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Gender vs. Neutral vs. Names
My husband and I are looking for some gender neutral names. Names that you would look at and think it could easily be a boy or a girl. So far we have considered River and Landry but would love more ideas. Thanks!
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I would consider Landry to be all boy. If you’re looking for honest-to-goodness gender neutral names, then it’d probably be wise to stray away from names that most people would comment "that’s a boy name" like Riley or Quinn, no matter how many people use them on girls.
Nature or word names are generally the way to go, since they don’t have genders, unless you speak a Romantic language. But in English, River, Rain, Sky, Fire, or however creative you want to get with it, have no gender.
Ashley would be one and Rory another. Ashley because I still know more boys with the name, but it’s a well-established girl name and Rory because here it’s a girl name but where I grew up it’s still a strong boy name.
There’s no such thing as a gender neutral name. That’s just what people say when they want to use boy names on girls. I can think of only 3 names that would fit the category and that’s because they’re a boy name in one country/language and a girl name in another country/language and have always been that gender. The names are Jean, Kristen and Kai.
We don’t want to use a boys name on a girl we want a truly gender neutral name. Landry for example, was used on boys and girls almost half and half in 2012.
We like Lowry and Sparrow a lot.
There are many truly unisex names
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River is absolutely a girls name and Landry is absolutely a boys name. End of story. but Sydney and Taylor, although they are more girls than boys, I guess you MIGHT be able to use then as boys names. MAYBE. Also from one of the comments they said Dakota and Jaylin and Skylar and I think that those are completely girls names. ESPECIALLY Skylar. I hear that some people have started naming boys Skylar or Skyler and I think it is absolutely horrible.
Well Dakota, Jaylin and Skyar were all used on boys and girls 50/50 so they are more gender neutral than you may believe.
We like Clancy as well.
^^ Pretty much any name up for debate is actually a boys name. Skylar is the Anglicized spelling of Schuyler (said SKY-ler), which is a Hebrew boys name.
Anyway, River can work for a girl, I guess, although mostly it’s a boy name. I like Rain on both a boy and girl.
Generally, surnames are boys names. Or at least most people assume they are. I know plenty of Alexis’ and Riley’s and Taylor’s who everyone still assumes are boys despite the name being more popular for girls. So I wouldn’t base it so much on popularity.
Oh Harbor is great!
I love Padget too.
I think River, Harbor and Skyler are all great options. Perhaps you’ll like Bay?
I do love Bay as well! Thank you for all the great options!
Why? I can understand liking a unisex name, but I don’t understand why you’re looking for one.
We don’t like the boxes that gender stereotypes cause. We are going to try and keep things in our household as gender neutral as possible.
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