Baby Name Poll Results
Boy vs. Girl vs. Unisex
Ashley? Thanks! -R
The Top Baby Name is...
My husband’s name is Ashley, so handsome.
I love it best for a boy. I find it a little boring for girls. Having said that, it may have been ruined forever for the boys, in the US anyway. Pity....
Typically a popular 80’s-90’s girl name, but I think it’s way better on a male.
Do you think he would get teased if his name is Ashley, although it was considered a boys name first? -R
It depends on where you live whether he gets teased or not. I think girl but I went to school with a lot of girl Ashleys.
I don’t really think he would. I think people get overly dramatic on here about the whole potential teasing thing.
I love this as a boy name.
I’ve known a fair amount of both boys and girls named Ashley so it’s one name (probably the only name) that I think of as truly unisex.
I live in the Eastern USA area, would he get teased more around here? -R
Everyone said my Aspen would most definitely get teased and I have never heard the first word about it.
Was Aspen originally a girls name? -R
As someone who has seen the effects of bullying first hand you can’t underestimate the impact of teasing on a child. I think if he were named Ashley in the 80s it would have been difficult. Ashley isn’t that popular so he may not have any problem. Other than maybe his peers’ moms are named Ashley!
I have never heard of a boy named Ashley. The only Ashley I know is a girl.
I like it for a boy, but I think it is too common as a girls name now. He would probably get teased some. He could go by Ash though.
I really don’t like the nickname Ash, though. I was planning on using just Ashley -R
& 12th poster, have you heard of Ashley Purdy? -R
I LOVE Ashley as a boys names! So handsome and reminds me of the guy in Gone With the Wind. Very few people are naming their children Ashley these days that no one would know the history of the name. It is historically a boys name though, so your son wouldn’t need to feel bad about it. Not like naming him Sue! We have a son named Allison. He’s never been teased for it, even though it used to be popular as a girls name.
Thank you so much 16th poster! I feel a little better now :) -R
Just don’t...he will share his name with a bunch of 90`s moms.
Ashley was originally, in the 1800s, a boy name, but now it’s a girl name. (To me, at least.)
Go for it, very masculine imo its considered a boys name in most of the world.
"Not popular" for girls? It’s ranked at number 67. I only know girls named Ashley and I lived in the Eastern US too. I’m sure if you asked any child, they would say it’s a girls’ name so he will most likely be teased for that, sorry. Now whether or not he lets that bother him is up to what kind of kid he is.
I am 12th poster, and no I have not heard of Ashley Purdy.
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