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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 it's 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. 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 it got its 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
I determined I would name my first daughter Paisley back in 1992. After searching through books to find another name that meant the same as mine, my mother's, grandmother's & great grandmother's first names, the only one I found to be left was Daisy. Um... Definitely not to be used after Daisy Duke. I wanted to name her a name beginning with the letter "P"... Just like my Mother, Peggy. Unfortunately, every single name that began with the letter "P" made me picture an overweight girl I had known or known of at some point in my life. One day, it just came to me. Why should I get a name from a book? I sifted through P words... Flowers, decorative things, beautiful things... And determined that Paisley... Would be perfect! It was exactly what I was looking for. I'm an artist. I realized that I would have loved to have this name. My daughter was going to be a very lucky girl! She was born in 1994. She LOVES her name!
lisalikes70scheese  12/19/2015
AWFUL 'name'. Enough said. I know for a fact that I will never ever use it regardless if for: pet, child, character or object. I'd rather get stung by a bee or wasp than use this revolting so called "name."
Congratulations on being one of my top most hated names, or sorry "names", of all time.
― Anonymous User  12/24/2015
My name is Paisley and I'm 30, and so far I have never stumbled across anyone whom disliked my name or thought it was youthful and tasteless for a grown woman. I have never had an issue with being respected, nor has my authority ever been questioned considering I own a daycare and neither children nor parents ever undermined my decisions, thoughts or rules. I love my name and never felt indifferent about it nor have I ever wanted a different one. My mom didn't get my name from the pattern though, instead she was a huge Prince fan and he came out with the song Paisley Park in 85' which happens to be the year I was born and since the tradition of our family is that all the girls have "Pa" names it fit perfectly. Growing up when I said my name people always complimented it. Now that I'm grown I still get the same reactions and compliments!
Paisley Almore  1/30/2016
I can't fathom why ANYONE would name their child this and why it's within the top 1000 and even within the top 100. Paisley is AWFUL.
― Anonymous User  2/16/2016
It is not ugly or a bad name. It is a unique and different name to everyone else. I am 14 and my name is Madison Paisley and I am proud of that name. I am tall and smart and it will be great as I age. My mom had me at the age 26, so she was not a teen mom of any kind.
paisley_whitaker14  4/8/2016
I was 25 when I had my son Paisley-Stephen who I might add is now 23 years old. I already had a 5 year old daughter called Lacey-Kennie at the time, and wanted something unusual for my 2nd child. One evening I noticed my husband's wedding tie (Paisley patterned) in the wardrobe & thought, yep, Lacey & Paisley go together. Two kinds of material. Some people loved the name. Some not so sure, but WE liked it so that's all that mattered. Then it started from there really. When I fell pregnant with my third, 2 years later, AGAIN I wanted unusual names. So I was thinking Levi. Then an OLDER THAN MYSELF friend of mine joked... Why not call him DENIM after jeans. Then you WILL have all fabrics... EXCELLENT IDEA, I thought. Hence I then had Denim-Peter. Three years later along came our fourth & final child, a daughter, of whom we named Patent-Florence-Kate after patent leather shoes. We had no more, as we would have probably ended up calling him/her wardrobe or something, to hang them all in, lol. Yes, my four children are all now adults, I might add (28, 23, 21 & 18) and are all unusual. Silly or even stupid to some ignorant people out there. But to be honest, who cares? Especially as since then, all of my children's names have become quite popular. Funny that... Cannot be that stupid, ugly or bad!
shaniisalady  4/16/2016
Paisley is a great name and the surname meaning of "church" makes it even better. To everyone calling the name trashy, low class or teen momish, you could probably use some more "Paisley" in your life. Unfortunately you are probably the ones who's kids names end up being bully or jerk instead of being called by their true name.
― Anonymous User  4/24/2016
Sorry, but if this "name" keeps increasing on the charts, it's official that people are heavily medicated or are on drugs when they name their children.
I never met a Paisley (online or in reality) and I hope to god I never do. I wouldn't be caught calling somebody "Paisley".
I don't wish to associate the name to anyone or have anything to do with it.
― Anonymous User  4/25/2016
I fail to see the appeal in this name. It sounds so ugly to me, and I'm not a fan of the Paisley pattern, either.
RoseTintsMyWorld  5/10/2016
A silly pattern and also a crap town in Scotland, from which the pattern is named. Anyone who names their kid this has a questionable taste level.
― Anonymous User  5/19/2016
This is really a bad name for a child. Moving on.
