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  1. #6
    Join Date
    Jun 2012
    Alberta, Canada
    Quote Originally Posted by southern.maple View Post
    It really frustrates me when people hear an unusual name that ends in a vowel sound and assume it's a girl's name. Apparently boys just aren't supposed to have soft names?
    I couldn't have said it any better. I'm very pro soft names on boys.

    Adlai is very handsome for a boy. Once people actually hear it on a boy their view on it may change.
    Last edited by girlymegz; July 17th, 2013 at 01:31 PM. Reason: Fix quote

  2. #8
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Cair Paravel :)
    I love Adlai for a boy! I remember coming across it in American History (Adlai Stevenson--I don't remember what he was known for, even, just that I loved his name!), and I've loved it ever since. I'm not sure I'd use it up front, but I do like it. I've tossed around Charles Adlai, nn Charlie, lately, but I've decided to go in a different direction.
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  3. #10
    Join Date
    Dec 2012
    United States
    I like boy names with lots of vowels, so Adlai is one I have always liked, but thought was probably a little too feminine for modern audiences.
    Names I enjoy:

    Girls: Lucy, Elena, Lake, Sylvie

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  4. #12
    Join Date
    Mar 2012
    I don't see how it's any softer or vowel-ier than Joshua or Seth or Eli. It's just less familiar to many people.

  5. #14
    Adlai is attractive but super feminine. I'd never heard of it before reading this post, and I must say my mind immediately assumed it was a girl's name.

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