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Thread: Double-barreled male names.
May 13th, 2014 03:48 PM #1Member
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May 13th, 2014 04:44 PM #5
I think they tend to feel even more "country" than girl double-barrels.
Sarah-Grace can get by fine anywhere, but I don't think I'd want my surgeon to be called Billy-Ray.
But then I've never met a guy with a double barrel name.
I could see something like Bennet-Gray
Jody is already unisex/leaning toward feminine, putting it in a double barrel enhances that feel IMO.
Toby-Glenn maybe?Olivia/Livia/Livy/Liv : Thessaly/Darah/Bethel : Noelle/Eve
Benedict/Eli: Jude/Zane: Luke/Darius : Levi/Phineas/Calvin
May 13th, 2014 09:43 PM #7
They're definitely less common for boys than for girls, but I think they're acceptable.
If I'm marking huge generalizations, I tend to associate double-barrelled boys names with 1) the southern US (Billy-Bob, Jerry-Ray,etc. ) or 2) Catholics (John-Mark, John-Paul, etc.) Of course, I could name on both hands the number of guys with two names I've met in my life, so my sample size is far from being large enough to establish any legitimate trends.
Actually, now that I think about it, John-something is probably the most common double name for boys, and the least likely to cause any double-takes.
Jody-Glenn strikes me as rather unisex, bordering on feminine, but not because it's double-barelled. It's more that Glenn can easily be misheard as "Lynn" and Jody is a unisex name. That doesn't mean you can't use it, you just have to be cool with a unisex name.
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