Giving girls boy names, is this a new SAD trend?

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  1. dontwalkhand macrumors 601

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    Kids born in the 2000s stick out like a sore thumb to me, just by the names their parents gave them.

    Let's look at the list so far, from what I have noticed, and from when I was working with a client at a preschool:

    -Anthony (yes this one SURPRISED ME!)
    -Ryan
    -Dylan
    -Aiden (both male and female?)
    -Madison*

    To an extreme lesser extent:

    -Ashley...For those who didn't know, this name used to be a boy's name. It wasn't until people started naming their baby girls Ashley that it just decided to jump genders and become a girl's name, almost exclusively. I am afraid boy names such as Ryan may soon suffer the same fate if we don't stop! ;)

    *I believe any name that has the suffix -son, has the original meaning that you are somebody's son. (i.e, Johnson is John's Son).

    What do you guys and girls here in these forums think? Feel free to add to the ever growing list. :)
     
  2. chrono1081 macrumors 604

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    I personally don't care what a parent names their kid, but I feel bad for the kid since they're likely to be picked on.

    That being said I know a girl named Jonnie but no one picked on her, she was pretty cool in school.
     
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    My middle name is Murray - Its a grave injustice.
     
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    My daughter's name is Devyn...

    /shrug


    Judge me if you'd like :rolleyes:
     
  6. samiwas macrumors 65816

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    I'm more annoyed about people who give their kids weird spellings for traditional names. Like Mellisah, Emmaleigh, Alixzander, Willyam... I know people think they are being unique and giving their child an individual identity, but I just think it leads to a lifetime of having to correct people.
     
  7. dontwalkhand thread starter macrumors 601

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    And a voice recognition system/iOS auto correct correcting spelling to "the right way"
     
  8. boss.king macrumors 68040

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    It's annoying for people who have unique names, but a girl with a boys name isn't that bad. I know a few girls who have male names as nicknames (event their boyfriends and husbands address them as such). Having a fairly unique name myself is by far worse. People always comment on how cool it is, but it's forever being spelt wrong, pronounced wrong, origins thoroughly investigated by people I just met. It's a hassle.
     
  9. davidinva macrumors 6502a

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    Beverly was originally a male name. There are still men living (born mostly before WWII) in VA with that for a given name. There are other examples that don't come to mind now.
     
  10. Moyank24 macrumors 601

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    John Wayne's real name is Marion...so times definitely change.
     
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    Oh god I swear to dear god that annoys me more than anything in the world, parents trying to be "non-conformist" and making their child "special", they just look like pretentious d*cks, choose whatever name you like, but spell it right ffs... Make up a name, that's fine, but changing 2 letters of an already well established name doesn't make you "original", it makes it look like your baby was born whilst you were drunk and you forgot how to spell the name you chose.

    No offence if this relates to anyone on here, if it does, I really don't care, this obviously isn't a personal attack against you, so just deal with it as a post of my opinion, not a personally written insult to whatever choices you made (presumably) years before joining MR.

    /rant.
     
  12. mrsir2009 macrumors 604

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    What gender name is Tracey? I thought it was a girls name, but there's a guy at my school now called Tracey...
     
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    I have a friend here in Houston whose name is Tracy - he's a guy.
     
  14. Zwhaler macrumors 603

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    What about a name like Allison? Clearly a girl's name at least in English ... I think the whole *son thing doesn't hold up.
     
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    Apple maybe, but there's nothing wrong with the name Blue.
     
  17. mrsir2009 macrumors 604

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    Recently over here in New Zealand someone successfully named their kid "Number 16 Bus Shelter"
     
  18. bartelby macrumors Core

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    And the parent's who named their kid "Talulu does the hula in Hawaii" lost custody of the poor girl.
     
  19. Schtumple macrumors 601

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    I'm surprised this hasn't been brought up yet :p
     
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    I really never thought my name could be used for both sexes. But, I actually have met several male and female Christians.
     
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    Wonder whats going to happen to the kid called "Mafia no fear" :eek:
     
  22. quasinormal macrumors 6502a

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    A truly great American set a precedent naming their offspring.

     
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    Big Daddy's real name was Shirley.

    Make of that what you will.
     

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