Is it a lost cause to try to use Emerson as a boys name? I love the connection it gives me to one of my favorite authors ..and I'm not about to use Ralph or Waldo....but I am seeing that it is a bit more popular for girls. I've never actually met an Emerson before, so I'm unsure if people would hear it and automatically assume its a girl. Thoughts? To me it is a male name and because of its meaning...not even a name I would consider gender neutral but Apparently it's a choice for girls.