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Thread: Boy Names for A Girl
March 7th, 2014 03:31 AM #11
I'm not a big fan of this trend for the practicality issue. You'd better get ready for embarrassing mix-ups (being assigned to the wrong locker room, called up to give a speech and asked if it's really you, being constantly asked for your i.d. to make sure you're not lying, etc.). Names signal gender, and when you choose a non-unisex name... just a boy's name... it can lead to some awkwardness. I've known girls named Kyle, Micah, and Aaron. They all hated their names... so I might try to talk to people who have experienced this to hear their opinions. I'm sure some had no problems... others did. Some that could work (a bit more on the unisex side):
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Emiliana Pari 郑煜曈 '14
Names I love, but cannot use:
Soren Pasha, Caspian Bardia, Aryo Benjamin, Lorenzo Kaveh
Rosalind Katayoun, Viola Parvaneh, Colette Firoozeh
March 7th, 2014 03:50 AM #13
March 7th, 2014 06:30 AM #15Senior Member
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March 7th, 2014 06:35 AM #17Junior Member
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I have always found it a little amusing with the number of people who hate the "boy names on girls" trend... Given how many "Girl Only" names used to be 100% boy names once... So you'd have to be a hater of so many "girls" names like Whitney, Kelley, Tracy, Lindsay, Leslie, Kim, Lynn, Hilary, Beverly, Aubrey, Alexis, Allison...
I read this list and even I was surprised... Aubrey? Sounds so pretty... So sure, you can say the cultural shift happened years ago, but the cultural shift has been going on and still goes on and will always go on...
What's weird is how girly things are never cool for boys... Never gonna name your little boy Lily or Rose... And you'll never dress your boy in pink... But little girls can wear as much blue as they want and a name like Ryan or James isn't far fetched for a girl. Makes me wonder if subconsciously we still have a negative attitude towards the feminine... Sorry, totally went off track, but it was interesting...
March 7th, 2014 06:50 AM #19
My name is Jo, works for both male and female
Matilda- nn Mattie, Tillie
Charlotte- nn Charlie, Lottie
Harriet- Harri, Hattie, Ettie
Eliette- sounds like Elliot
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