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June 5th, 2014 01:29 PM #11
It really depends. I would test out my favourite name, not asking for an adult's opinion but a primary school child. If I know that my kid's going to be teased for having a boys/girls name, a weird cartoon characters name or one that very obviously rhymes with a bad word or has a bad word in it, I might reconsider.
In the end kids are way more open with cruelty than adults and it affects them more.
I know that a kid can be bullied for anything but some brats don't need a reason, a name that rhymes with "Fat" might be causing my child pain throughout her school years.Polly
Ophelia Rosalind Clara "Elphie"
Elliott Victor Frederick
Aurora Fleur Juliet "Flora" | Arthur Lucius Henry | Penelope Alice Octavia | Hugo Kasimir Edmund
June 5th, 2014 01:45 PM #13
It depends on who it is and whether I think this sort of reaction would be normal. It also depends on what the reaction is and how I think I would feel about it if it were my name. In the case of Morgan and Avery, absolutely it's prevented me from considering using them, although I might use them in the middle. In the case of my old lady and old man names, meh, I don't care that people find them unfashionable. My main concerns are respect and teasing. Being fashionable or cool, well that doesn't last anyway.
The thing is, of course I want a name that I love because it's my "message of love" to my child, but my child has to grow up in the world with the name so I want to consider how the name might be received in my society and culture. There is no real right or wrong answer, but I tend to err on the safe side.
Last edited by anaxandra; June 5th, 2014 at 01:50 PM.Short List
Clara • Mabel • Margaret • Marian • Iris • Emmeline • Helena • Flora
Josephine • Ada • Lucy • Eloise • Genevieve • Jane • Gloria • Maeve
Isaac • Edward • Oliver • Victor • John • Jasper • Joseph • Frederick
Abraham • Alexander • Edwin • Robert • Nathaniel • Everett • Henry
June 5th, 2014 02:20 PM #15
While they're both vastly more popular for girls, they still rank for boys, and, are still known to those who aren't narrow minded, as unisex. I think Morgan is one of the few (Taylor, Rowan, Quinn, Emerson, Jordan as well) that are truly unisex and really could go either way.
I love Addison, Morgan, Rowan, Emerson, Leighton, Jordan, Harper(on either), Quinn, etc on boys, and, I think you just need to be prepared for those narrow minded comments that'll be tossed your way, but, you also to bear in mind that those people have likely had no interaction with a boy having a unisex name, so they don't realise that it can go either way.
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June 5th, 2014 02:50 PM #17Senior Member
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June 5th, 2014 03:17 PM #19Junior Member
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