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October 31st, 2012 12:58 AM #16Senior Member
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i had no idea just wanted to read through this thread as i find this topic interesting and from what others have said i am going to second!
I can SO see Felix on a girl! i think its cute!
Percy! omg!!!! i actually LOVE this suggestion! Posy is too ring a ring a rosy a pocket full posy for me and just too cutesy but Percy is PERFECT!! I actually think this one you could get away with easily as Percy is no longer very popular for boys (i dont think, i've never met a Percy in my life apart from on thomas the tank engine) and to me is sounds soft and gentle! i love it! i'm gonna play with combos now.... hehe
Jasper i dont know why but i can also see this on a girl pretty easily. reminds me of words like 'whisper' and 'jasmine'
i'm not usually a cross over girl though i dont actually mind when names are crossed over and some sound really good but Percy is one i am really really liking right now! i will probably have to sleep on it in case this is crazy hormones lol!Expecting a baby GIRL!!! 19/3/2013
October 31st, 2012 01:08 AM #18
October 31st, 2012 04:00 AM #20
Bailey and Avery are the two "unisex" names that I'd like to see more on boys as well -- Especially Avery.
I remember I thought that was the perfect name for a boy when I was 16 years old (I'm 20 now)... but then I heard it on all these newborn baby girls.. Not to mention, I realized there's a brand of shipping labels called, "Avery".
So I've tossed it for now.
Who knows how I'll feel when I cross the baby-naming bridge, though!
As for the case of "Mackenzie", I think it's very usable! "Mack" or "Mac" goes along well with the big "Surname-name" and "Cool Irish/Scottish/Gaelic" trends. People who are fond of those kinds of names may find Mackenzie to be an attractive choice!
It's long enough and even though it ends with an "-ie", that's probably what gives it energy: the "ee" sound that stretches it out. What may make it most attractive and masculine-sounding is the rhythm in which a person pronounces "Mackenzie".
On another note, I feel like children will like the "Zach"-like nn of "Mac(k)". It could be the new "Zach" for all we know. Time will only tell.
I agree with other posters who've expressed Austen is cool for a girl! If you don't know who Jane Austen is, I wouldn't be surprised if you thought it absurd.
October 31st, 2012 03:47 PM #22Senior Member
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Percy has always been one of my favorite names for a girl, but my entire family considers it unusable on any gender due to the horrible character by that name in The Green Mile.
I also love Rowan on a girl, but strongly dislike it on a boy. I believe those are the only unisex names I actually like on a girl (although I do love feminizations such as Harriet, Josephine, and Georgina). I love the idea of giving a girl a male middle name, like William or James.
As for the boys, I wish some of the "softer" names were socially accepted these days. Years ago no one would have batted an eye at a male Evelyn or Meredith, but now it's virtually unheard of. I have always much preferred Evelyn on a boy, and I really, really want to use it.Arrietty Hazel, Blythe Frances, Elenore Alice, Greta Eliza, Iris Tabitha, Matilda Clara, Olive Madeline, Ruby Anne, Sally Clementine, Susan EloiseCalvin Oliver, Charles Eldridge, Finn Wyatt, George Arthur, Henry Nigel, Liam Ezra, Milo Everett, Samuel Hiram, Tobias David, Roland Oskar
October 31st, 2012 04:01 PM #24Delicious autumn! My very soul is wedded to it, and if I were a bird I would fly about the earth seeking the successive autumns. ~George Eliot