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The name Happy is a girl's name of English origin. Happy and is often added to lists like Middle Names for Girls and discussed in our forums with posts like "Baby a Day".
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As dated as Merry and Gay.
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Wasn't Happy one of the seven dwarves?
I know a male exchange student named Happy. He comes from a culture where such names are not uncommon.
Why is this only a girl's name, but not a boy's name?
Not to mention Happy Loman
Naw, I think of an angry golfer played by Adam Sandler!
Ugh! How is this even a possibility? All I think of is a fat dwarf and a cute dog from a 90's WB show. Yikes!
Happy doesn't strike me as dated so much as dumb. Just a plain dumb name.
Adorable as a nickname (like Happy Hogan from Iron Man), but too facile for a full name. I feel the same way about Poppy.
Go with Blythe, Felicity, or Joy if you have to. This might generate teasing/eye rolls.
No Happy for a boy? What about Happy Gilmore?Happy is much better than Gay.
I like it better than Joy
A nice wish for one's child, but overly literal.
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