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Celebrity Baby Names: Boys’ names for girls

Not that this is something completely new.  After all, way back when, Diane Keaton named her daughter Dexter Dean, Kelsey Grammer had girls called Spencer and Mason, and Miley Cyrus’s parents named their next daughter Noah.  But lately the trend of celebrities giving their female offspring completely male— not unisex— names has been wildly escalating.  Here are some of the most extreme gender-benders. (And if you haven’t already, be sure to check out our great new graphic showing just where every unisex name stands on the boy-girl spectrum.)


Phaedra

Here’s an example of gender-bending going the other way. Peaches Honeyblossom Geldof, no stranger to strange names, with sisters called Fifi Trixiebelle, Little Pixie and Heavenly Hiraani Tigerlily, chose to give both her sons customarily female names—Astala (shown) and Phaedra.

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