I work in a primary school and I shudder when I see posts like this. Sorry.
All kids want is to fit in. The name Shirley isn't so bad, but could you use it as a middle name instead?
I know you like the name etc and it has meaning to you, but it's the child who has to live with it, not the parent.
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14-07-2016 05:24 #11
14-07-2016 07:31 #12
I think using Shirley as a middle name is meaningful enough, but that's just how I feel.
I can't think of any suitable alternatives that pay tribute to her name. I don't like names that appear to be made up, so I say stick with Shirley.
14-07-2016 08:05 #13Senior Member
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Shirley is lovely. Old names are making a comeback so I say use it. And out of interest Shirley is also a boys name. Anne of Green Gables had a boy called Shirley.
14-07-2016 08:56 #14Senior Member
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14-07-2016 14:45 #15
14-07-2016 14:51 #16
I would look at using Shirley as a middle name not first name. My main reason is my good friends first name is Shirley and she got such a hard time growing up with her name that she is known as her middle name now.
Edit to add I think Moss is a pretty cool name or you could shorten Shirley to Lee for a girl or boy?
14-07-2016 15:15 #17
Moss for sure as a boys name. As for Shirley, I have a relative with that name. It's a little unusual these days but I don't see a problem. It's up there in age with names such as William, Harry, hazel, pearl, irene, sandy, sandra, grace, eve, Eva, carol, ruby, Peter, Charles/Charlie etc..
The fact it pays tribute to a loved relative scores bonus points towards using it IMO.
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