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  • I actually think the first 10 to 15 names are pretty accurate. Past that I side eyed quite a few...some I see more as nick names rather than a stand alone neutral name.
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  • I was just going through this list thinking 'No, no, no, no, no" geez. Poor kids.

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    Other than the fact that I consider Charlie, Drew, Andy and Bobby to be nicknames, I think all the names on the list are gender neutral.

    OP - do you think that the list went too far or played it too safe?

    ETA:  I know men and women with over half the names on this list.

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  • I had more entertainment reading the comments rather than the actual name list. Yikes!
  • There is only one name on this list that I haven't met a person by that name and that is Finley.
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  • I think that list is pretty accurate for general neutral names.  
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  • I'm in the "putting a boy name on a girl does not make it gender neutral" camp.

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  • This was one of the comments:

    "My 7 month old daughter's name is Huntyr (said like Hunter) and I haven't found one person who doesn't love it!!!"
     
    I bet if she would have asked for opinions on this board she would.

     

  • I would feel bad for a girl named Dallas.

    Drew and Andy make me sad too, DH's name is Andrew and it's on the list for a future LO. We would call him Drew, hopefully that one doesn't go too much to the girls. >:( Reed is pretty bad too. 

    Not gonna lie, I like Quinn and Rory on girls. *hangs head in shame*

     

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    Other than the fact that I consider Charlie, Drew, Andy and Bobby to be nicknames, I think all the names on the list are gender neutral.

    OP - do you think that the list went too far or played it too safe?

    ETA:  I know men and women with over half the names on this list.

    I was thinking the same thing.  But I also have a boy named Skylar, which a lot of people consider more of a girl name. 

    I can't imagine a boy named Sage though. 

    I went to college with a Sage. He was gorgeous.  6'4", blonde, green eyes, body to die for... Sigh. 

    Of course, he also had a sister named Rosemary and his dad's name was Herb.

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  • Agreed. That list is awful. 

    3 of those names are unisex.

    People are just dumb. 


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    I actually think the list is very tame. I've heard all of those names on people of both genders and all ages. Didn't see anything horrible. 
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  • Rory? Carson? Dallas? Reed? Drew? Kyle? Shane?

    Horrible, just horrible.

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    I went to college with a Sage. He was gorgeous.  6'4", blonde, green eyes, body to die for... Sigh. 

    Of course, he also had a sister named Rosemary and his dad's name was Herb.

    LOL!!

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    Rory? Carson? Dallas? Reed? Drew? Kyle? Shane?

    Horrible, just horrible.

    Okay, I must be dumb, because while I realize that Kyle, Drew and Shane are typically male names, I'm seriously confused on the others.  The only Rory I know is from the Gilmore Girls, so I assume it's a girls name but when I look it up on baby names, it's listed as a boys name.

    As for Carson and Dallas; Carson Daly is a boy, but the first time I heard the name it was a girl in the movie Shag and I went to school with a girl named Carson.  My uncle's name is Dallas, but I know 2 women named Dallas (and honestly, my issues with that name are the fact that it's Western inspired).

    Also - every Reed I've ever met is a woman, but I've read it as a boy's name in books so honestly I don't know.  Plus, there's a song called Elizabeth Reed so I've always associated it with women.

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  • I think we've established that many people are annoyed by the putting boy names on girls thing.  So tired of talking/hearing  about it.  I don't care for it but it is what it is and it's not going anywhere.  
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  • I can't even open that link, WQ.  I think I'll just get angry.
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  • My daughter is Rory Nicole and she is 30. Errol Flynn named his daughter Rory back in the 40's.  Also, one of the Kennedy granddaughter's is named Rory (she is a documentary film maker).

    I have always loved the name for girls and boys. It has become much more popular for girls since the Gilmore Girls television series.

    For a girl, my two favorites are:

    Rory Nicole (of course, since it is my daughter's name)

    Rory Elizabeth

     

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  • There are quite a few I wouldn't consider gender neutral at all.

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    Other than the fact that I consider Charlie, Drew, Andy and Bobby to be nicknames, I think all the names on the list are gender neutral.

    OP - do you think that the list went too far or played it too safe?

    ETA:  I know men and women with over half the names on this list.

    I was thinking the same thing.  But I also have a boy named Skylar, which a lot of people consider more of a girl name. 

    I can't imagine a boy named Sage though. 

    I went to college with a Sage. He was gorgeous.  6'4", blonde, green eyes, body to die for... Sigh. 

    Of course, he also had a sister named Rosemary and his dad's name was Herb.

    Oh my god. On that note, I think Basil is a cool name.

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    I went to college with a Sage. He was gorgeous.  6'4", blonde, green eyes, body to die for... Sigh. 

    Of course, he also had a sister named Rosemary and his dad's name was Herb.

    Oh my god. On that note, I think Basil is a cool name.

    Sage used to say that he liked the name Coriander and would call the kid Cori.  Not sure if he meant for a boy or girl.  I just hope no on in the family winds up with the name Parsley.

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  • I thought all of these were gender neutral except for Reed and Dallas. What was wrong with it? I actually new an older lady from the Midwest that went by Bobby and her name was really Barbara.
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    Rory? Carson? Dallas? Reed? Drew? Kyle? Shane?

    Horrible, just horrible.

    stop fishing for compliments WQ ;)

    what bugs me is when people say "but I saw it on a show...it must be a girl name!?!" Um, no it had long established roots before TV of being a boy name. 

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    Agreed. That list is awful. 

    3 of those names are unisex.

    People are just dumb. 

    thats what bugs me with the whole thing. I don't care if you heard it on a girl one time and then think its always a girl name. I just think it looks like the parents are uneducated. 

    Should make our own "gender neutral" list. Brielle, Arianna, Sophia, Mary. Yeah those names on that list of that well researched article looks just as stupid. 

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  • Gender neutral names have ruined my baby naming experience. All these boy names I like have been taken over by parents who decided to name their daughters a boy name.

    Edited: there would be quotation marks around gender neutral if my mobile app wouldn't delete them.
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    I thought all of these were gender neutral except for Reed and Dallas. What was wrong with it? I actually new an older lady from the Midwest that went by Bobby and her name was really Barbara.

    The Bump isnt huge on boy names/ gender neutral names. I dont mind 'em if they arent cringe worthy

    My mom is a Bobbie, her dad and brother are Roberts, and married a Robert- no lie.  No creativity there. And she hates it. 

    My stepdad (kinda) has a Randi, a Rhon.e (Ronnie) and I could be a Jessie, so I find that entertaining. 

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    I was just going through this list thinking 'No, no, no, no, no" geez. Poor kids.

    I could not agree more. 

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  • I can see some of them being gender neutral. I completely disagree with others. I guess because I really do not care for gender neutral names.
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  • image BootsyLou:
    I think we've established that many people are annoyed by the putting boy names on girls thing.  So tired of talking/hearing  about it.  I don't care for it but it is what it is and it's not going anywhere.  

    If only this was a public forum where people could freely express their opinions even if you are tired of hearing about it.....

     

    ....oh, wait.... 

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    I think we've established that many people are annoyed by the putting boy names on girls thing.  So tired of talking/hearing  about it.  I don't care for it but it is what it is and it's not going anywhere.  

    And I am sick to death of people putting boy names on girls. As long as people keep doing it the conversations about it are not going bye-bye either.

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