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Boy vs. Girl vs. Unisex

Ashley? Thanks! -R

The Top Baby Name is...

Name Votes
Boy 24% (6 votes)
Girl 48% (12 votes)
Unisex 28% (7 votes)

Comments

My husband’s name is Ashley, so handsome.
posted by guest :: 2014-05-17 10:04:14 | report
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....
posted by guest :: 2014-05-17 10:05:12 | report
Typically a popular 80’s-90’s girl name, but I think it’s way better on a male.
posted by guest :: 2014-05-17 10:05:26 | report
Do you think he would get teased if his name is Ashley, although it was considered a boys name first? -R
posted by guest :: 2014-05-17 10:07:45 | report
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.
posted by guest :: 2014-05-17 10:09:02 | report
I don’t really think he would. I think people get overly dramatic on here about the whole potential teasing thing.
posted by guest :: 2014-05-17 10:10:08 | report
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.
posted by guest :: 2014-05-17 10:11:12 | report
I live in the Eastern USA area, would he get teased more around here? -R
posted by guest :: 2014-05-17 10:11:36 | report
Agreed ^
Everyone said my Aspen would most definitely get teased and I have never heard the first word about it.
posted by guest :: 2014-05-17 10:12:09 | report
Was Aspen originally a girls name? -R
posted by guest :: 2014-05-17 10:15:04 | report
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!
posted by guest :: 2014-05-17 10:18:09 | report
I have never heard of a boy named Ashley. The only Ashley I know is a girl.
posted by guest :: 2014-05-17 10:31:26 | report
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.
posted by guest :: 2014-05-17 10:34:41 | report
I really don’t like the nickname Ash, though. I was planning on using just Ashley -R
posted by guest :: 2014-05-17 10:42:51 | report
& 12th poster, have you heard of Ashley Purdy? -R
posted by guest :: 2014-05-17 10:43:51 | report
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.
posted by guest :: 2014-05-17 10:44:35 | report
Thank you so much 16th poster! I feel a little better now :) -R
posted by guest :: 2014-05-17 10:46:32 | report
Just don’t...he will share his name with a bunch of 90`s moms.
posted by guest :: 2014-05-17 10:53:27 | report
Ashley was originally, in the 1800s, a boy name, but now it’s a girl name. (To me, at least.)
posted by guest: Monica :: 2014-05-17 11:05:34 | report
Go for it, very masculine imo its considered a boys name in most of the world.
posted by guest :: 2014-05-17 12:37:10 | report
"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.
posted by guest: Abby :: 2014-05-17 18:45:20 | report
I am 12th poster, and no I have not heard of Ashley Purdy.
posted by guest :: 2014-05-18 08:21:10 | report

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