Post # 16
I’m not a fan of the trend of giving girls very masculine sounding names, and agree with a few other PP that Rose Rodney would perhaps make your daughter’s life a little easier. I know two girls who have very feminine first names but masculine-sounding last names as middle names — one is “Elisabetta” Gill and the other is “Josephine” Waters — so I think it could definitely work.
Post # 17
I’m guessing that you did not grow up with on odd name, as I did.
My name was a traffic stopper, also based on sweet thinking, loving parents who wanted the family influence in my name and didn’t think ahead to the consequences of living as a child with a VERY odd name.
if you are in a situation where you can prevent yourself from causng your little girl inconvenience and embarrassment, why wouldn’t you choose to do that?
Post # 18
You said yourself that you hated the name growing up. Now imagine if that had been your first name. Priority 1, think of how your child would feel about it. Priority 2, pick something you love. Make it her middle name if you want to carry the tradition, but something so overtly male just seems mean.
Post # 19
I don’t particularly like Rodney for a girl, but the most important thing is that your husband doesn’t like it or want to use it for your child.
What’s the point in a poll on an online forum?
Post # 20
I’m going to have to agree with your husband. I would never name my child Rodney, especially for a girl. That’s how kids get made fun of. You have to think about the childs future as well, and not just your immediate gratification. Perhaps stick to Rodney as the middle name if you need it in there.
Post # 21
We have the deal that I get to choose baby’s first name and Darling Husband gets to choose the last name (haha!) because I kept my last name so baby could have either. However, I would never choose something Darling Husband hated. I’m passing on my family names using baby girl’s first and middle name to honor both of my grandmothers and Darling Husband is fine with that. I would never give them my grandather’s very masculine names though, especially if Darling Husband was strongly opposed.
Post # 22
ann.reid.9277 : Well, now I just want to know what your odd name is. LOL
Post # 23
I don’t like Rodney for a boy, and especially not for a girl. This is coming from someone who loves unisex names and has daughters named Riley and Colby.
Post # 24
What about switching it around, Rose Rodney? Or find another version of the name to compromise <3
Post # 25
slomotion : Think taking a long name with an Irish/Scottish prefx, removing the prefix and pairing it with a last name that is typically a woman’s first name.
Ex- Halloran Marie. Not the real name but that was the idea. I literally can’t remember ONE TIME when my name was said/used correctly in any of the time I was in school.
Post # 26
- Wedding: September 2012 - Southern California
I could never name my child something that my husband was so adamantly against. With that said, I do not care for Rodney, boy or girl or otherwise.
Would you and/or your husband consider using Rodney as a middle name for a boy in the future? Maybe you two can start your own tradition. Does your husband have a first or middle name that is decent?
Post # 27
I also vote for Rose Rodney. Switch the order! Rose is a very pretty name.
Post # 28
I have to agree with PPs. I am not against male names for females, but I am against this name for a female. It’s really not cute.
Post # 29
I don’t think it matters how bad the name is (in my opinion, very), your husband hates it. So it’s a no-go.
If you have your heard set on using it though, what about jumbling it. Dorey uses all the letters save for the “n,” you could pick a middle name that starts with n and yeah that’s kind of a stretch but that’s all I’ve got.
Post # 30
maymrswinks : not a fan of the name Rodney at all, sorry.
I do understand wanting to keep your family name “alive”, there are no males siblings or cousins with my maiden name to carry it on. Our agreement was I would take my husbands last name as long as if we had a child, regardless of sex, my last name would be a middle name (husband and I both have 2 middle names). Would that be a suitable compromise ?