How do you feel about "boy names" on girls?
like toni for antonia or bobbie for roberta
BQ what are some other good ones?
- Anonymous7 years agoFavorite Answer
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
- Strawberry_LynnLv 57 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
- ainawgsdLv 77 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).
- 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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- Anonymous7 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.
- emLv 67 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
- Anonymous7 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.
- Jaz LOVES DrakeLv 77 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
- ceriddLv 77 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
- 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