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Westley (also called Farm Boy) is one of the principal characters in William Goldman's novel The Princess Bride. It was made into a film (starring Cary Elwes as Westley and Robin Wright as his love, Buttercup) in 1986.
-- WeloveyouJesseLacey  6/22/2005
In the movie they spelled this name two different ways. In the credits it was spelled "Wesley" and on the back of the movie case it was spelled "Westley". Or vice-versa, I'm not sure which.
-- Arowen Half-Elven  3/22/2006
Both of the previous commenters about this name have gotten facts about 'The Princess Bride' movie wrong. First, the movie came out in 1987. Second, the name IS spelt Westley in the credits.
-- Anonymous User  8/25/2006
The Anonymous comment is wrong--The book WAS first, as it was published in 1973, and the movie was released in 1987. The spelling of the name is in fact Westley.

(This just happens to be my favorite book and movie of all time! Great story! Though I do like the character Inigo a little more than Westley, the name Westely is a nicer-sounding name.)
-- Irish Pearl  1/5/2007
A great name.
-- Anonymous User  11/27/2007
I personally find the spelling Westley really odd looking. Especially when pronounced WEST-lee. I much prefer Wesley. It's more manly looking. Westley almost looks like a girls name to me. But I adore the name in general. :)
-- Anonymous User  1/7/2010
Westley is more difficult to pronounce then Wesley because of the t. I prefer Wesley.
-- Liesl  1/21/2011
John Wesley is the founder of the Methodist church. John Wesley's family surname was originally spelled Westley, but his father changed it to Wesley.
-- Kate  4/17/2011
"The Princess Bride" has indeed always been a favourite film of mine. I love this name and want to use it as a middle name one day :)
-- JanetLouise  6/28/2011
The name Westley was given to 138 baby boys born in the US in 2012.
-- Oohvintage  7/19/2013
As you wish.
-- ophelia  9/13/2013

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