girl, but I am not sure how a grown women would feel about having the name Paisley. It is pretty though, and I like the fact that it’s unique.
-- TiffanyS  8/18/2006
Yes, I feel the same about Paisley. I love the name but I don't think that I would actually use it. Although, well, maybe I would. But it's quite unique and "untouched" and I like that very much.
-- LoQuiero  2/3/2008
I've heard worse, but this name sounds a tad too boyish and youthful for a woman. Come to think of it, it sounds quite youthful on men too.
-- slight night shiver  5/2/2008
A famous bearers of this name are Ian Paisley and Ian Paisley Jr, Northern Ireland's ex-First Minister and his son, Northern Ireland MLA (Member of the Local Assembly).
-- LilSingstarEeyore  1/14/2009
I don't care for this name, partially because I think Paisley itself is ugly, and I don't see this name aging well after high school. Who's really going to take you serious if you're called Paisley?
-- sixblackroses  1/29/2009
Personally, I think the name Paisley for a girl/woman is beautiful and quite quirky. Unlike many of the people who've shared their views here, I think it'll age quite well. I can see it mature with a woman gracefully from her school girl days all the way up to her adult and senior years.

This is such a unique name that sounds natural, soft, gentle, loving but can also portray independence and power.

Of course, you'd really have to consider the surname when you'd be naming a child Paisley.

But, when it comes down to it: a great name! Sounds like the name of a fashion designer or a PR manager or an ultra-savvy businesswoman.
-- sarah-grrrl  5/30/2009
Meh. It sounds and looks very trendy.
-- Anonymous User  12/11/2009
As a last name Brad Paisley, is a country singer.
-- Ranchie  1/23/2011
I LOVE the name Paisley for a girl. It's a favorite of mine. I'll be honest, I don't really think it will age well, but I still love it and would use it in a heart beat. I think it could age well if you have the personality to go with it, I have it paired as Paisley Genevieve, just so she has an adult name for when she's older if she needs one.
-- LittleSamGirl  9/21/2011
I despise everything about this name. It's not pretty, cute, or beautiful, and the poor girl won't be taken seriously at all. I mean, come on! Paisley Loan, business woman? Paisley Adamson, supermodel? Paisley Collins, policewoman? It just doesn't sound right. It's a bit better on boys, but not much, as it's still an incredibly ugly, tacky, and youthful name.
-- Black_X  10/9/2011
Despite being very trendy-sounding, I like this name to a certain degree. Most modern parents are probably inspired by the pattern, not the surname or town. I do think the Paisley pattern looks like amoebas. [noted -ed]
-- Meapergirl  12/12/2011
Such a cute name but hate that it is popular.
-- jazzycritique  5/18/2013
This is another "-ley" name I really don't understand. I don't think it sounds pretty because I really don't like the "-zley" sound at the end. Also, I'm not a fan of the pattern either.
-- Icycoldhot  9/11/2013
I honestly hate this name. Paisley just sounds disgusting and sickly as a name. I don't know why anyone would want to use this lower-class, icky sounding name. It's not pretty or unique at all.
-- Almonds  12/10/2013
This name is just plain awful! As tacky as the pattern and naming your kid "Paisley" is nearly a form of child abuse in my book.
It's an unnatractive, made up, tacky modern name. I will never consider Paisley a name at all. I just hate it too much. It makes me cringe.
I just pray to the lord this name doesn't ever become common.
-- Anonymous User  7/10/2014
Ugly name.
-- Anonymous User  7/10/2014
I first heard this name on "Toddlers and Tiaras," which may have colored my impression of it - trendy, lightweight - forever. It doesn't help my impression that paisleys figured heavily into some truly ugly 1970s fashion.
-- Marauder  8/30/2014
I don't see "Paisley" lasting long. This name is going to die out or hopefully be an ugly trend just like the pattern.
-- Anonymous User  12/4/2014
Damn all these teen moms. Have someone else name your children if you're just going to pick some ugly ass, trendy name. Or better yet, birth control! And even more, wait till you're older where you can make better decisions.
I have zero respect for "Paisley" it is not a name

