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Thread: The name Willow for a boy?
July 1st, 2013 02:42 PM #1Junior Member
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The name Willow for a boy?
or is it too "feminine"?
July 1st, 2013 02:50 PM #3Senior Member
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Personally, I don't find it to have a sound that leans one way or the other. However, it ranked 171 for girls in 2012, but didn't chart for boys. My guess is that people will consider it a "girl" name, and that it would be quite a bit like naming a son Ashley now, post the girl takeover. Although Ashley had a decent history as a boy's name before, which I don't believe Willow ever has. I could be wrong about that though!Tara, proud mama to a Honey Badger
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July 1st, 2013 03:02 PM #5
July 1st, 2013 03:55 PM #7
It may just be because I know only girls named Willow, but I wouldn't consider it a boys name, sorry.Mom to 1 and 1 on the way!
July 1st, 2013 03:55 PM #9
I actually know 2 male Willow's now. One is about 13 and the other is closer to my age (20s). Neither use nicknames. I think it works fine on a boy as it sounds a good deal like other male names such as Milo, Hugo, etc. I do think most people will think "girl" when they see it though, so you'd have to be prepared for that, but it does have Will if he wants it.Mother, Hellenic Pagan Priestess, and Resident Greek name expert ^_^
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