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  1. #11
    Join Date
    Nov 2011
    I have met a boy & a girl. I think I like it a bit more on a boy.

  2. #13
    Join Date
    Apr 2012
    I've only met one Dakota- a man in his 50s
    The name has always felt more masculine to me, even before I met him

    Fox * Rohan * Jade * Shea * Eden * Blaise * Greer
    Lotus * Noor * Tallulah * Jasper * Linden * Arden

  3. #15
    It's used pretty much equally for both genders but I think it's definitely more usable on a girl. For one, there are more celebrity Dakota girls than boys. There's Dakota Fanning and then there's a girl Dakota in "The Office" (I love the name on her, she's the reason I like it). Another thing is that it's easier for a girl to pull off a unisex name than a boy. It's way worse socially for a boy to appear feminine than for a girl to appear tomboyish. For girls it's kind of edgy and cool, and for boys it just doesn't work. Another thing is that the -a ending is traditionally feminine. I actually really like it on a girl even though it's not particularly my style, persay!
    Felicity ~ Calista ~ Claudia ~ Beatrice "Betty" ~ Carlotta ~ Millie ~ Cora ~ Audrey ~ Violet

    Calvin ~ Jude ~ Miles ~ Oliver ~ Roscoe ~ Benjamin ~ Leo ~ Adrian ~ Isaac ~ Colin

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  4. #17
    Join Date
    May 2012
    I think Dakota is better on a boy. But then the only Dakota I know in person is a little boy.
    Honestly though, I've always dreamt about having a Husky named Dakota so the name on a human is a little odd to me.
    proud of our little Lorelei (may 2016)

  5. #19
    Either one. I like it better for a boy, though.
    Gideon ~ Ezekiel ~ Abel ~ Emmett ~ Declan ~ Silas ~ Ezra ~ Flynn ~ Jasper ~ Elliot
    Maisie ~ Willa ~ Naomi ~ Vivienne ~ Evangeline ~ Gemma ~ Amaryllis ~ Lux ~ Remi ~ Sophie
    Shiloh ~ River ~ Sage ~ Rowan

    Name Crush of the Moment: Oona

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