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May 24th, 2013 03:44 PM #26
Last edited by lexiem; May 24th, 2013 at 04:29 PM. Reason: I forgot how to string together full sentencesAurelia - Endora - Illyria - Lorelei - Merida - Ofelia - Penrose - Tabitha - Viola - Zenobia
Alaric - Anton - Cedric - Dexter - Erich - Felix - Hector - Hendrik - Leonidas - Victor
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May 24th, 2013 04:24 PM #28Senior Member
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While I quite like gender-bending nicknames, I am not a fan of using masculine given names for girls. A nickname is optional, a given name less so. When meeting a girl with a boys name it makes me think that the parents were disappointed to have a girl. It also sends a bit of an anti-feminist message, because tons of people might like Felix or Ryan or James on a girl but no one wants to name a son Felicity or Rose or Anna...because a boy would be mocked for being too feminine, whereas it's ok for a girl to be more masculine because on a whole, we as a society consider masculinity to be superior. That is a really sad message to be sending to both our daughters and our sons, in my opinion. I am certain that is not your intention at all, but it will still contribute to that message whether we want it to or not. I just can't like boys names on girls until girls names are equally acceptable for boys, sorry.
I do really like the suggestions of Felixa and Filix, though! Felix could be a cute nn for Fiona Alexis (or anything with an F and X in the combo, really). Phoebe or Daphne have similar sounds and are not frilly at all. Or Xanthe Selah would be very nice as an alternative to Silas on a girl and would sound great with Rowan!
May 24th, 2013 04:26 PM #30Laurel - 2O - Aries - Slytherin - University of Toronto
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May 24th, 2013 04:31 PM #32Member
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May 24th, 2013 04:34 PM #34
To be perfectly honest, I'd find it ridiculous on a girl.♥ Margaret Mary ♥
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