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May 23rd, 2013 02:11 PM #11
I typically don't like unisex or boy's names on girls but I absolutely love Rowan! I have only ever known girls with the name so I see it as no frill yet still feminine name. I picture a very strong woman that always carries herself like a lady.
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May 23rd, 2013 02:34 PM #13Junior Member
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May 23rd, 2013 03:28 PM #17
I can picture Rowan as both a girl's and a boy's name. It's interesting how much we base our perception of a name's "gender" on whether we've encountered (mostly) boys or girls wearing it. Supports my opinion that a name becomes the child, and that concepts of masculine/feminine (sounds, in this case) are often fluid and socially constructed.
Rowena is nice but a bit too...whimsical? in my opinion. I prefer Rowan. It's a great name.
FYI: Around 700 girls and 1100 boys were given the name Rowan last year, so it's solidly unisex in practice/usage; also, it's rising for both sexes (albeit more slowly for boys).
Last edited by gretel; May 23rd, 2013 at 03:39 PM.