(Closed) Bees with a unisex name

posted 6 years ago in Babies
Post # 3
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2010

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
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

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
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Newbee
  • Wedding: September 2012

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 # 7
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2013

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
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

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
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Blushing bee

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
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2012 - The Gables Inn, Santa Rosa, CA

Any chance for a gender specific nick name?

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

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 # 13
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

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
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2013

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
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

@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!

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