Not a big fan of the trend in general, but there are some "unisex" names I don't mind or prefer on girls - Avery, for example. The ones I do like tend to be those with feminine sounds, -ley or -y endings, I don't like blatantly masculine names on girls. To me, Carter, Carson, Miller, etc don't have feminine appeal. Also,biblical male names that end in a - Micah, etc. I really only think of as male names, although that a ending encourages people to use them for girls.
I honestly LOVE boys names on girls. My name is Michael and I love it. I do go by nn Ellie but I still like Michael. I wish sometimes I was a Mike not an Ellie. I like Blake, Parker, Carter, Rory, Brody, Sutton, Rowan, Ryan, Elliott, Mason, Riley, Avery, and Finley on a girl. I cringe when I see some of these names on a little boy. LOL
My parents decided to name me "Brennon" like a boy, 23 years ago, and that was incredibly rare back then, i have never met a girl named Brennon, especially spelling it with an "o". So needless to say, i have been wanting to name my little girl with a boy's name since i was old enough to think about naming your kids (which was probably 10 or 11 years old haha). but now it has turned into a fad! even so... i still love the idea!!
my name is Brennon.. but i do have a girl-friend whose name is "Johnnie" which i think is really cute!
but my top fav boy names for a little girl has recently been "Blake" or "Brett".. but i do LOVE Parker and Quinn from a list i saw today! but i would love any suggestions...
This posting is an old one from March 2012.
Yes my stepdaughters are Rhylee and Emmersyn are the most beautiful girls I have ever met they have been through a lot but they always seem to put themselves first even if they are only 7. Another thing is they are absolute tomboys and refuse to go shopping with me and they hate clothes and barbies and princesses. My little sister who's ten named Arianna loves anything ultra girly. Has anyone else noticed that.
I can't recall knowing anyone in real life that fell into the "girls with boy names" category. My only experience with such a thing is contestants on TV shows or documentaries. From that alone, it seems like the media is pushing for the female Ryans, Dales, Elliots, and so on to be the next walking Barbie dolls. Is this to compensate for a perfectly Rambo-esque name? For me, not so. It's seems more like a misguided attempt to be "different", albeit one that is not creative or unique.