Post # 1
Every name I keep falling in love with for my daughter is a unisex name and I was just looking for some input from people who do have unisex names.
If you have a unisex name do you like it? Do you wish you had a different name? Did you have any issues growing up if boys had your same name? How about as an adult?
I appreciate any feedback you can share. Thanks!
Post # 3
My name has a unisex sound, although the genders have different spellings: Erin and Aaron. I have always hated having a unisex name. I can’t tell you how many people have said “oh, I thought you were going to be a man!” So annoying.
Post # 4
I have a name that CAN be unisex I guess. But I have only known about 4 guys named Carrey/Kerry so I dont know if it even counts. lol
Post # 5
I have a unisex name.
I have vowed to never ever give my children a unisex name! I have been told so many times, “oh we didn’t know if you would be a guy or a girl”. Kids can make fun of just about any name so that’s not as big of a deal. I did not and still do not like having a unisex name.
Post # 6
@eeniebeans- I would have never paired Erin and Aaron together but now that you say it, I can sort of see it. I’m sorry it was tough.
@Misskarianne- Did it bother you when you met those guys? The names I like are more female than male, but like Kerry there is still the chance of guys having that names.
Post # 7
I think it depends on how unisex it is. What name are you thinking? My nickname is unisex, but I spell mine the “girl” way to avoid confusion. Same with Erin/Aaron — no one would assume Erin was a boy. Though I went to high school with a boy named Erin. And a boy named Lindsay!
Post # 8
I have a unisex name. A currently popular hip hop star has my name (as a real name, not his stage name) and I’ve met several men with my name.
I LOVE my name! Some people are suprised at the doctor’s office and such that I am a woman. I stuck my middle name on my resume to quell any confusion.
I’ve never been made fun of for my name.
Post # 9
Alex, people usually expect me to be male. For formal things I go by Alexandra
*edit: I like my name. I’m not really a feminine name kinda gal. But I have the option to with my whole name
Post # 10
- Wedding: July 2012 - The Gables Inn, Santa Rosa, CA
Any chance for a gender specific nick name?
Post # 11
My name is technically unisex but definitely way more common for females than males in the US. It’s ranked in the 700s for female births in the US and over 1000th for male births. I’ve only met one male with my name and it was actually more interesting than anything since I’d never met anyone even though I knew it was a unisex name.
The only time it ever was annoying was a college professor from Europe who called me by my last name (also a male first name) because she said my first name was a boys name.
Post # 12
@Peachacid & Hotchildinthecity- Two names on my list are Avery and Kendall. For Avery, she would be Avery Jennifer so on resumes and thing such as that she could write out her whole name. I haven’t come up with a middle name for Kendall yet.
Post # 13
My name is Jamie — ranked 257 for girls and 315 for boys so definitely could go either way.
I kind of like that it’s unisex. When I communicate by email at work, I like the idea that people will get to thinking I’m a boy, so when I talk to them on the phone I can really throw them off.
I never got made fun of for having a “boy’s name” though, even when boys in my class had the same name. Then again, if anyone was a bully back then it was me, so I’d have just said “I think Jamie D has a girl’s name.” 🙂
Post # 14
Avery is cute for boys and girls. I wouldn’t use Kendall because of her character in Veronica Mars, but I don’t think of it as a boy’s name at all.
Post # 15
@misskarianne: My grandfather’s name was Carey so I grew up thinking it was a male name and was surprised when I met a girl named Kerry!
Post # 16
@iarebridezilla- That is too funny 🙂
@peachacid- I have never seen Veronica Mars, I guess that character wasn’t too nice?!