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October 31st, 2012 01:58 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 02:08 AM #18
October 31st, 2012 05:00 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 04:47 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.Eleanor Vivian, Matilda Hermione, Ruby Clementine, Greta Gwendolen & Alice MarcelineSamuel Wyatt, Eldridge Hiram, Roland Ezra, Oskar Tobias & George David
October 31st, 2012 05:01 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