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June 5th, 2014 12:29 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.Rose Lavinia Charlotte
Henry Frederick Arthur
Edmund Hugo / Edmund Louis
Alice Cordelia / Alice Georgiana / Alice Matilda
(la-vinn-ee-a / fre-der-rick / lou-ee / geor-gyiah-na)
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June 5th, 2014 12:45 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.
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June 5th, 2014 01:20 PM #15Senior Member
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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.Kirsty Emma Jayde ○ Poppy Lauren Grace ○ Ella Marigold Jayne ○ Rosie Charlotte Mae
Millie Florence Anne ○ Amelie Sophia Rose ○ Daisie Madeleine Eve ○ Honey Elizabeth Kate
Thomas Aaron Michael ○ Jamie Alexander Rhys ○ Andrew Lachlan James ○ Daniel Patrick Joshua
Henry Christopher Louis ○ Matthew Edward John ○ Freddie Adam George ○ Charlie Bennett Joel
June 5th, 2014 01:50 PM #17Senior Member
Leo Anthony or Maggie Antonia
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June 5th, 2014 02:17 PM #19Junior Member
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