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Poll: Boy or Girl Name? (15 member(s) have cast votes)

Is Brighton a girl's name, or a boy's name?

  1. Boy (9 votes [60.00%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 60.00%

  2. Girl (3 votes [20.00%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 20.00%

  3. Voted Either (3 votes [20.00%] - View)

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#1 LiteBrite


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Posted 20 March 2014 - 03:34 PM

I've always loved the name Brighton for a boy, but recently I've seen lots of people using it on girls. What are your thoughts?

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Posted 20 March 2014 - 04:46 PM

I voted for either. To me it's not a name since its a place near where my dad lives, and I just can't picture it on a child, sorry. If I had to pick a gender I would lean towards girl, but like I said I only associate it with the place.

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Posted 21 March 2014 - 06:31 AM

It feels very masculine in my opinion.. I know its a place name, but I knew some people with the surname Brighton so it feels surnamey to me. And most surnames feel more masculine imo. Plus I know more masculine "Bry" and "ton" names then I do feminine ones <3

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Posted 21 March 2014 - 07:10 AM

I agree with Remy. I know a boy named Bright, though, so that may be influencing my decision.

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Posted 23 March 2014 - 04:27 AM

Er....Brighton is a UK seaside town. 


Poor child for anyone called that.

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Posted 23 March 2014 - 11:54 AM

I voted boy, only because i remember the show 'the nanny' and the son was called Brighton!

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Posted 26 March 2014 - 08:52 PM

That's exactly what this name made me think of! I can hear Fran calling "Brighton!!" lol. I would say strictly boy, but not my style.

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Posted 27 March 2014 - 09:19 AM

I live near a place called Brighton so it's hard for me to picture it on a child. I'd say boy though, it definitely feels more masculine :)

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Posted 03 April 2014 - 05:56 AM

I was going to say the same as the pp's. Brighton to me is a boys name because of the show The Nanny. I think it's a great boys name. I guess it's different when you know a town with that name. The town I live in is called Dalton and that's a pretty common boys name and it just sounds weird to me because I live here. But place names are extremely common, especially in the US where I live. 

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