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Anonymous asked in Pregnancy & ParentingBaby Names · 1 decade ago

Would you ever name your son a "boys-name-turned-girls"?

Like:

Kendall

Riley

Indiana

Alexis

Shelby

Sharon

Renee

Paris

ETC :]

Update:

Can't forget Whitney.. :]

Update 2:

Klaudia- That reason has been proven wrong TIME AND TIME AGAIN. I know a boy named Alexis and a boy named Renee and they DO NOT get made fun of.

Update 3:

Adrien-

Kendall-http://www.babynames.com/Names/name_display.php?id...

Riley- http://www.babynames.com/Names/name_display.php?id...

Indiana- http://www.babynames.com/Names/name_display.php?id...

Alexis- http://www.babynames.com/Names/name_display.php?id...

Shelby- http://www.babynames.com/Names/name_display.php?id...

Paris- http://www.babynames.com/name/PARIS

I love to prove people wrong.

All were originally boys names, but retarded moms [your probably one of them] named there daughters these names. And it became feminine.

If you check wikipedia, it tells you Sharon and Renee were originally boys names.

Have a nice day-

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  • 1 decade ago
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    Possibly. I strongly believe that masculine names don't belong on girls. I'm fond of Kendall, Riley, and Alexis for boys. I don't particularly care for Indiana, Shelby, Sharon, Renee, and Paris in general, but at first glance I would take them in as masculine names. None of the names you have listed here are feminine.

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  • 1 decade ago

    Well the only name you have listed that I like is Indiana and while I would possibly use it on a girl it has always been very boyish to me and I would be more likely to use it on a boy. I've never been to fond of the "girlish" sounding names on boys although I would definitely use the Aubry on a boy before I used it on a girl. And I have always loved the name Cassidy and just couldn't make it feel right with a girl name and I have recently come to the conclusion that I love it for a boy. The others it's not that I wouldn't use them on a boy because I might but I just don't really like the names.

    <3

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  • Some of those names I might name my son. I love the name Addison for a son - I find it striking and masculine. I also love Aubrey for a boy. Kendall is my favorite from your list (and I actually know a male Kendall). I also know a little boy named Courtney (not sure how he spells it).

    Interesting read on the subject (from a male named Allison on why he named his son Allison) - http://www.babynames.com/features/guestauthor.php

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  • 1 decade ago

    Depends on how popular it has become for girls.

    Something like 90% girls use and 10% boys use (Aubrey, Ashley, Alexis...)? No. Too mean to do to a kid.

    Something that's 50/50 or at least 60/40 (Avery, Riley, Kendall...) then yes. I love some of those and think they would be fine on a boy too.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    I wouldn't name my son any of those, no. I do have a male friend named Shannon, and another named Ashley, and one named Kelly. Kelly doesn't bother me so much. Nor does Meredith, which also falls into the boy name to girl name category. It may be worth pointing out that some of your names aren't actually English in origin, and are still widely used as male names overseas (Alexis and Renee, right off).

    Seriously? They edited out a completely non-dirty Latin word. Lame.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    It depends on the name..

    I'd use Alexis, Shannon and Riley for boys. They are extremely masculine.

    And as to your name, Alexis is definitley a boys name! There's nothing feminine about it at all...

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  • Tara
    Lv 4
    1 decade ago

    You forgot Bailey, Kelly, Courtney, Lindsey, Payton, Ashley, and Esme. But no, I don't think I would do that to a child. Unless the name is recognized as a boy name again, I don't want my child to put up with the teasing.

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  • Nah, I don't like any of those names in the first place, (besides renee, however i'd never use that for a girl or a boy.)

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  • Nina
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago

    I think this is the only way to RETRIEVE these names from girls to boys.

    I hate it when someone claims its a unisex, just because many gender confused parents used them for their girls doesnt make them unisex at all.

    But TBH i didnt know Renee was a boys name, I looked it up and

    http://babynamesworld.parentsconnect.com/meaning_o...

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Renee

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ren%C3%A9#As_a_first_...

    so apparently René is the masculine version and Renée is the feminine version

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  • Milly
    Lv 6
    1 decade ago

    I would (without hesitation) consider the name Ashley for a future son.

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