How do you feel about "boy names" on girls?

like toni for antonia or bobbie for roberta

BQ what are some other good ones?

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  • Anonymous
    7 years ago
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    It is one of my pet peeves. I hate when a girl is called Riley,Toni,Dani,Charlie. I also think its awful for boys to get girl names. I named my daughter Kassandra and called her K.C. my second was a son and name him Jace and my last child was a girl and named her Avery. I do know the names that we chose are considered unisex,but I think K.C. is more girlish and so is the name Avery,and I think the name Jace is more of a boys name

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  • 7 years ago

    It's OK to name a girl Toni or Bobbie, but whatever you do, get Antonia or Roberta on their birth certificates

    Edit: Another thing that I like about those two names is that you can tell by the spelling that they are girls; unlike - for example - abbreviations such as Chris shortened from Christine

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  • 7 years ago

    Most of the time I'm not a fan of boy names on girls. For some reason though, I like Ryan for both boys and girls even though it goes against the norm of me not being fond of boys names for girls.

    But what you are talking about seems like a totally different matter. Your examples are not so much boys names on girls, but masculine nicknames for feminine names. Which I rather like a lot. Perhaps because my name is Gabrielle and I go by Gabe (my mother absolutely hated the nickname Gabby) so it seems normal to me. Also, my mother's name is Christine and she went by Chris, at least when she was younger (my grandmother always thought that my dad was talking about one of his male friends for the longest time when he would tell her about what he and "Chris" did that week).

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  • 7 years ago

    I like them. Even the blatantly male ones like Sebastian or Lucas. I think that male names just get taken more seriously. I can see where they could cause a problem later in life, though - for instance, no boy would want to date a girl named Lucas if that meant people would talking about how "Lucas and Tommy were dating"

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  • Anonymous
    7 years ago

    It depends on the kid. If you want your girl to be super girly and feminine then it does not work out. If she's a little tomboy or just isn't as feminine as some girls then it works out fine. I think kids fit into their names though and if you call a girl bobbie from birth then she'll look like a bobbie.

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  • em
    Lv 6
    7 years ago

    I like it. My name is Mirranda and it could be shortened to Randi. I also love the name Charlotte shortened to Charlie. I think they are fine as nicknames.

    Some other names that are now for both genders

    Sasha

    Mackenzie

    Casey

    Taylor

    Christian

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  • Anonymous
    7 years ago

    I don't mind masculine nicknames, if that is what the child chooses.

    However I hate full boy names on girls, like Spencer and Parker and Emerson.

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  • 7 years ago

    I like boyish nicknames for girls.

    Charlie for Charlotte

    Ronnie for Veronica

    Jo for Josephine

    Sami for Samantha

    Randi for Miranda

    Kenni for Makenna (This one i just heard today for the first time)

    Alex for Alexandra

    Billie/Willie for Wilhelmina

    Bennie for Benita

    Dani for Daniella

    Frankie for Francesca

    Freddie/Ricki for Frederica

    Jack for Jaclyn

    Mikey for Makayla

    Nate for Natalie

    Ollie for Olivia

    Pat/Patty for Patricia

    Paulie for Pauline

    Stevie for Stephanie

    Vinnie for Virginia

    Zack for Zacara/Zacari

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  • ceridd
    Lv 7
    7 years ago

    If the boy name is a nickname for a formal feminine name, it can be really cute.

    I like most of these:

    Bernadette ....... Bernie

    Charlotte .......... Charlie

    Danielle ............ Dani

    Wilhelmina ....... Billie

    Alexandra ........ Alex

    Georgia ........... Georgie

    Samantha ........ Sam

    Francesca ........ Frankie

    Geraldine ......... Gerry

    Theresa ........... Terri

    Veronica .......... Ronni

    Johanna ........... Jonny

    Erica ................. Rickie

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  • 7 years ago

    Some boys names work out on girls. Like my name, Taylor. Some boys have the name Taylor as do some girls. It can be masculine and feminine at the same time

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