Post # 1
So after much pain, DH and I have finally got a first name picked out for our girl name. But it’s really important to us to have our baby named after a loved one, our boy name is after DH grandfather and I wanted to use my grandfathers name as well, so I thought about using it for our girls middle name. I think they sound good together but at the same time I don’t want it to have some sort of negative effect in the future that I’m not thinking of now.
Anyway what do you think. The name I want to go with is Charlotte James.
Post # 2
I’ve actually heard of James used a girl’s first name, so I don’t think that this is strange at all.
Post # 3
Eh I think it’s fine. I have a very unusual middle name (was my grandmother’s maiden name) and while I hated it as a kid, it’s really not that bad. The amount of times your middle name actually comes up in daily life is pretty small too.
My only complaint is my officiant messed it up and said a different middle name during our ceremony. He probably saw that on there and was like WTF, that can’t be right?! haha
Post # 4
Second that it’s not strange at all. We just hired a girl who had the first name Ryan. For her interview we thought a guy would show up and it was a girl. That was about as weird as it got. Obviously no one at the office said anything, and I think it’s a cool and unique name to have.
Post # 5
Sassy9226: Why not just name her after your grandmother or another female loved one? I totally get wanting to give your child a meaningful family name. We will be doing that too if and when we have children, but the boys will be named after males and girls after females.
Post # 6
I had my mothers maiden name as a middle name – something very ‘different’, and I hated it growing up. I think James isn’t bad at all though!
Post # 7
i adored the name Lily James untilthe harry potter books came out and that was the parents’ names. i still like it, just wouldn’t name my kid that now.
i know girls with names like Ryan, Jordan, Shane, etc.
name your daughter what you want. if it is important to have this relatives name, she should.
Post # 8
I think Charlotte James flows really well and is really classic. But at the same time, it sounds really cool too, like super hip. (jeez I sound like I’m 80).
Post # 9
sillysillybee: It’s based off the relationships we had with them growing up. We are both from families with divorced parents and they were our primary male support figure growing up, at least until my mother remarried.
Post # 10
i got a masculine middle name and absolutely hated it. :/ i tried to avoid telling anyone my middle name, and am changing it to my maiden name after the wedding. i think it’s a good idea in concept, but i personally really didn’t like it as a child! just something to think about!
Post # 11
James is also a common last name. If anything, people will assume it’s a family name, so I don’t think your D could or would be the victim of even the more invisible forms of discrimination that can and do occur.
Post # 12
- Wedding: June 2014 - Ontario, Canada ♥ EDD- April 2016
I have a masculine middle name and I love it (: I’ve never had any issues with it and even though people think it’s a bit unusual when they find out, I’ve never been teased. I think it’s special (:
Post # 13
I’ve heard of women with James as a middle name. Never phased me.
Morgan, Kelly, Ashley, Carol… These are all names I would read as female, but wouldn’t be surprised is a guy was named it.
Post # 14
I love it. If my husband’s name wasn’t Ryan, that would be a strong contender for a daughter’s first name. I also love the name Charlotte which is in my top 3 😉
Post # 15
We love masculine names for girls. We named our DD Riley. I think Charlotte James sounds nice together.