Layne

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Layne

I need some feedback. I've been getting some unexpected comments about the name Layne.

What do you think? Like? Hate? Neutral? Think it's more for a boy or girl?

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Joined: 11/06/07
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It is definitely a girl name to me. I'm kind of neutral about it. I don't love it, but I don't mind it either.

Joined: 01/18/06
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I think girl. I'm not really keen on it though. It would probably get nicknamed to Laynie, which also doesn't ring my bell.

Joined: 01/25/02
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My cousin is Michael Layne ___, and his little boy is Layne Michael. I also have another cousin named Lane (male). I think its a cute name, country-ish, wasn't that the main character in 8 seconds? Anyhow, I prefer it for a boy, but maybe because I love Lainee for a girl, and not the nickname Layne for it.

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Honestly when I hear the name "Layne" I think of the character off Gilmore Girls. Lol, but then again my daughter's name is Lorelei and it's because I watched a marathon of that show and the name grew on me!

Anyway, I have heard it as a boy or girl name and I think it's an uncommon name. I don't think it's a bad name, kind of cute and unique.

Joined: 01/04/09
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I like it for boy or girl. Boy - Lane and Girl - Layne...the 'Y' to me means girl. I really like the nickname Lanie if it were a girl.

And yes PP, it was in the movie 8 Seconds. The guys name that movie was about was Lane Frost.

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Joined: 04/06/11
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I like it because it's different... but it definitely sounds more feminine than masculine to me... but I'm on the fence about it.

HeatherAnn817's picture
Joined: 05/28/04
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Its become a very common name, especially for middle names here.

Its a surname in my husbands family, and all of the girls of the last 4 generations, aside from my daughter, all have Lane as a middle name. (My DD has my Mom's name as her middle name and her twin brother is a III - one named for each side).

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Joined: 12/20/11
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"KessyWessy" wrote:

I need some feedback. I've been getting some unexpected comments about the name Layne.

What do you think? Like? Hate? Neutral? Think it's more for a boy or girl?

Layne to me is a girls name...I know a girl named Layne and a girl named Laynie.....I like it

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Joined: 12/20/11
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"KessyWessy" wrote:

I need some feedback. I've been getting some unexpected comments about the name Layne.

What do you think? Like? Hate? Neutral? Think it's more for a boy or girl?

I think of it as a girls name...I like it but don't love it...I mean don't take my opinion...lots of people don't like the names DH and me like so we just ignore them lol

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Depends how you pronounce it... Is it like LAY-nee... Or more like lane (as in a road)?

Love the name Lainey (infact if we were to ever have another girl she'd be either Lainey or Trinity) for a girl...

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Joined: 06/15/02
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To me it can be either boy or girl although spelling it Layne, makes me think girl. I like it and we actually have it on our list for a middle name (I'd love it for a boy for a first name but we already have two L names and that can get confusing enough!). It makes me think of Lane from the movie 8 Seconds (not a bad reference Wink

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Joined: 11/21/07
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I really like the name Layne and I think boy immediately because of Lane Frost (the bull rider). It probably doesn't help that my son is Zayne so I don't think that the "Y" makes it girlie

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Joined: 12/14/06
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"Bear Family" wrote:

I like it for boy or girl. Boy - Lane and Girl - Layne...the 'Y' to me means girl. I really like the nickname Lanie if it were a girl.

I agree. My daugher and husband share the middle name Lane, but neither go by it. I do love Laney for a girl, but I think Lane would be fine for a boy too.

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Joined: 04/24/08
Posts: 145

I'm neutral on it for a girl's name. I don't like it for a boy's name.