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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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  • So long as the name you give your child doesn’t cause them grief while they are growing up and they don’t get teased at school either because of their name or the spelling of the name, then it’s OK.

  • Well, names keep changing… I don’t know. I think some names are kinda unisex, but there are definitely others which are still gender specific.

  • No probs with it – love the use of either gender names like Shayne, Bobbi, etc.

  • I don’t think it matters what name you give your child so long as they are loved and cared for, that’s what matters.

  • I’d just choose what you like, i have a Jayden who’s a boy but i know of girls that also have the name :)

  • It’s funny that sometimes certain names are for different genders depending on where you live. For example in Italy Andrea is a male name. But in most other countries it’s a female name.
    The same with Simone, that in Italy it’s male, but the rest of the world knows it as female.

  • I believe parent’s can call their baby what name they want,l haven’t heard of many girls names that sound male!

  • Names are no longer gender specific and go with your chosen names. It really does not matter in a world with interesting and unique names. There have always been unique names out there, but they have not been publicised. Now, they are publicised.

  • well i wouldn’t worry about it too much and just go with the name that you love. :)

  • How confusing for your child and others who associate. If a small child is fully dressed, if dressed in neutral colours it can be difficult to distinguish. You can’t tell by hairstyle until a child’s hair has grown enough to have it cut to a particular style.
    Some names are spelt differently e.g. Robyn for a girl and Robin for a boy…..pronounciation is the same though.

  • I’m not sure. From one side I understand the importance of interchangeable names for gender equality. On the other side it could become quite confusing.

  • I have noticed a lot of names have become interchangeable. I guess to avoid it you need to find a really strong, traditional boys name that has little chance of becoming a girls name. Examples are John, Tom / Thomas, Anthony, Mark etc

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