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Thread: June for a boy

  1. #16
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    Apr 2013
    Great to get some positive responses. To me June sounds equally feminine on a girl and masculine on a boy, considering there is such a widely accepted trend to give girls names that traditionally belong to boys, I personally think there is nothing wrong or shameful about having a name with a female origin, women are awesome!

    I thought about Junius, after saying it a few times it sounds too close to Genius and now thats all I can think of! I did explore finding longer options to use the nn June but I didn't really warm to any. Maybe using Juno/Junot would be the way to go.

  2. #18
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    Apr 2013
    I like it. I'm adding it to my list.
    I'm not feeling incredibly profound at the moment. Check back later.

  3. #20
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    Apr 2012
    I've always seen June as masculine. I have an older cousin who is a junior but the only name he's ever gone by is June. There's nothing feminine about the sound of June; it's rather harsh for a girl and seems more appropriate for a boy

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  4. #22
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    Oct 2011
    1) As a month name, June is truly gender-neutral. There is no reason it can't be used on a boy.

    2) Our ideas of what "sounds" feminine vs. masculine are completely culturally constructed. The only reason June may "sound feminine" is because it's more frequently given to girls. There's no logical reason why your ear should interpret June as more manly than John.

    3) Girls are given historically male names all the time. Peyton? Riley? Madison? All were initially perceived as masculine. Again, there's no logical reason why historically female names shouldn't be allowed to jump genders...but there are certainly a whole lot of sexist reasons.

    4) I would love to see June on a boy. It has a strong, striking sound. If you wanted to go for a long form, Junius and Junot are both fabulous -- but June could work just as well on its own.
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  5. #24
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    Jan 2013
    I like the idea, but I wouldn't do it because of the teasing potential. It's very much considered a girl's name, so he'd be sure to cop a lot of flack at school.
    First baby due June 20, 2016

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