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June 28th, 2013 10:05 PM #126** The opinions expressed above are not meant to be reflective of Nameberry as a whole but are my opinion and mine alone. **
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June 28th, 2013 10:25 PM #128Senior Member
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While I do think that boys-names-gone-girl is a trend at the moment, I also think that softer boy names like Luca, Elijah, Ezra, Jacob, ect are a major trend as well. I also think that some "male" names like Hunter, Taylor, River, ect are absolutely word names that could be worn by whatever sex. AND I think that giving a girl a family surname as a first or middle makes sense, even though it isn't my style, since she might lose her own surname in marriage. It's a nice way to ensure that she maintains a connection to her heritage in her name, always. I personally would use Morgan or Sidney on a boy regardless of the female associations that I have for those names.
Is it anti-feminist to name your daughter with a feminization of a male name? Is Victoria anti-feminist cause it's a feminization of Victor? I mean, maybe. I think so many people that cringe at the idea of a girl Maxwell do so because they are afraid it could make their son named Maxwell more readily perceived as girly or gay. To try to displace those emotions by psychoanalyzing the parents who chose Maxwell for their daughter is silly to me. Maybe it was a family name, maybe they just wanted to be oh-so-different, maybe they hate women and feminine qualities, but probably not...
July 20th, 2013 05:18 PM #130
Hollis' in my area is all. I'd just be delighted to see either on a little boy because it's rare where I live.scribe
- twenty-something college student in the States
- growing and getting older with her senior canine companion of 9 years, Pete.
- not expecting, but hopes to adopt and/or ttc someday
July 20th, 2013 06:56 PM #132Member
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Just name your kid what you bloody want to and be on with it!Saskia ~ Tavy ~ Ramona ~ Mischa ~ Jane ~ Sasha ~ Freda ~ Sara ~ Irena ~ Josephine ~ Rosie ~ Betty ~ Francesca ~ Vanessa ~ Louise ~ Mabel ~ Violet ~ Tess ~ Jasmine ~ Allegra
Keaton ~ David ~ Thomas ~ Paul ~ Jude ~ Luke ~ Jack ~ Asa ~ Daniel
July 20th, 2013 06:56 PM #134Member
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As many of you know, i have chosen to name my daughter Sawyer Grace. I didn't choose this name for her because i wanted a boy, find masculine qualities more desirable than feminine ones, or desire her to be a rough and tough chick. I chose it because DH came across it while browsing name sites ( in the unisex section ) and when he said the name out loud i fell in love with it. Gender equality didn't even cross my mind when i choose it. This topic could be debated forever because its all a matter of opinion. Everyone has a different opinion on which names are unisex and which ones are not. Where i find Logan, Dylan, Spencer, Ryan, Elliot, Conner, Evan and Tyler, to be strictly masculine names, some people view them as unisex, and frankly once a child is given a name it becomes acceptable for their gender, whether you like it or not. You might think that naming a girl Ryan is totally ridiculous, but what would you do if you met a little girl names Ryan? Say to her, " your parents must have wanted a boy because Ryan is a boy's name? " Of course not. I guess what i am trying to say is everyone is entitled to their own opinion, and unless a parent asks for it, i don't think anyone has the right to judge them or question the name they chose for their child, or why they chose it.