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#21 Becky

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Posted 20 April 2008 - 09:14 PM

I've actually never heard it on anything but a little boy!


Same here! I haven't met many Sages, but they've all been boys!

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Posted 20 April 2008 - 09:28 PM

Where I live its pretty much just your traditional unisex names used. It amazes me looking at the polls that people call there girls Ryan and Dylan, Noah, Hayden etc. Thay are absolutely boy names in my opinion.

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Posted 20 April 2008 - 09:36 PM

Where I live its pretty much just your traditional unisex names used. It amazes me looking at the polls that people call there girls Ryan and Dylan, Noah, Hayden etc. They are absolutely boy names in my opinion.

I feel the same way; especially with Ryan, Dylan and Noah. I'm on the fence with Hayden - but in general I don't like the name. Most boy names on girls irritate me. One of my biggest pet peeves (and I don't mean to offend anyone who might have named their child one of these) are the Mc/Mac or son names. They literally mean "son of" so I don't think they're appropriate on a girl. I'm more inclined to be more sympathetic to someone who's using say a family name like Carson or MacKenzie, but for someone who has no emotional ties to that sort of name I just don't get.

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Posted 20 April 2008 - 10:42 PM

I feel the same way; especially with Ryan, Dylan and Noah. I'm on the fence with Hayden - but in general I don't like the name. Most boy names on girls irritate me.


I agree! I want my daughters to be easily distinguished as girls by their names. My daughter Aria has a friend named Kendra and I was talking to her (Kendra's) mom once. We were talking about younger siblings and she said something along the lines of "Parker is always taking things from Kendra's room," so I said something like "Well, you know how little brothers are!" She looked at me kind of funny and told me Parker was her other daughter. I was mortified. I'm never going to do that to my child! I like pretty names: Aria, Lucia (Loo-sha), and Cara! You can tell those are girls from looking at the names. I guess you never know. Maybe someday, when I'm a grandma, my girls will be naming their sons Kailee and Jennifer (lets hope not!!!).

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Posted 21 April 2008 - 11:24 AM

Maybe someday, when I'm a grandma, my girls will be naming their sons Kailee and Jennifer


That made me burst out laughing! :)

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Posted 21 April 2008 - 12:57 PM

Absolutely agreed. I think I'm especially defensive of Hayden being used on a boy because of my cousin; it just drives me literally insane to see it on so many girls nowadays. I'm also a fan of feminine names for girls and masculine names for boys, and I'm hoping to goodness that Sinéad, Shelby and Victoire never get mistaken for boys :)

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Posted 21 April 2008 - 03:38 PM

I dislike boys names on girls. When a teacher gets a list of students I don't want them to have to guess if my child is a boy or a girl.


I agree. I don't want my child coming home on the first day of school saying "the teacher thought I was a boy". There are tons of girls' names to pick from, why choose a boy's?

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Posted 21 April 2008 - 09:23 PM

I think it depends on the sound of the name. Some "boy" names can turn into unisex names or can fit with a girl. I don't think it really matters as long as you don't name your kid a curse word Or something like dirty sanchez LOL...

Although....I think a terrible boy's name on a girl would be Norman.

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Posted 21 April 2008 - 09:25 PM

Where I live its pretty much just your traditional unisex names used. It amazes me looking at the polls that people call there girls Ryan and Dylan, Noah, Hayden etc. Thay are absolutely boy names in my opinion.



I've known a female Ryan since childhood...so for me it's always been associated as a unisex name. I don't think ryan is a really masculine sounding name. Dylan either.

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Posted 21 April 2008 - 09:42 PM

A name is a name is a name. People will gripe about a girl name on a boy or vice versa till the end of time. My name (Nicole) is a feminine version of Nicholas, both having Nic or Nicky as a nickname (WHICH I CANNOT STAND).

I think if you meet your daughter and she looks more like a Logan than a Stephanie, by all means name her what YOU want to. After all she is your kid, no one else has to deal with her as often as you do, and if kids tease her, oh well. It just makes her all the more special and those people are just jealous.





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