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How many people are sick and tired of all the boys names being turned into girls name? I am pregnant with my second boy and I am having concerns about picking out a name for him that isn’t going to turn girly. My first son’s name is already starting to be used for girls some and the reason my husband chose it was because it thought it was manly and strong. Please people, leave us boy parents some names to use for our boys!!

The Top Baby Name is...

Name Votes
Yes 69% (9 votes)
No 31% (4 votes)

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Yes! Which seems to be the topic of the day! And Emerson is a boys name!!! Son means boy! Our kids are already confused today with male/females. Are we gonna just have to name them all baby pink or blue???
posted by guest :: 2007-03-22 18:47:27 | report
We are gonna raise a bunch of bisexuals probably, since non of them will know the difference between genders!
posted by guest :: 2007-03-22 18:50:56 | report
To that first comment my name has "son" in it, but have you ever heard of a boy named Allison? I don’t think so. That was ridiculous, and Emerson is a cute name for BOTH a girl and a boy.
posted by guest: Allison :: 2007-03-22 18:59:51 | report
I actually just found Alison under the boy section of my baby name book.... Old English, meaning "Son of the Highborn." Actually Ashley and Alexis were under boys too. A lot of current girls names were originally boys names it was just so long ago you never heard it used for anything but girls. That’s because usually once a name starts being used for girls it goes all the way girl.
posted by guest :: 2007-03-22 19:14:10 | report
In every baby book I have ever looked in, or any website, Allison has been under "girls" and means either "Little Alice" or "Of Noble Kin".
posted by guest: Allison :: 2007-03-22 19:34:08 | report
It’s under girls in mine too saying "Noblity" but it is also under boys as "son of highborn" (in other words son of Nobility.... so obviously it can be either and they just take the son out of Nobility for the girl meaning. I agree its a girl name, I actually considered it for my daughter, just saying it was probably originally a boy name.
posted by guest :: 2007-03-22 19:38:58 | report
Lindsey was also a boys name till the 80s.
And look what happend.....
Sad part about all this. I remember last month when my 5 year old was putting names on her valentine cards. I didn’t know is Baliey was a boy or girl.
posted by guest :: 2007-03-22 19:40:12 | report
I know, I read my neice’s program at a school play and had no idea which was which.
posted by guest :: 2007-03-22 19:41:25 | report
Ashley, Lesley, Shelley... all the ley names were once boys too. We think of ley/lie names as girls only now. The only one I think still used as a boy is Wesley but I think that will change too.
posted by guest :: 2007-03-22 19:42:48 | report
If you are so worried, go for names like John, David, Paul, Howard, Vincent,etc.. Traditional names for males.
posted by guest :: 2007-03-22 19:48:06 | report
I wouldn’t have to be so limited if others would stick to traditional girl names.... but sadly that’s what boy parents have to do.
posted by guest :: 2007-03-22 19:50:16 | report
Wesley is already made it to a girls name. Everyone keeps trying to spell it diffrent ways. Its kinda cute. But a lil too far.
And yeah I know about 7 guys ages 22-30 named Ashley (also gone with the wind fans I am sure) and 2 named Leslie. Which is really bad when they date and Ashley or Leslie (female).
posted by guest :: 2007-03-22 19:52:32 | report
yeah, that’s what will happen, teenagers will be limited in who they date/marry because they might end up with someone with the same name!!! lol
posted by guest :: 2007-03-22 19:54:22 | report
another problem I’ve encountered, alot of the boyish names being used on girls are last names (Carson, Emerson, etc) so then they have to watch who they marry. They may end up Carson Carson. I met a girl named Ashleigh Ashley once, not that Ashley was a last name you expect to see but it was bad anyway.
posted by guest :: 2007-03-22 19:58:14 | report
You all have issues IMO. From the way you all talk, all girls names were once boys names....so that being the case, once upon a time, parents of girls probably had a hard time finding names for their daughters! Most names that we use for girls are because they sound more ’girly’ and boys probably shouldn’t have them anyway! There are a heap of cool names for boys! Notwithstanding it’s a parent’s right to name their child whatever they want without critisism. Also, I really don’t think someones name will ultimately decide ones sexual orientation! I mean COME ON!
posted by guest :: 2007-03-23 06:28:32 | report

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