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Reese for a girl vs. Yes it’s fine vs. No, boy only

I really love the name Reese for a girl but a few members of my family have said it is only a boys name. Do you think Reese is fine for a girl?

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Reese For A Girl


Yes It’s Fine


No, Boy Only


Poll created: Jul 14, 2014
Total Votes: 42


I know a girl named Reese.
posted by guest :: Jul 14, 2014 05:30 PM | report
I personally think its a girl’s name only. I would never name a boy Reese. Its a lovely name for a girl.
posted by guest :: Jul 14, 2014 05:32 PM | report
It is a traditional boy’s name and should stay that way imo.
posted by guest :: Jul 14, 2014 05:37 PM | report
Boy !
posted by guest :: Jul 14, 2014 05:38 PM | report
If people are naming girls Ryan, Tyler, Drew, Carson and whatever else you can think of.. I don’t see what’s wrong with Reese.
posted by guest :: Jul 14, 2014 05:42 PM | report
I have a friend who’s a girl named that
posted by guest :: Jul 14, 2014 05:44 PM | report
I don’t like unisex names at all, while some may sound nice, they lead to confusion on applications etc all too often and it’s just very annoying (I know from experience). Go with a nice girls only name and if you really can’t let go, use it as a middle name.
posted by guest :: Jul 14, 2014 05:48 PM | report
They need to keep with the times! Reese is perfectly acceptable for a girl! Pretty, too. All unisex names migrate to the girls’ side, like Evelyn, Meredith, and Lynn. It’s very pretty! Balance it out with a frilly middle name (Reese Amelia, Reese Elena, Reese Olivia).
posted by guest :: Jul 14, 2014 05:54 PM | report
It will get progressively more feminine throughout her lifetime. Great name.
posted by guest :: Jul 14, 2014 05:55 PM | report
I would totally go for it, I love the name Reese for a girl and hate it for a boy. I love the whole boy names for girls and unisex names for girls. Shelby is my first name and its considered a boys name which I think is god awful for a boy and my middle name is Lynn which is unisex and I also can’t stand any form of Lynn for a boy its horrible. I know somebody who’s daughters name is Reese. There is the actress Reese witherspoon. So Reese has been use as a girl’s name for a very long time.
posted by guest :: Jul 14, 2014 06:20 PM | report
Thanks, I am the same, I hate Reese for a boy. I had a girlfriend called Shelby.. I know all about unisex names, Mine is Jayme (Jamie) Lee... and I love it
posted by jayme1501 :: Jul 14, 2014 06:29 PM | report
There aren’t many "whole boy names" these days. Nearly every boy name is used for girls because of people making choices like this.
posted by guest :: Jul 14, 2014 06:36 PM | report
Not only do I prefer Reese for a girl, but I find this name much too girly for a boy. Plus, I always think of Reese Witherspoon, as do most people, so I would think the first association would be female as well.
posted by guest :: Jul 14, 2014 06:38 PM | report
I guess it depends how old you are. If "a long time" is from 1992, then yes Reese (with this spelling) has been used for a long time. Before 1992, it was only ever used on more than 5 baby girls per year twice since 1880.

The spelling Reece started being listed on the girl popularity charts in 1994 and wasn’t in use for girls before then. Even today Reece is twice as popular for boys as for girls.

The spelling Rhys also appeared on the girl lists in 1994, though it’s never gained nearly the popularity on females that the other spellings have. It’s far more popular on boys.
posted by guest :: Jul 14, 2014 06:48 PM | report
I am using the spelling Reese and I see it as the female way of spelling the name. I am not using Reece or Rhys as I see that as a boy way. If you do not like the name, that is fine, but don’t condemn me for my choice in name. I have a unisex name myself. Reese is fast becoming more female than male..
posted by jayme1501 :: Jul 14, 2014 07:34 PM | report
I will NEVER expect a girl when I read the name Reese, ALWAYS expect a boy, it is not at all feminine
posted by guest :: Jul 14, 2014 07:48 PM | report

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