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Gabe or Riley??

My sister is going to name her baby Gabriel and they are leaning more towards calling him Riley instead of Gabe..I like it but I don't quite get it ... what do you think??

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lalasmom8

Asked by lalasmom8 at 9:14 AM on Nov. 5, 2010 in Baby Names

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  • I love the name Riley - not so much Gabriel (no offense). But how is Riley a nickname for Gabriel?
    SweetPieMama24

    Answer by SweetPieMama24 at 9:14 AM on Nov. 5, 2010

  • I love both names especially Gabriel....But yeah I am not getting the connection. but hey I have heard starnger nicknames....like peg for margaret or dick for richard. I never got those either.
    Finkette

    Answer by Finkette at 9:16 AM on Nov. 5, 2010

  • I'm guessing Riley comes from the end of Gabriel "Riely" its cute but like i said I don't get it!! lol
    lalasmom8

    Comment by lalasmom8 (original poster) at 9:17 AM on Nov. 5, 2010

  • I like Riley ... that's cute! Gabe sounds ... old.
    sgt.youngs.wife

    Answer by sgt.youngs.wife at 9:21 AM on Nov. 5, 2010

  • It is her baby. Let her decide.
    tootoobusy

    Answer by tootoobusy at 9:22 AM on Nov. 5, 2010

  • Personally, if you are going to name a child Gabriel - either use the full name or use Gabe. Riley doesn't make sense as a nickname for the name.
    twinsplus2more

    Answer by twinsplus2more at 9:25 AM on Nov. 5, 2010

  • its her baby, but when I think of riley I think of a girl!
    SabrenaLeigh

    Answer by SabrenaLeigh at 9:28 AM on Nov. 5, 2010

  • I love the name Riley, but only for a boy. I think it sounds weird for a girl. I don't understand how she's getting "Riley" out of "Gabriel". I love the name Gabe, I just don't like Gabriel.
    poptart0325

    Answer by poptart0325 at 9:32 AM on Nov. 5, 2010

  • I like her creativity, but most people aren't going to get it. I have a friend Brandon, who goes by Brad :P
    an-apple-a-day

    Answer by an-apple-a-day at 9:37 AM on Nov. 5, 2010

  • I don't see the connection either, but I do like the name Riley better than Gabe.

    zbee

    Answer by zbee at 9:41 AM on Nov. 5, 2010

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