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Thread: Girl name ideas
June 23rd, 2012 10:47 PM #11
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June 23rd, 2012 10:55 PM #15Member
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June 24th, 2012 01:43 AM #17Member
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June 24th, 2012 05:05 AM #19
I'm one who doesn't agree with boys names on girls, but these are the ones I actually don't think are too bad:
Rory (Aurora nn Rory would be adorable)
Willow (the first Willow I heard of was a boy so I'm counting it)
Billie (cute nn for Willow)
My favourites are Noa, Sage, Sydney and Willow "Billie"Girls: Lucy, Nora, Ivy, Mae, Willow, Rose, Nessa
Boys: Felix, Philip, Owen, Flynn, Dexter, Henry, Rory, Finlay
June 24th, 2012 05:20 AM #21
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June 24th, 2012 05:46 AM #25
I'm with 'sugarfoot' on this one.
How is it up to us to steer a person in a certain direction unless someone is asking to be steered? The OP asked for boys names that go well on girls. Many people have said "It's not my thing, but here's some exceptions to my rule" or similar. And that's the case for the majority of people. We have a particular thing but there are always exceptions to the rule (well, most of the time). If you have only a negative opinion of something, then don't contribute. How can you be helpful if you can't offer the kind of advice the OP is actually asking for?
We're trying to help them come to a decision, not undermine their taste.
That's the beauty of the world of naming humans - the people responsible for this are so different and varied and communities like nameberry have been set up to encourage people to think outside the box to find a name they love. It still applies that not everyone is going to like every name that comes up. But - I know for me and surely most other berries - it's just exciting to hear something different for once.
I know I would rather meet a girl called Spencer or Micah than one called Taylor or Madison.
Also, on the topic of good boys names becoming girls names - I don't think that's a reaction to a feeling that there aren't enough strong female names. That's just language evolving over time, just as words change and shift in their meaning and usage. Once upon a time, pink was traditional for boys and blue was for girls. Things change over time. It's just something we have to take in our stride.
ANd hey, if you want to call your boy Vivian, do it. They did it in the Young Ones, and he was a crazy punk.
June 24th, 2012 06:08 AM #27Member
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June 24th, 2012 06:25 AM #29
If this baby were a boy, would your husband be looking at names such as Ruth or Jane or Beth? It is worth considering. Just because something's cool doesn't mean it's healthy to be thoughtless about it. There's another thread over in boy names about this emerging naming practice, and we are looking for male perspectives......