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June 25th, 2013 09:10 AM #1Member
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Would You Feel Bad for a Boy Named...?
My husband and I have started talking about names for our yet to be, but hopefully soon to be conceived, child/ren. For a boy we are drawn to several andro, surname type names. The trouble, I fear is that our favorites are much more popular for girls than they are for boys. I worry that if they they skew too girly they would be a burden for a boy to wear. To give you an idea of my thinking, Avery, Cameron and Quinn are a little girly (in my mind) but still not a big deal for a boy to pull off. On the other hand Ashley, Madison and Kendall feel (to me) feminine enough that they would be troublesome for a boy. What do you think of the usability, for a boy, of these names:
Emerson - The -son ending makes it more masculine and Most girl Emersons are probably going by Emmy or Emme or Emma, right? or am I wrong?
Harper - I ADORE the image of this on a little boy, but I once heard someone refer to it as the new Ashley...I knew a boy naked Ashley in the 90s and I felt bad for him. If you met a little boy named Harper, what would your reaction be, would you feel bad for him?
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June 25th, 2013 09:32 AM #7Senior Member
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I agree with above about Emerson.
Harper could be cute on a boy but it is very popular on a girl so you'd have to be prepared for him being the only boy with 2/3 girls with the same name.
I think Ashley is one of those names that is popular for each gender. Ashley in my opinion is a boy (my cousin is called Ashley and he was born in the 90s), Ashleigh/Ashei/Ashlee/Ashlea are girls names variations.
Cameron Iv only ever know. As a surname or as a boys name I don't know many Cameron's as girls.
Madison and Kendall to me are both girls names.
Quinn - is a unisex name. See Harper.
Avery - is a also a a unisex name. But I think it's more towards girls than boys.
June 25th, 2013 09:34 AM #9若兰
I'm just a third-culture girl with an affinity for names.
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