― Anonymous User  5/28/2016
I named my daughter Paisley Rose four years ago. I was a 26 year old married woman, not a "teen mother" like some ignorant people have commented on here.
It's a beautiful name and suits my very beautiful daughter quite well. For those saying someone with no taste would name their daughter Paisley, I am in fact a very successful fashion designer so I have more taste than most people.
If you don't like a particular name that's your choice, however making rude or disrespectful comments just isn't helpful.
― Anonymous User  6/23/2016
I was going to say it was bad, but reading the comment above me, who am I to judge? It can work. It can even be pretty. I am glad to see some people stand up for what they like because really, we all deserve a choice. What is pretty to one mom isn't to another and so on. That said, Paisley has its place as a name.
― Anonymous User  7/31/2016
I think to say in our English language that a word can have only one meaning is ridiculous! Paisley is a word or name... and getting so angry and insulting people about it just because you don't like it shows how important you think "you" and your opinion really is! I do happen to like Paisley used as a word for a unique design/pattern... or to name your child. Why the cruelty?
― Anonymous User  8/17/2016
My name is Paisley and I'm a University student. It ages well and I still hear that it's an unique and nice name and suits me well. The meaning of Paisley is Church and if the person fits that meaning well then the name suits them. You can change the spelling to Paislee and Paisleigh. Also, my mum wasn't a teen mom, nor on medication. A name doesn't define a person. It's only what they are known as. It doesn't matter what a person's name is, it's their personality that matters most. So to judge someone just because of their name says more about you than it does them.
― Anonymous User  8/21/2016
My dog is called Paisley and I am called Paige and when I get called Paigie it sounds very similar to Paisley so we both get confused.
pt4898  10/18/2016
Doesn't even sound like an actual name.
Luvbug86  12/4/2016
Wow, kind of shocked to see how many people despise the name Paisley. What some may be missing is the true origin of the name and that it's not something made up by a "teen mom". I have a 3 month old named Paisley Hannah and have never been told by anyone that it's trashy... to each their own I suppose. We chose the name to commemorate my husband's Scottish heritage and I think any name can grow with an individual. My other daughter is named Pyper as per the heritage part. Some people don't pick names based in popularity, sometimes it's a feeling. Again, everyone is entitled to their own opinion but perhaps calling the name trashy amongst other things is a little degrading to those who carry the name.
Mom of 2 beautiful g  1/15/2017
Paisley is a beautiful and adorable name, and a longtime favorite of mine! I would definitely use it for a girl.
Katesnames15  4/20/2017
This is such a juvenile name, with virtually no level of sophistication whatsoever. Totally unclassy. I'd rather be named Bertha. As for the whole Scottish heritage argument, I'm Scottish, and no self respecting Scot would name their kid Paisley. It's totally chav name here.
Quro  5/5/2017
This name is awful but still "trendy".
― Anonymous User  6/3/2017
My daughter and her twin sister are named Paisley Kaia and Brooklyn Paige. They are in 7th grade and Paisley has aged very well! I hate that people would call this name ugly! I am not sure if I was a "teen mom" as listed above. Unless you count 22 as a teen mom than no. Paisley is a beautiful name because your daughter won't have to be Paisley K, Paisley L, etc etc. My name is Creel so I never experienced this but, my husbands name is Aiden and he did not want either girl to have a common name. Basically this is a cute name for a girl that sounds trendy without being over the top.
― Anonymous User  9/5/2017
I named my daughter Paisley in 2014. My grandparents came to Canada from Scotland with my mom when she was 10. My mother, my grandmother and my great grandmother were all born in Paisley. I wanted her name to be meaningful and have a story behind it. It makes me sad to see such negative comments especially when the name means so much to me. I do hope however if my daughter Paisley, or anyone else with the name Paisley Googles their name...& this thread comes up (as it is one of the first when I did), you're beautiful. Your name is one very small aspect of yourself and your personality. I think the name is very beautiful and can grow with a woman. Be proud of your name and who you are. And if anyone is considering naming their child Paisley I think that it's lovely.
Christina_H  11/24/2017
My daughter who’s 1 is called Paisley Florence and I personally love the name! Everyone who’s saying horrible things about it I would love to hear what your children are called? It's beautiful. But everyone has different taste! I am not a teen mum either!
― Anonymous User  3/8/2018
I love the name Paisley. I have a niece named Paisley. She’s a redhead & I think it suits her so well! We often call her Pais. I think it’s a very pretty girly girl name.
CrayStay  4/4/2018

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