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September 22nd, 2013 10:39 AM #1
Would you assume Grey is a boy or a girl?“
" Someone I loved once gave me a box full of darkness. It took me years to understand that this too was a gift " ~ Mary Oliver
My name is Vasiliki but I prefer Bellerose . A lover of dark names , trying to be something in her life .
Persephone " Seph " ~ Hades ~ Prometheus .
September 22nd, 2013 10:45 AM #3Member
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To me it would be a boy
September 22nd, 2013 10:53 AM #5Junior Member
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I think color names are unisex. Grey is also a surname, which further makes the case for it being either/or. I don't know any boy Greys (Grayson, yes, Grey/Gray, no), but I would not be shocked to meet one. I do know a couple of girls with Grey as a middle, and I think it's lovely. Good thing, since it's my husband's frontrunner for a mn for our daughter. I do prefer the Grey spelling to the Gray spelling, btw.
September 22nd, 2013 11:07 AM #7
September 22nd, 2013 11:26 AM #9
As a surname or word name, it is technically unisex. However, I would hesitate to use it as a first name for a female due to outmoded societal attitudes that are still rampant. Men and women are viewed differently as they age and turn gray (eg. men are viewed as "distinguished" as they mature while women are judged more harshly and are seen as just "old" or "past the shelf date"). Therefore, I think the name is more suitable for a man as a first name. Am I reinforcing these stereotypes with my previous statement? Yes, probably. However, in my defense, I think it works for both genders as a middle name. I do admit to a guilty pleasure soft spot for the name Grayling (a type of fish) and I prefer it for a girl. Go figure.All the best,