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Shannon for a boy sounds interesting to me. I have learned it’s unisex and do you know any male Shannon? What is your opinion? Nickname, middle name ideas? Please try to be polite and not rude because I am quite sensitive.

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Poll created: May 23, 2013
Total Votes: 1


I don’t know any male Shannons no, but I don’t know any female ones either!
It’s not a name I would choose personally, but it’s not bad either. I do think it sounds a little feminine, I mean that’s okay as long as you take it into consideration.

I like it if you nickname him something like Shay! That’s cute

Do you have any other ideas or do you like Shannon?
posted by Lexi :: 5 years ago | report
I wouldn’t name him Shannon. I am a sensitive person as well and I don’t know about you, but I wouldn’t want to be picked on about my name or feel my name belonged to the opposite gender. I don’t know a boy named Shannon. There are so many handsome male names to choose from.
posted by guest :: 5 years ago | report
Shannon was originally a boy’s name. Then it was unisex and now people consider more of a girl’s name. That’s happening more and more today like the names Mackenzie, Kendall, Gale/Gail...more and more boy names are being brought over to the girl side. But as for Shannon, I actually love it on a boy. And it’s not that common on a girls. I haven’t met any girl Shannon’s, but I’ve met one boy named Shannon. I like unique/uncommon names, if someone has a cool name, but not a weird name, it makes them more recognizable. I’ve never forgot that boy Shannon. My name is Santana and that’s not a common name. Most people I meet compliment me on my name because it’s not like the average Ava, Isabella, Grace, Emma...and I really like that. So if you love Shannon, use Shannon.
posted by guest :: 5 years ago | report
I like it BUT yes it sounds very girly nowadays, so I don’t think it is a good idea for a boy’s name. This is a pity.
posted by guest :: 5 years ago | report
Yea Shannon sounds too girly.

you could use.. Shaun/Shawn/Sean? Or Shia?
posted by JackieLee :: 5 years ago | report
Personally, I have never met or heard the name Shannon on a boy and I was unaware that it was a unisex name before now. I know of many girls named Shannon so I find it difficult to imagine it on a boy. If someone mentioned the name Shannon I would automatically assume they were referring to a girl. However, I have never found Shannon a very girl name, nor do I think it is pretty for a girl. In fact, if it wasn\’t for the fact I have heard it on a lot of girls, I would easily think it could be a boy\’s name.
If I were you, unless you absolutely love it for a boy or the name has a special meaning to you, I probably would not use it. I don\’t really like the name for a boy or a girl, sorry. Also, there might be a lot of confusion and maybe even teasing- \"you have a girls name\" etc.
The only nicknames I can think of are Shan/Nonny which I don\’t like. Shane could possibly be a nickname but it is a stretch. I think you should just use a similar name, like Shane in the first place. Sean is also nice. Good luck.
posted by guest :: 5 years ago | report
I know 2 males and 2 females
posted by guest :: 5 years ago | report
I know 2 male Shannons and 1 female

It does not seem feminine to me and does work fine on men.
posted by guest :: 4 years ago | report
I think he would get teased.
posted by guest :: 4 years ago | report

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