A lot of people complain about unisex names.
Names like Riley and Rory, they say — never mind Maxwell or James — should never be used for girls. Those are boys’ names, and should stay on the boys’ side of the fence.
And then there are those people who campaign for names such as Ashley and Evelyn to be repossessed by the boys from the girls.
Other says that word names and place names such as Halcyon and Havana have no intrinsic gender and so are equally appropriate for girls and boys.
We’d like to spin this controversy to a more positive place and ask which names you think truly work best for both genders. Please name names and let us know why you think your choices go both ways with the most grace.
Phoenix or Parker? Harper or Haven? Which names do you think work best for both genders, and why?