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It’s really hard to choose a name for a boy baby – I’m worried that in a few years the name will be taken by girls.


Posted by mom162079, 21st January 2016


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  • I think go with a name you love, doesn’t matter if it is popular or not. It is about your family so do what you want.


  • Some times it can suit the child bur Ive heard of a few girls names being given to boys too so I guess it works out in the wash in the scheme of things


  • i HAVE A GRANDSON CALLED bAYLII ALSO A FRIENDS DAUGHTER OF SAME NAME IS SHE. LOTS OF NAMES NOW CAN BE FOR EITHER/OR SO CHOOSE NAME BY IT’S MEANING IS MORE PERSONAL TAT IS FOR SURE. MINE IS jEAN MEANS CHILD OF GOD, SO LOOK UP THE NAME BOOKS CAN BE WAY TO GO. dOES IT REALLY MATTER? THOUGHT OF rAINBOW. BEAUTIFUL AND UNUSUAL TOO


  • yeah everyone is giving good advice. go with your heart on this one.


  • If it matters a lot pick a traditional name so it won’t change too much. Otherwise the current trend, that has been around for awhile and forecast for awhile yet is girls names end with vowel sounds boys don’t. Stick to consonant sounds and you should be right.


  • I don’t think you can go wrong with a traditional boy’s name.


  • from Francis/Frances, Samual/Samantha and all the other names that can be used for either like Leigh/Lee. Jesse/Jess (short for Jessica), Peta/Peter so truely many girls names are girl names as long as she is loved what does it matter. I prefer a name that is a true girl or boy name that cannot be taken/mistaken as the other gender name


  • Boys names seem to translate ok when given to girls whereas I think society still has a bit of an issue with feminine names for boys. I say each to their own. If you love it, use it.


  • Just pick a name you like , I wouldn’t worry so much as I think names lasts forever. It is a personal preference .


  • I never considered a gender-neutral name with our kids, and each of our kids had at least part of their name attributed to a loved grandparent we had lost. I remember my grandma saying to me, “I don’t care what you name your baby. I just hope I can pronounce it and spell it”. I think the trend of gender-neutral and unusual names will be here for a long time, so no sense worrying about what you can’t change yourself. Interesting to read other responses to this question.


  • You would not give a boy a girl’s name eg Lucy, Fiona, Heidi but girls are being given boys names all the time – Max, Frank, Charlie, Jordan, Maxwell, Darcy. If you were a man named Max, nowadays it’s a girls name.


  • I think you just go with the name you like.


  • Children learn to love and live by their name. Also, children may be teased even with traditional names. Try not too worry.


  • Sorry!!??!!? I don’t see a problem at all. Many names can be used by boys and girls and this is not new. My name fits this category and that’s just fine by me and everyone I know.


  • I think the line is being continually blurred with regards to names and gender. Each to their own.


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