Baby Name Poll Results
Strong, no frills vs. girl name needed
My husband loves surnames and unisex names for our daughter while I prefer... girl names. I’m a firm believer in having a name and knowing what gender the person is. He doesn’t really care and almost prefers it the other way around! His favorite names are Tierney, Beckett and Bardot. His problem is he thinks my names are too frilly. I like Isabella, Elisabeth, Anabel. Can anyone think of names that are strong but not unisex and will please both of us?
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How about Bay?
It is considered "unisex", but I think you might like it too.
I love Dakota. It is unisex, though I see it much more on girls than boys. It’s fairly strong, and I think is a good fit. If you want a girl name that could not be used on a boy at all, I suggest Erin. It is definitely a girl name, but is strong and I think will please your husband. Have you considered Brooklyn? Strong, fitting, cute, completely un-frilly, and you can use the shorter name Brooke or perhaps even Lyn/Lynn. Perfect, if you ask me.
Harper and Harlow(e) - both surnames but both known for being girl names
Jessica - Could go with the nn Jess(I)e for the unisex but has a strong feminine ring
Yes, Brooklyn is a great name. Very classy and not the most common. That’s a nice name.
I actually don’t mind and think Tierney sounds very girly... although sounds like Tyranny.
Tenley, Emerson, Indigo, April, Andie
Alexandra nn Alex
Charlotte nn Charlie
What about a girl name with boyish/unisex nickname
Daniella nn Dani
Josephine nn Jojo or Jo
Francesca nn Frankie
Samaya nn Sam or Sami
I think Tierney and Bardot are cute. Everyone knows Brigitte Bardot was female anyhow. What about:
Mischa (completely unisex yet still girly sounding)
Sasha (also completely unisex)
Brooklyn is #29 in the Top 100 so yes it is popular.
Some unisex names that are more girly-
I turn away for a minute and so many responses! Of all the suggested names my husband says he likes Rhiannon, Mischa, Emerson (I’m vetoing Emerson)
Emery - my friend named her daughter this and most people call her Emmie (which the Mom prefers because it’s more feminine).
Harper - like someone said above. Unisex, but definitely more common in females.
Unfortunately my taste is nothing like your husbands either so I struggle to come up with any ideas that HE might like (aside from the ones above). Goodluck!
You could give her a name like Rhiannon Jennifer (i.e.) and call her RJ.
it works with RJ, JJ, DJ, JD
It might be a solution for you
LOL PP I swear he like perked up when I mentioned calling her JJ.
Tamsin could work.
Victoria (such a strong meaning!)
Why not pair a MN starting with ’M’ with Emmerson he can call her ’EM’ while you could call her emma, emmy, millie?
AJ would be cute too! I know both boys and girls who go by this. That way you could get a girlier name and he could have the more masculine nickname. GL!
Jemma, Johanna, Johnna, Julianne, Jennison, January, Jaime, Jeune, Juneau.
Because Emerson is a boy name and I will not be naming my daughter a boy name.
Yeah, like the actress AJ cooke! (who has a character named JJ btw)
If you want we could give you some JJ/AJ combo suggestions
Emmerson is a unisex name. There are lots of girls called Emmerson
yeah, Emerson is "unisex". Just like Dylan and Spencer
*Note the sarcasm*
Bridget, Brynn, Brooke, Leah, Macy, Cassie, Delaney, Kate, Shay, Tess
Dylan and Spencer are becoming more unisex these days
My mom and I are huge Criminal Minds fans so that’s who I thought of when someone suggested JJ. My husband keeps yelling out J names now.
Hahah glad to know we could help
I read your previous post to say that you were voting for Emerson. Now that I’ve reread it, I see that it says vetoing Emerson. Great! It’s so masculine that I don’t understand why people use it on girls.
Rhiannon and Mischa are great.
giving a girl a boy name doesn’t make it unisex. not even when mulriple people are doing it.
Please don’t turn this into an argument about whether Emerson is unisex or not.
The husband asked for unisex names and by the poster suggesting Emmerson she did just that. I had to re read the pollposters comment as I also thought it said she voted for that.
Sienna, Rebecca, Greer, Niamh (it’s irish, pronounced nee-ve. So you could spell it Neeve, Nieve, Neave)
Dylan is so manly don’t know how that’s unisex weird
How about Jamie? :-)
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