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February 11th, 2014 05:03 PM #1Member
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Unisex Names: Which Gender Comes to Mind?
I'm a big fan of unisex names, as a lot of them are gorgeous, and I also like the thought of my hypothetical future child not being stuck with a name that feels too masculine or too feminine for them. But often, I see a unisex name I would use for a girl in the Boy's Names category, or vica versa, and I think; that doesn't feel right! I guess we all have an idea of which gender a unisex name would go better with.
Both hands up for unisex names being unisex, but I'm curious;
Which gender would you assign these unisex names?
And what would you think if you came across a child given a name you'd consider for the opposite sex?
GRIDDIE, EIGHTEEN, MUGGLE-BORN, WALES
Names from literature and fantasy, astrological and old British, nicknames and surnames.
Benedict Arthur Percival || Jasper Pippin Abraxas || Agatha Edith Avery || Juno Jameson 'JJ' Astra || Georgia Ginevra 'Ginny' Altalune
|| Archie Felician Balthazar || Margaret "Daisy" Minerva Maeve || Iris Andromeda Aurora || Kieran Echo Alaska ||
February 11th, 2014 06:18 PM #3
Juno - female (I don't believe this is unisex; Juneau is a place name so that may be considered unisex)
Kieran - male (form of Irish male name Ciaran)
Rory - either gender but prefer it on a boy
Carson - male
Rowan - either gender but prefer it on a boy
Elliott - male. The Eliette spelling is a legitimate French name that can be used for a girl.
River - male
Charlie - male. I don't mind it for a nickname for a girl named Charlie.
Story - female
Artemis - female. Artemas/Artemus are the male spellings.
Maddox - male. This is way to masculine-sounding for a girl.
Navy - female
Jameson - male
Avery - either gender
Collins - male
FYI - Nameberry isn't always correct when giving genders to names.
What would you think if you came across a child given a name you'd consider for the opposite sex?
It seems that most people are fine with giving girls unisex names or even traditional boys names but rarely practice the same for their sons. I find that misogynist. Why are boys names considered stronger and better than girls names? Unless a name is of family signifance, I just don't find unisex names very appealing. Once they become prevalent for girls, most of them are never given to boys again. I'm not going to get into a debate regarding this matter because it's been on numerous heated threads here on Nameberry. My opinion is: men and women ARE different and I like that reflected in the names that are chosen. That's just what I like.All the best,
February 11th, 2014 09:36 PM #5Not expecting, just love collecting names!
My name is Erin. I am 23 years old and I have been a proud name nerd since I was 10.
Girl names: Juliet Elaine, Madeleine ?, Marie Anneliese, Linnea Carys, Stella Vivienne, Emilia Noelle, Clara Felicity, Violet Elizabeth, Lydia Violet, Elaine Victoria, Evelyn Hope
Boy names: Jonathan Rhys, Wesley Judah, Evan ? Joel Dominic, Quinn Patrick, Dawson Cole, Judah Nathaniel, Rhys Jeremiah, Roman Gabriel, Lachlan Jude
February 11th, 2014 10:01 PM #7Senior Member
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February 11th, 2014 10:12 PM #9Senior Member
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