I agree with everyone else, claiming that it's bad. It truly is.
-- Anonymous User  12/11/2014
I love the name, it is unique. I am not one of these young new age mothers. I can see it on a mature, loving wife, mother, and professional woman. After all, a name is what you make of it.
-- aladiamond  2/26/2015
I think all of the comments referring to the name as disgusting and ugly is plain cruel. I named my daughter Paisley Marie, she is a beautiful girl and everyone remarks on how beautiful the name is! Also, I'm not a teen mum as commented above. I was taught if you have nothing nice to say then say nothing at all. I think some of you would benefit from this.
-- Paulahopwood  3/10/2015
I have a Paisley too! She is a senior in high school. Most of the people she has met like her name, if they don't, who cares!
-- HollyBee  3/18/2015
I really like the name Paisley. It's cute and unique and I love how it's a type of pattern! :3.
-- Anonymous User  5/4/2015
Ewww! How the hell is this made up, revolting and tacky name in the top 100?! Better yet, how is it even in the top 1000? How did it go from being at around #80 in 2013 to #53! In 2014. W-w-why did it jump so high on the charts in a span of only one year? The name makes me want to vomit my guts out in all honesty. Desperate to give your child a different name or just joining the brainless trend?
I don't know about anyone else, but I'm sick of seeing all these modern, juvenile and immature type of names that appear to be concocted from a teen mommy.
The name Paisley better get off the charts; better sooner than later. It's not a good name. There's no reason for its popularity. Where are people's heads at when they name their child anymore...
-- Anonymous User  6/3/2015
Quite possibly the trashiest, ugliest and tackiest modern name. Paisley is a pattern, and a sorry excuse for a name.
-- Anonymous User  6/14/2015
Absolutely atrocious. I feel bad for any child who is saddled with this teen mom, low class name.
-- Anonymous User  7/4/2015
My name is Paisley, and I find it so incredibly rude and despicable that so many of you are saying the name is "trashy" or "atrocious" or some tacky name granted by a teen mother who knows nothing. My mother is a wonderful woman, a smart woman. She named me Paisley Grace (won't mention my surname) because she wanted a unique, delicate name for me.

My name is not "trashy" or "childish". I am a young woman, and my name has aged with me well. My name is unique and I'm proud to be unique, not the third "Bailey" or "Lexi" in my class. I think I'm better off than a lot of you, at least I'm not a Tiffany or Stacy, if we want to talk unoriginal and trashy lets bring up those.

Paisley is a unique, graceful, sweet name filled with class, sophistication and heart. How dare you assume someone with the name has to be associated with the scum of the earth.
-- paisleysalem  7/26/2015
My beautiful daughter is named Paisley and I find it stupid that you all think it's "trashy" because I could come up with a lot more trashier names. Why should a name reflect on a person? And being a teen mom does good for some people! It has changed lives for some all because of a little baby and it's also god giving a gift to someone who needs it the most! So don't bash teen moms! I totally agree with @paisleysalem 100%
-- Anonymous User  8/9/2015
For those of you who are saying that Paisley won't age well, think about it, what name really does? I can't picture saying hi to an old lady named Jessica or Kinsley. There are a lot of names out there that will not age well. If you posted about this name saying it won't age well think about your name or your kids' name? Are you going to name your daughter Edna or Gail just so it'll age with them? Haha Paisley is NOT a trashy name, I think its a beautiful and classy name. Some people are just so judgemental. A name does not reflect their personality or who they are as a person it's their name. Take it or leave it. I'm not a teen mom but I was 22 when I had my daughter PAISLEY. If you don't like the name then don't comment mean and horrible things about it. Make sure your name is perfect first, which I doubt it is. :)
-- Anonymous User  10/27/2015
I think it's a unique name. My daughter's name is Paisley Quinn. My husband and I couldn't decide on a name. This is what he started calling her early on. I was against it in the beginning but it grew on me. Now I can't imagine calling her anything else.You have to remember that names have multiple meanings. Paisley actually means Church. Also, Paisley is a small town in Scotland and that is where the pattern Paisley came from and that's how ot got it's name. Do your research before you hate on a name. There could be multiple reasons for a person choosing such a unique name.
-- Anonymous User  10/28/2015

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