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#1 Guest_Holly_*

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Posted 26 May 2020 - 07:16 AM

Hello! I need to know if you think the name 'Oakley' is more masculine or feminine sounding to you personally!

I know it's gender neutral, that's the point, but I'd like to know, if you had to say one or the other, which does it seem to you?

Thank-you!!

Also, any thought you have on the name itself would be appreciated. What opinion do you have on it? What kind of person does it make you think of?



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Posted 02 June 2020 - 11:08 AM

Boy.  It was originally a surname so I feel that it's wrong to use it as a girls' name.



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Posted 02 June 2020 - 11:57 AM

I tend to see Oakley as a feminine name, due to the trend of names such as Hailey, Blakely, Ashley, Bailey, etc. being used for girls.



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Posted 05 June 2020 - 11:21 AM

The fact that it's a surname has me leaning toward masculine at first; however, Annie Oakley causes me to lean feminine (even though it is her surname.) I think overall if I heard it, I would assume someone was talking to a girl.


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Posted 05 June 2020 - 08:19 PM

Oakley sounds feminine, in my opinion, thanks to the -Ley ending. However, it works for both genders! Oak or Oakland would be my choices for a masculine name.
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Posted 10 June 2020 - 05:35 AM

I would personally use it for a girl




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