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  1. #1
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    "Feminine" Names for Boys?

    What do you think of "feminine-sounding" names on boys? Are they usable, as firsts or middles?

    Some names that I like better on boys than girls that most people would now consider "girl" names:
    Bryn
    Rowan
    Sasha (as a nn for Alexander)
    Sage
    Alexei/Alexis (nn Lex/Lexi)
    Ellery
    Avery
    Bailey (which is actually my brother's name)
    Kim (my great-uncle's name)
    Morgan

    Are there any names like this that you prefer on boys? Would you ever use them?
    Sydney
    ~ my favorite names are inspired by family history ~

    Felipe Estevan * Leon Ignacio * Stefan Aloysius
    Ansel + Arre + Dieter + Domaso + Eduard + Ivar + Konrad + Rafael + Tjøl + Tollef + Tomas

    Agnes Maxima * Lisbet Michaela * Veronika Åsline
    Annamaria + Domhild + Hedwig + Helena + Lotte + Luciana + Luisa + Mathilde + Soledad

  2. #3
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    I love Brynn, Morgan, Rowan and Avery on boys! Morgan is on my list, and Rowan would be if there wasn't a surname issue.

    I think all are pretty usable, but the most usable ones as first names on your list are Morgan, Avery, Rowan, Alexei, Bailey, Ellery, and Sage.

    I like a lot of unisex names better for boys, on my boys list I have:

    Hadley
    Harper
    Addison
    Emerson
    Finley
    Mackenzie/Kenzie
    Darcy
    Leighton
    Georgie
    Blake

    I used to really like Evelyn for a boy too.
    Last edited by lawsonhaley; August 26th, 2016 at 02:54 PM.
    haley alannah / twenty-one / ttc 2018
    dreaming of a little...
    kennedy / adalynn / skylar / blakely / mckinley / ryleigh / ainsley / jocelyn
    aaron / carter / matthew / aiden / lincoln / connor / parker / rhett
    the ones that got away:
    saylor / destiny / presley / addisyn / brynlee
    bentley / maverick / hunter / landon / greyson

  3. #5
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    I prefer or can at least imagine all the names you listed on boys, although Kim is my aunts name, so I steer more girl there. I actually have Rowan, Sasha, Sage, Alexei (as Aleksei), Avery, and Morgan on various lists.

    Apart from that other 'feminine' names I like on boys:

    Darcy
    Indie
    Marlowe
    Blake
    Georgie
    Robin

    Surname names I tend to prefer on boys.
    Jam | Fangirl | Historian | Biochemist | Single Pringle | 18 | Future mummy
    Dreaming of...
    Beatrix • Marigold • Evanthe • Zelda • Sybil • Viola • Adira • Lilac • Amadea • Guinevere • Demelza
    Pandora Valencia FaeCaspian Sherlock WalterArtemis Clio ElizabethPtolemy Lysander George
    Horatio Phoenix Arthur • Nikolai Emrys Altair • Artemus Dorian Hugo • Prosper William Kit
    TimelordsTimeladies
    "'Mycroft' is the name you gave me; if you could possibly struggle all the way to the end."

  4. #7
    My favorite type of boy name! I like reclaiming names for boys that were originally male and got taken over by girls:

    Shannon
    Jody
    Kelley
    Courtney (Court)
    Avery
    Emerson
    Leslie
    Ashley
    Carey

    And unisex names/softer names I tend to like more for boys:

    Remy
    Jesse
    Hollis
    Adrian
    River
    ♀ Sibyl Felicity | Mirabel Jane | Amy Arden | Lila May | Blythe Elizabeth ♀
    ♂ Skylar Rune | Hart Dorian | Ansel August | Audun Walker | Shannon Wesley ♂
    Haven | Helena | Iris | Leona | Naomi || Espen | Everett | Jody | Lucian | River

    Vote on my list here

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