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MacKenzie Robert vs. MacKenzie Edward vs. MacKenzie Raymond

We’ve decided on MacKenzie for our son. Yes, I know it’s more common for girls but every second kid in our area has a unisex name so he won’t be out of place. Which middle name is nicer with MacKenzie? They’re all names with family significance.

The Top Baby Name is...

Name Votes
Mackenzie Robert 20% (1 votes)
Mackenzie Edward 20% (1 votes)
Mackenzie Raymond 60% (3 votes)


I really think you should spell it Mackenzie, all lower case except the first letter, otherwise it looks like a last name, ie old mcDonald.
posted by guest :: 2013-08-26 18:24:13 | report
Mackenzie might be unisex but it is still very girly. I would pick a less feminine unisex name.
posted by guest :: 2013-08-26 18:26:18 | report
Sorry but any boy with the name Mackenzie will be out of place anywhere. Too feminine for a boy.
posted by guest :: 2013-08-26 18:27:43 | report
He might want to leave where you live one day, go to college or travel.
posted by guest :: 2013-08-26 18:28:40 | report
Just because other people give their 2nd kids unisex/girly names doesn’t mean you have to. My husband would never let me name our son such a feminine name.
posted by guest :: 2013-08-26 18:29:46 | report
He will hate his name and blame you.
posted by guest :: 2013-08-26 18:29:50 | report
I went all the way through school with two male Mackenzies who often went by Mack. I’ve never met a girl with this name. I strongly disagree with the above posters and I really don’t think this name is going to hold him back from going to college. (??)
posted by guest :: 2013-08-26 18:39:28 | report
Girl all the way!!!
posted by guest :: 2013-08-26 18:40:14 | report
Anyone who says they never met a girl named Mackenzie or heard of Mackenzie used for a girl is either lying or living on another planet. It is very popular with girls under 5. Now I can honestly say I’ve never met a guy named Mackenzie although I’m sure they are out there.
posted by guest :: 2013-08-26 18:42:44 | report
The point is that you said it is normal in your town for a boy to have a name like this - he may go to college in another town.
posted by guest :: 2013-08-26 18:45:34 | report
From what I’ve seen in real life and here and on other name sites, the unisex thing is all over in the US for the generation that are children and babies now. So I’m thinking it won’t be such a big deal. But thanks for the opinions.

I’ll talk to my hubby about the idea of spelling it Mackenzie instead of MacKenzie.

Does anyone besides the one voter have an opinion about the middle name.

posted by guest :: 2013-08-26 18:46:14 | report
Mack does sound much better - maybe you could name him Mac or Mack and then make Kenzie a middle name if it has some importance to you.
posted by guest :: 2013-08-26 18:49:36 | report
The unisex name thing is all over but there are certain unisex names that people use that are too masculine for girls and too feminine for boys. Mackenzie is one that is too feminine for a boy. Sorry just being honest.
posted by guest :: 2013-08-26 18:51:24 | report
I really think you should listen to the previous comments but obviously is up to you. I know people who had to change their name because of this.
posted by guest :: 2013-08-26 18:53:43 | report
I have not met a girl with the name personally (im from UK and its a boys name) its certainly is not feminine at all.

I bet you are the sort would not bat a eyelash at a girl Elliot (or some made up spelling) which is masculine not even unisex.

Mac/mc means son of not daughter or child it is a male name and if it is considered unisex than a boy could still use it.
posted by guest :: 2013-08-27 06:04:28 | report
Mackenzie is not a girls name of course you can use it, he could always go by Mac if he wishes.
posted by guest :: 2013-08-27 06:05:34 | report
My son is a Mackenzie. Universally called Mac by one and all and nobody has ever mentioned the fact that the name could be used for a girl. Does help that he plays football and cricket to a high standard.
posted by guest: Simon Raymond :: 2013-09-04 08:58:05 | report

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