(Closed) Dual-gender names?

posted 8 years ago in Pregnancy
  • poll: What do you think of Dual-Gender names?

    Names are either masculine or feminine - you shouldn't mess with this!

    Some names can be more unique when applied to something other than the traditional gender.

  • Post # 31
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    i like dualgender names for girls, like charlie and taylor…for boys though it depends on the name…like taylor is cute for a boy but ashley for a boy is just to feminine.

    Post # 32
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    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: December 2011

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    @LadyBear  I know! I love Ariel (as a guy name) because it also has an amazing meaning, which I am big into, but as a child of the Disney generation, I could never do that to a boy, especially because I live in an area with an non-exsistant Jewish population so the idea of it as a male name is almost unknown. 

    Post # 33
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2011

    I am all for unique names, but bleh to names that can either go either way or people fuss with and turn into opposite sex names. I think there are so many workable unique names out there, that making things complicated on the kid is unnecessary. I have a name that is definitely feminine, but still close to a masculine name, and it has taught me how easily names can be messed up, and I just don’t want to do that to a kid. My name is one letter off a male’s name and every first day of school I was called the male version despite the proper spelling, something that’s easily overlooked and I just don’t want that for a kid.

    Post # 34
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: April 2007

    Personally i prefer to steer clear of them… but I don’t have any issues with the names in general. I LOVE the name Charlie for a girl 🙂

    There are lots of names I LOVE LOVE LOVE – but don’t love for my kids 🙂 I’m not sure why this is.

    Post # 35
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: February 2012

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    @chasesgirl  I knew a male Ariel in college, too!

    Post # 36
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    I am a huge fan of this. In the South it is a tradition to give your child the Mother’s maiden name so there are lots of girls with unisex names. If I was to ever have a girl my top names are Logan and Darby. 

    Post # 37
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    For the most part I don’t like them. I do love the name Charlie for a girl but if I ever had kids I wouldn’t name my daughter Charlie. That’s more of a family thing though..

    Post # 38
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    I’m a female with a gender neutral name, and personally I love it. I’m happy I have a very feminine middle name though which I use on most paperwork to limit confusion.

    Post # 39
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2014

    I like gender specific names better. I was friends with a girl named “Tommy” (her full, legal name) and it was hell for her. Traditionally gender neutral names are nice, though – like Casey, Jordan, Taylor. But I guess it depends on where you live on what is considered traditionally gender neutral!

    Post # 40
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    Sugar bee

    I don’t care one way or the other. My name is African and I can’t tell you how many times folks just assume I’m male. WTH? A name you’ve never heard before and you just assume I’m male?? Anyhow, my kids are going to have traditional African names although in our culture, we do have the problem of gender neutral names. If it comes to it, I’d rather be a female whose name is Morgan than a guy whose name is Ashley, Kelley or Stacey (yeah, I’ve seen Stacey!!) I also went to school with a male Ariel though he wasn’t Jewish (I didn’t know it was a Jewish name) I only thought about the Ariel from The Little Mermaid.

    Post # 41
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    Like an earlier commenter, I am a teacher, and gender-neutral names are really difficult, especially early in the school year when I have 200 new students. It’s fine to have a nickname that’s more neutral (like Charlie for Charlotte). I would never do a crossover name for my child!

    Post # 42
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    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2012

    It doesn’t bother me, but I can’t say that I would name any of my children with a dual gender name.  I do remember growing up and knowing a guy named Shannon.  I was confused and thought my brother’s aunt was dating a woman.  Hah.

    ETA: I didn’t vote because there’s not really an option for me.

    Post # 43
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: April 2014

    I like the idea.

    When we adopt or are blessed with our child, it will be named Cooper regardless of the sex.

    Post # 44
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    Bumble bee

    I really like gender neutral names, that’s most likely the way I would go if I were to have children. Specifically the names Cameron, Briar, and Remy.

    Post # 45
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    My name is usually a female first name, but can also be a guy’s name (I’ve met a few), and also is a last name. I always thought it would be funny if I were to marry someone who’s last name was my first! Glad I won’t have to deal with that.

    I have a female and a male friend both named Morgan, we just called them girl/guy Morgan if there was ever a question. I don’t think it’s that big of a deal. I hope strict gender identity falls out of fashion so this isn’t a question anymore, kind of like how we need a gender neutral form of he/she in English. Other languages have it, we need one too!

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