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Carter Rose vs. Emory Rose

Carter is a unisex name. Has anyone heard of it on a girl? We are thinking of it for our baby girl.

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Carter Rose 42% (8 votes)
Emory Rose 58% (11 votes)


No,sounds like a mans name to me Carter is definitely not unisex Sorry
posted by guest :: 2014-03-19 20:43:47 | report
No, I have not. I’ve not personally heard of either of these for girls. I do know males with both names.
posted by guest :: 2014-03-19 20:44:02 | report
I have a friend named Carter Anne. Yes it is definitely a unisex name.
posted by guest :: 2014-03-19 20:46:13 | report
Carter is not a unisex name and no, I have never heard it on a girl. I can tell you from experience that giving a girl a boy name like my dad did to me, has a lot of teasing potential and it is really sad for a girl. She is going to wish her parents gave her a pretty, feminine name. I won’t be surprised if she legally changes her name as soon as she’s old enough!
posted by guest :: 2014-03-19 20:49:17 | report
I know a few little Carters. They are all boys.
posted by guest :: 2014-03-19 20:50:13 | report
I like unisex names but I can’t picture Carter on a girl. Sorry. Out of the two I would pick Emery spelled like this. But I would use Emerson nn Emery or Emmy. GL.
posted by guest :: 2014-03-19 20:50:45 | report
Carter is terrible on a girl, sorry. I cannot see it aging well at all and Carter is pretty popular for a boy right now. Emery is the feminine spelling and is unisex. Emery Rose is beautiful and I also liked the before mentioned Emerson Rose nn Emery/Emmy.
posted by guest: Abby :: 2014-03-19 20:52:36 | report
Just because someone used a boy name on a girl doesn’t make it unisex. Carter is absolutely not a unisex name!
posted by guest :: 2014-03-19 20:52:43 | report
My friend has a son named Carter and I have heard it only on boys. It’s not unisex.
posted by guest :: 2014-03-19 20:54:04 | report
Yes, Carter is unisex, just because it’s more popular on boys does not mean it’s not unisex. I know a couple girls named Carter, and the only three Emory’s I know are girls. I don’t even know a boy named Carter, so I believe it’s unisex and love it on a girl!
posted by guest :: 2014-03-19 20:56:53 | report
In the states, Carter is ranked 36 for boys and isn’t in the top 1000 for girls. It has never been in the top 1000 for girls in the 14 years the rankings go back.
posted by guest :: 2014-03-19 21:00:53 | report
I posted the rankings b/c to be considered unisex a name needs to be close to 50-50 at some point. Hence "unisex". Carter has never been close to 50-50.
posted by guest :: 2014-03-19 21:04:15 | report
I agree, just because someone used a very masculine name for her daughter, doesn’t make it unisex. I know several Carter’s and have yet to meet a girl. Either way, that doesn’t matter. Carter is a very masculine name and would not suit a girl in my opinion. It is not a name that a girl could easily mold. The only girl I could see named Carter would be a tomboy. I would never be able to picture a girl who loves dresses and pink being named Carter. (I can’t see it on a girl period).

Emery is an actual unisex name. It offers the cute nickname Emmy in case your daughter feels that Emery is too masculine, and the full name works if that’s the person she is. I only know girls named Emery and feel it might actually suit a girl. Emery Rose is beautiful, can I give the suggestion of Emery Faith?
posted by guest: StacyMae :: 2014-03-19 21:04:26 | report
But in 2012 it was 1029, which is close to the top 1000, and with 243 girls named that in 2012, I believe it is becoming unisex. I say go ahead and use it.
posted by guest :: 2014-03-19 21:05:31 | report
In The Princess Protection Program, the main characters name was Carter, and she was a girl.
posted by guest :: 2014-03-19 21:07:07 | report
Well you can go through the entire boy name section of whatever book or website and all those names will have been used on girls. Carter is one of those names.

Whether or not that makes those names unisex is a matter of opinion. I’ve heard that there are only girl and unisex names out there these days because all boy names are used for girls.
posted by guest :: 2014-03-19 21:09:16 | report
That doesn’t make it unisex. Giving a girl a boy name does not make it unisex. Just because you know a couple of girls with this name doesn’t mean it is a unisex name. It just means that her parents wanted a boy instead of her.
posted by guest :: 2014-03-19 21:13:05 | report
I personally have met a few girls named Carter and I have yet to meet a boy with that name. I think Carter is lovely for a girl. If you like it use it, there is nothing wrong with it.
posted by guest :: 2014-03-19 21:13:06 | report
Not every single boy name has been used on a girl.
posted by guest :: 2014-03-19 21:15:00 | report
That does not mean that her parents wanted a boy instead, I know someone who really wanted a girl, but love the unisex names and gave both their daughters more masculine names(Taylor and Ryan) so I think you should use Carter if you like it.
posted by guest :: 2014-03-19 21:16:19 | report
Anyone who really wants a girl, would not give her a boy name. There is a lot of teasing potential for girls with masculine names. I have learned that from experience.
posted by guest :: 2014-03-19 21:20:04 | report
I have to say that I am not a fan of Carter but to say that they really wanted a boy or that every girl who has an actual unisex or even a boy name will be teased is a huge over generalization. I have a unisex name never teased as a child, never negatively impacted in the workforce. I never thought my parents secretly wanted a boy. A lot of that has to do with the environment you grow up in not just your name.
posted by guest :: 2014-03-19 21:25:06 | report
I want a girl, but if I do have one I will be giving her a unisex name, because I really like them. My friends with unisex names have not had much teasing, in fact I have had much more teasing for my name, which is perfectly normal and feminine than my friends with unisex names have had about their names.
posted by guest :: 2014-03-19 21:26:06 | report
I know a girl named Carter with a sister named Carson
posted by guest :: 2014-03-19 21:28:00 | report
It is not a huge over-generalization. I was teased and even grown adults made faces when I introduced myself to them. My name is not commonly used on girls.
posted by guest :: 2014-03-19 21:57:51 | report
Whats your name?
posted by guest :: 2014-03-19 22:02:31 | report
I don’t believe it has anything to do with the environment you grow up in. I believe that it has a lot to do with rude, unkind, thoughtless people, including the kids. Those people are everywhere. People tease and make fun of you no matter where you live/grow up.
posted by guest :: 2014-03-19 22:02:59 | report
My name is Randee.
posted by guest :: 2014-03-19 22:03:52 | report
I’m sorry you got teased, but my name is Kay, and people teased me for my name, saying my friends name(which is Taylor and she was the only girl taylor I knew back then, before it became popular on girls) was more normal than mine. I really think it’s the people you grow up with and are around, not necessarily the name.(By the way, I love your name and the spelling of it!)
posted by guest :: 2014-03-19 22:09:13 | report
Thank you. I like your name. It is pretty and feminine. I only like the way my name is spelled. I really hate my name and all of my friends agree with me that it is not suitable for a girl. I am going to legally change it soon.
posted by guest :: 2014-03-19 22:20:29 | report

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