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I think Presley is a cool name. I have only seen it used for girls and would prefer it for a girl myself. Other spellings I have seen are Preslea, Preslee, Preslei, Presleigh and Presly.
-- Anonymous User  2/2/2007
I like Presley only for a boy. I don't get all of these parents using surnames on their daughters. Who do you think of when you say the name Presley? Elvis! Elvis was. Male! Stop naming your daughters surnames.
-- scarletcorset  4/25/2007
People can name their CHILDREN whatever they want - whether or not you like it. I like Presley for a girl or a boy. :D
-- Jasmine  6/24/2007
Wow. Presley is just so COOL! I mean, I know people would think of Elvis Presley, but still. I once actually considered naming a future son Elvis Presley, but then I realized that the kid would be made fun of.
-- rv14142  8/20/2007
It sounds quite tacky, because people would assume the name is a tribute to Elvis. On the other hand, it's not that terrible, if you cam get past the Elvis association, and the fact that it's very surname-y and a bit boyish.
-- slight night shiver  5/2/2008
It doesn't sound one bit feminine, and everyone will assume you named her after Elvis. I don't think Elvis would've liked his surname used as a first name, particularly on girls.
-- bananarama  10/9/2008
Presley is an AWESOME name for a girl. My best friends have a little girl named Presley. She's truly one of a kind, just like her name!
-- DuskyJewel  11/21/2009
I adore this name for a girl OR a boy. This makes me think of a cool laid-back girl that you can become really good friends with.
-- Anonymous User  6/23/2010
To be blunt; it sounds incredibly ugly. The Elvis association is also too strong.
-- Louska  2/21/2011
I love this name as a first name for a female or male, or as a surname! I am on this website because I want to change my first name, I'm just trying to get some ideas but I'm really stuck on this name. I'm only looking to change my first name, and I think Presley sounds good with Ann.
-- h3ath3rm08  2/24/2011
Wow - this name isn't tacky or anything. Seriously, this is a horrible name. It's almost laughably bad.
-- sunshinechild67  1/7/2012
I really don't like this name. Imagine an old person named Presley! The alternative spellings are worse. This name's too trendy. The only way I think mothers would name their child this, is that Elvis Presley is their idol or something. It's only cute on a pet dog.
-- Anonymous User  2/18/2013
I don't really like this name, only because it doesn't flow nicely. There's already a double consonant sound with a 'pr' in the beginning, and the 'sl' shortly after doesn't help make this name much better. It's one of those names that if you try to say repeatedly, you'll stumble after the third time.
-- Icycoldhot  9/11/2013
I'm naming my daughter Preston Leigh and her nickname will be Presley. There is a lot of controversy over boy names for girls, however my husband and I love different names for girls that aren't every day!
-- Anonymous User  11/12/2013
I would honestly hate it if my name was Presley. It's not pretty or feminine at all and what woman wants the same name as Elvis. It looks so unprofessional. Not so bad on a boy but just ugly on a girl.
-- Almonds  12/10/2013
You guys dogging on the name Presley are the biggest group of idiots. Presley is becoming a popular name only for girls not boys, look at the charts over the past three years. It's in the top 200's because people like it as a first name for their baby girls, and not because of the king of rock n roll's last name. The ones hating and leaving nasty comments are probably in their mid 30's and like names like Anne or something else boring. You should be ashamed of yourselves!
-- Anonymous User  1/19/2014
To me this name sounds very masculine and makes me think the parents are massive Elvis fans. I can't think of any other reason to use such a name for a little girl. I don't think this name would do very well when a child grows up. It's all well and good to have a strange and unflattering name when you're little because little kids can get away with any name because they're just so cute. But being an adult woman with the name Presley, in my mind does not set you up for success. To be frank, I think it sounds stupid and very ugly.
-- LadyEleanor  1/31/2014
To the people who want to name their daughters this: I hope you never have daughters.

And to the person who thinks Ann is boring: well shame on you for saying that :D.
-- Anonymous User  4/18/2014
I am not a huge Elvis Presley fan by any means. I think Presley is a unique girl's name. I am all for unique names. Presley is new and fresh.
-- Anonymous User  4/19/2014
I am naming my daughter Presley not because of Elvis! But because it was my mother's Maiden name. I thought it would be nice to honor her and my grandparents.
-- presley  5/27/2014
We just had a little girl 6 weeks ago and named her Presley Lynn Tate ( two middle names ). At first I didn't care for the name but it really grew on me, and now I just get a kick out of the whole Elvis thing. I tell everyone my wife wouldn't let me name her Elvis so at least I got Presley. I also wanted to have an Elvis wedding in Vegas but sadly, that too, got vetoed by the wife. I am using it as a reason to rediscover his music and the baby seems to like it too. She even raises one side of her upper lip, just like the King.
-- gut12  6/6/2014
I'm 26 (female) and my name is Presley. My grandmother was in fact a huge Elvis fan and convinced my parents to name me Presley. I love it I have never gotten anything but compliments on my name.
-- Presleyba  6/27/2014
I'm considering this name for our child. Pressley is my grandparents' last name, and there are no males to carry on the last name so it would be in honor of my grandfather. I can't believe so many hate the name. I think it's a great name for a girl!
-- Anonymous User  7/18/2014
I love the name Presley. My husband was an Elvis impersonator who passed away before my little girl was born. This being the reason I named her Presley in memory of my husband.
-- Anonymous User  8/31/2014
My sons' name is Presley... and it is because I'm a huge Elvis fan. It didn't even dawn on me that it would be considered a girls name until he was like 3, when I met a girl with the same name. I find it to be masculine... That's just my opinion. It's just one of those names that will fit both boys and girls.
-- Melzr730  9/26/2014
*Rolls eyes* Great, another fairly popular & trendy name that screams "Teen mother"

Presley may be "alright" for a surname but as a given name, it's just gross & tacky.
Though I do prefer it more for a male even though Presley as a given name is utterly snobbish & has that filth rich quality to it.
I picture "Presley" more for a male but on a feminine male (the obnoxious, stereotypical kind; perhaps works as a hairstylist or with fashion.) Has that same annoyingly bad attitude & personality as that of a really preppy & perhaps "fake" type of female.
The feminine males who think they're all that and are just obnoxiously annoying.
Presley totally fits that type

Sorry, but you can find something better to name your child. And if you wish to honor Elvis Presley, there are better names. Such as his middle name, Aaron.
Use Aaron or Erin perhaps or Elvin instead of Elvis.
-- Anonymous User  10/21/2014

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