Post # 1
My SO and I were talking about names today. We’re not planning on kids for a while, but the topic of names comes up quite frequently, since we’re both not huge fans of our names and dont want the same thing to happen to our kids.
My favourite girls name is Peyton. I’ve loved that name for a very long time, and have always planned on naming my daughter that. I’m a huge One Tree Hill fan (I have a tatoo with a quote from it!), and that’s where I first heard the name, as a female name.
When I told my SO this, he said it’s a guys name! We had just seen a Payton Manning commerical, so I could see why he thinks that, however I am definetly on the path that it’s a girls name!
So Bees, the name Peyton or Payton- is it a girls name, or a boys name?
Post # 3
Both! : D
FH’s young cousin is named Peyton & she’s a girl. I’ve also heard it as a boy’s name, but it’s one that I feel can definitely go either way. I don’t think it sounds too overly masculine or feminine.
Post # 4
I think it can be either, but have a marked preference for it as a girls name, and think it is a very cute girls name.
I’m entirely unable to think of it as a boy’s name without cringing over the movie Hostel. It’s funny how movies/books/people can make you see a name in a different light. Like for me, I can’t hear the name “Harry” without thinking of Daniel Radcliffe!
Post # 5
I think I just prefer it as a boys name because the first person I met named Peyton was a boy when i was very young. Although now, I know more girl Peytons than guys. I think it’s is acceptable as either.
Post # 6
I thought of Peyton from OTH too! But then I thought of Peyton Manning. Lol. It’s obviously either or, but if I used it, it would be for a girl.
Post # 7
I don’t think I’ve ever met a Peyton. The actress who plays Jane on Mad Men is Peyton List – I thought it was a pretty name.
Post # 8
Im actually loving how split this is!
Even though I still think it’s too femine to be a boys name, it’s interesting to me to see.
I’ve only met one Peyton in my life, and it was a female. It’s not a super popular name for girls or boys, which I love.
@beccybaby: I’m like that too! I used to love the name Flynn, and now all I can think about is Tangled!
Thanks for answering everyone!
Post # 9
definitely a boy’s name in my books, probably because of Peyton Manning. it’s strange because usually i love boy’s names for girls (like Bobbie or Ryan). i can see it being used either way, but i still think it’s more on the masculine side.
Post # 10
I’ve only ever hear of it as a boy’s name, but I’ve always thought of it as feminine-sounding
Post # 11
Truthfully, it’s a boys name that some people thought would be “cute” to give to their daughters, a la Madison (meaning: son of Maud) and Addison (meaning: son of Adam) or, further back, Courtney/Kelly/Leslie.
Sorry, I’m a name nerd. I am NOT a fan of boys’ names on girls. There are plenty of lovely girl names, people need to leave boy names for the boys and stop trying to convert them to girls’ names! lol
Post # 12
I’ve heard it as both. I prefer it as a girl name, but I like it!
Post # 13
I’m a fan of the name Morgan. Traditionally I hear its a boys name, but I know many girls with the name. Fiance is not a fan. He says he doesn’t want anyone teasing our son bc he has a “girl” name. Hopefully we have a girl so it won’t be an issue.
Post # 14
I’ve only met boys named Peyton IRL but I prefer it as a girl’s name (: I think it’s pretty.
Post # 15
I’ve always thought about it as a boy’s name but that’s because I went to high-school with Peyton Hillis and he’s the only one I’ve ever known. :/
Post # 16
I have a good friend names Payton, a boy. I have actually never heard it as a girl name but I think it works fine! One of my best girlfriends is named Kyle! It seems like one of those either gender names to me