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August 5th, 2013 06:30 PM #1
Winter: Too Trendy and/or Feminine?Mother to Vesper and Ondine
August 5th, 2013 06:42 PM #3Senior Member
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It might be more common for girls, but i actually think that it's so thoroughly a noun that you can absolutely use it for a boy. When people hear "winter" they think of the season, not the baby name, kwim? It evokes snow and sweaters and pine trees and holidays, not the image of a girl. I'm not usually a fan of especially noun-y, or especially gender-neutral names, but it seems that Winter is an exception!
And while it's not as unusual as, say, Aethelstan, it's not Jackson either. If it works for you, then i give you my official go-ahead. For whatever that's worth!
August 5th, 2013 07:03 PM #5
Sorry but I agree with your friends. Winter is very feminine to me. For one, all the other season names (Autumn, Summer) are girl names, so it just kind of makes sense that Winter would also be a girl's name. Second, it lends itself to the nickname Winnie, which is also a girl's name. Third, all the Winters I've met have been little girls, so I can't really picture it on a boy.
August 5th, 2013 07:29 PM #7Please vote on my names list http://www.babynames.com/namelist/9831892
Mary Wildflower, Fae, Edith (Edie), Ida, Beatrix, Jean, Winifred (Winnie), Phaedra, Thisbe, Sylvie, Cordelia, Magnolia, Catherine, Mimosa
Arto, Lawson, William, Rupert, Albert, Makepeace, Wetherell
Rabbits Eleanore Saffron Nightingale & Gethin Abraham Jubilee(Bob/Bobby), Lizard Ute (German Ooteh), Guinea pigs Marmaduke Hubbard & Algernon (LG)
August 5th, 2013 08:24 PM #9
Thanks ladies, I guess I do feel like it is a noun and therefore inherently neutral, I am just not sure how I feel about Winter turning out to be like a man being named Ashley or Leslie.
@pansy, it's funny you mention the other seasons because in my mind the rationale was that since girls get the other seasons, at least one has to be for a boy!Mother to Vesper and Ondine