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View Poll Results: Is Avery too feminine for a boy now?

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  • Still sounds like a boy’s name

    28 84.85%
  • All girl now

    5 15.15%
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  1. #1
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    Avery- for a boy?? So torn!

    Thanks for all your help thus far!! I’m still so torn and I need to make a decision. I LOVE Avery, but I’m in the northeast of the US and know it’s on the rise for girls— like top 20. Do people hear this and automatically think “girl”? Does it sound feminine because of that?

    I personally like the softer, more old-fashioned names— Think they’re so handsome and my other two have names in the same vein— BUT I don’t want to set my son up to be the only boy in a sea of Avery girls. Have we lost this name entirely to the girls?? Also love Ashton- but feeling Avery a bit more these days.

  2. #2
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    Avery is one of my favorite names for a boy! It is crazy popular for girls (16 nationally right now) but it is not unpopular for boys. 191 on the boys' list is still pretty high! Would you be surprised to hear a boy named Joel (187), Patrick (189) or River (197)? Avery is still very familiar on the boys side, just not as ubiquitous as it is for girls. I think it's still pretty firmly unisex.

  3. #3
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    Quote Originally Posted by quirkflower View Post
    191 on the boys' list is still pretty high! Would you be surprised to hear a boy named Joel (187), Patrick (189) or River (197)? Avery is still very familiar on the boys side, just not as ubiquitous as it is for girls. I think it's still pretty firmly unisex.
    This is a really great point— thanks for the perspective!

  4. #4
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    I really like Avery for a boy, much more than for a girl. Very dignified. I definitely prefer it to Ashton.
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  5. #5
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    As I said before I love Avery for a boy, and it's very usable IMO despite being more common for girls. If you're worried pairing the name with a clearly masculine middle name will give him more flexibility if he doesn't like sharing his name with girls or there is too much gender confusion.

  6. #6
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    I really like Avery for a boy! I feel like Avery for a girl is rather trendy (although I do like it), but Avery as a male name is super classy and handsome!
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  7. #7
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    I can see Avery on both a girl and a boy

  8. #8
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    Okay, I know so many girls named Avery so I think girl whenever I hear it. I first heard it as a girl’s name, similar to Ava. So I do find it more feminine.

    I don’t think this means it doesn’t work for a boy! It’s definitely usable even if people think girl when they hear it. I’d like to meet a boy named Avery.
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  9. #9
    Same as katinka! Love this name, prefer it very much over Ashton. And I love it for a boy.
    Last edited by sunny5; October 11th, 2019 at 11:48 AM.

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