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Thread: June for a boy
July 27th, 2013 10:06 PM #16
I like it. I'm adding it to my list.I'm not feeling incredibly profound at the moment. Check back later.
July 27th, 2013 10:06 PM #18Senior Member
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July 27th, 2013 10:12 PM #20
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.Simon, Eloise/Louise, Faye, Judah, Thea, Felix, Iris, Cordelia, Roscoe, Lydia, Jasper, Phaedra, Adrian, Lucinda, Jane, Conrad, Wallace, Finnegan, Sylvie, Charlie, Dashiell, Juniper, Atlas, Matilda, Julian, Alice, Marlowe, Octavia, Jack, Marigold, Archer, Gabriel, Persephone, Raphael, Dov
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July 27th, 2013 10:16 PM #22
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.~ Mother of Violet Elizabeth Rose ~
FUTURE DAUGHTER: IVY OR JANE
FUTURE SON: FREDERICK OR HENRY
July 27th, 2013 11:12 PM #24Junior Member
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@augusta_lee- I'm with you on those points!