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  1. #1
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    Why Steal Male Names???

    I have long loved female names (since birth almost) and have recently become far more interested in male names.

    I am excited to see all the choices out there for male names.

    What I do not get is why parents would give male names to their daughters.

    It seems highly obnoxious to me, as though there aren't a bazillion incredible female names already out there to keep people from poaching male names.

    And I am not talking about unisex names like Riley and Rory and Andy.

    I am talking about Theo and James and Charles.

    Do girls really need to steal James? Because in this homophobic culture of ours (USA), if a name has a whiff of the female about it, it tends to be dropped as a male name.

    We don't see boys being named Charlotte and Sarah and Linda. Thankfully, as this would make the boy's life miserable.

    I just don't like the air of entitlement involved in this name take-over.

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    I don't want to judge because I can't know other people's reasoning behind it, but when I see people do this (name their daughter James or Maxwell or whatever), it always strikes me as though they're trying to choose what they think of a "strong name" for their daughter. It's great that they want to encourage traits in their child that don't necessarily conform with gender stereotypes. But doing so (giving their daughter a male name) actually seems very anti-feminist to me because it's like saying women/femininity can't be strong in and of themselves, which I wholeheartedly disagree with. Like I said, I can't speak for other people's motives, but that's how I perceive it, and I'm not really in favor of it.
    Mommy to...Maura Lucille and Baby #2 due April 8th!

    I had a baby today, I would name him/her...
    Patrick Donley or Brigid ???

    BOYS: Seamus Arthur or Niall/Neil/Neal James
    GIRLS: Fiona Corinne

  3. #5
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    Quote Originally Posted by lesliemarion View Post
    and Rory
    Rory is a boy's name only. It was never unisex.
    ~Boys~

    Jory Leander Atticus, August Eli Benedict, Casimir Mordecai Stewart,
    Edmond John Meirion, Horatio Ethell Emery, Bram William Jasper,
    Julian Remy Charles, Vasiliy Lochlan Michael.


    ~Girls~

    Aira Rose ___, Eleni Fiorella Charlotte, Sylvia Sayuri Noor,
    Merit Eleanora Adelaide, Clover Elodie Seraphine, Bridie Scarlett Viola,
    Marguerite Cecilia Iris, Eilidh Clara Valentine.


    Sorry to anyone who read TSI. First draft was terrible. Second drafting now.

  4. #7
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    Quote Originally Posted by renrose View Post
    Rory is a boy's name only. It was never unisex.
    Rory can be a nickname for Aurora therefore it can be unisex.
    for every dark night, there is a brighter day

  5. #9
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    Quote Originally Posted by laurakatex View Post
    Rory can be a nickname for Aurora therefore it can be unisex.
    In that context yes but not - as the OP wrote it - as a given name itself.
    ~Boys~

    Jory Leander Atticus, August Eli Benedict, Casimir Mordecai Stewart,
    Edmond John Meirion, Horatio Ethell Emery, Bram William Jasper,
    Julian Remy Charles, Vasiliy Lochlan Michael.


    ~Girls~

    Aira Rose ___, Eleni Fiorella Charlotte, Sylvia Sayuri Noor,
    Merit Eleanora Adelaide, Clover Elodie Seraphine, Bridie Scarlett Viola,
    Marguerite Cecilia Iris, Eilidh Clara Valentine.


    Sorry to anyone who read TSI. First draft was terrible. Second drafting now.

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