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April 9th, 2013 06:43 PM #16
Bear in mind that this writer is a commenter, not a featured author, and her piece was meant to open up a discussion in the comments -- which, once again, I would urge everyone to read. A lot of good points are being brought up.Simon Valor | Eloise Faye | Judah Sage | Thea Marina | Felix Orion | Iris Cordelia | Roscoe Benjamin | Lydia Wren | Jasper Conroy | Phaedra Naomi | Adrian Bruno | Lucinda 'Indie' Jane | Wallace Finnegan | Sylvie Winifred | Charles 'Charlie' Elliot | Juniper Sophie | Julian 'Jules' Atlas | Matilda Sailor | Marlowe Charles | Alice Elizabeth | Jack Mariner | Marigold 'Maggie' Susan
Just a grad student, dreaming ahead...
April 9th, 2013 06:50 PM #18~Boys~
★ August Eli Benedict ★ Bram ★ Casimir Mordecai ★ Edmond John Meirion ★ Gillon ★
★ Jory Leander ★ Julian Charles ★ Macsen ★ Vasiliy ★
★ Aira Rose ★ Arietta ★ Clover ★ Delphina ★ Eleni ★ Fiorella ★ Hester Isobel ★
★ Iris ★ Lilah ★ Merit ★ Sylvia ★
Sorry to anyone who read TSI. First draft was terrible. Second drafting now.
April 9th, 2013 07:06 PM #20
Nameberry is obsessed with Girl names, so much more fun than boys. However, the rest of world history and the world currently disagrees. Girls have always been less desirable than boys, less respected. less powerful.
I do Not believe people who like boys names on girls think less of girls. Its just a trend, nothing to take too seriously. But it is an eye opener to the reality of history.Mom to Tess, Kaia, Jasper and dogs Brody, Max and Felix
*Penelope Sadie Kite* Piper Olive Cordelia* Phoebe Clementine Hope* Hattie Vivian Jewel* Willa Florence Eve*
*Finn Wesley Joseph* Ezra Calvin David* Judah Theodore Henry* Leo Abram James*
April 9th, 2013 07:54 PM #22Senior Member
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I love this discussion and am so glad that this is something we're talking about. I agree with so much of this. It's acceptable to give a girl a male name, but not to give a boy a female name, and we all know why. And I'm really glad it's being talked about. Even if I felt like there was a lot more to say and that the write of the article should've said it. That doesn't make the point any less true.
My grandfather is 85 and his name is Marion. He was named after his grandfather. He's always gone by his middle name. I've never heard anyone other than my grandma refer to him as Marion. He just mention this weekend how he's never been proud of or much cared for his name, because it's a girls name. In my mind it's a unisex name, but I've grown up around both male and female Marion/Marian's. I love looking at these sorts of things. I just wonder what we should do with this information. Name boys Victoria, Isabella, and Chloe? Not name girls Bailey or Reese or Taylor or Lane?Girls- Winter, Eden, Colette, River, Charlotte.
Boys- Atticus, Eliot, Milo, Gideon, Malcolm.
April 9th, 2013 07:58 PM #24
Marlowe to a boy or a girl, but when I think of naming a boy Holly (which I actually like the idea of after mentioning it above!) my mind just balks. I'm a flaming feminist queer person and half of my friends are trans or gender divergent or drag queens or use neutral gender pronouns, none of which phases me, but a son named Holly, or Matilda, or Jane? I don't know. Part of me wishes I were brave enough to do it, but I certainly don't want to use my kid as a social experiment. That's a therapy bill I really don't want to foot.Simon Valor | Eloise Faye | Judah Sage | Thea Marina | Felix Orion | Iris Cordelia | Roscoe Benjamin | Lydia Wren | Jasper Conroy | Phaedra Naomi | Adrian Bruno | Lucinda 'Indie' Jane | Wallace Finnegan | Sylvie Winifred | Charles 'Charlie' Elliot | Juniper Sophie | Julian 'Jules' Atlas | Matilda Sailor | Marlowe Charles | Alice Elizabeth | Jack Mariner | Marigold 'Maggie' Susan
Just a grad student, dreaming ahead...