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Thoughts on Marin?

We're on the hunt for a subtle gender neutral name and I'm starting to like Marin. Thoughts? Other suggestions? Our current top pick is Ezra. Sibling is Ziggy

Re: Thoughts on Marin?

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    To me it is a girl name.  I’ve only heard of female Marins.  Ezra is all boy to me.
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    I associate Marin/Maren as a girl name and Ezra is definitely boy.

    Some names that I consider gender neutral are 

    Adrian
    Francis 
    August 
    Sasha 
    Kyle 


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    Maren is perceived as feminine and Ezra is masculine.

    Francis/Frances
    Garnet
    River
    Alexis
    Aubrey
    Flannery

    Western languages doubled down hard on gender specific names.
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    Agreed that both of those names do not strike me a gender neutral.
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    To me Marin is all girl and Ezra is all boy.

    Here are names that i have seen on both boys and girls working in a school:
    Quinn
    Avery
    Blake
    Peyton
    Hayden
    Jordan
    Logan
    Finley
    Riley
    Ryan
    Kyle
    Kai
    Jesse/ie
    Jamie/Jaime
    Emery
    Devon
    Emerson
    Cameron

    Adding if you have a girl:
    Alexandra nn Alex
    Charlotte nn Charlie
    Maxine nn Max
    Samantha nn Sam

    Me (31) & DH (32)
    Married 9/27/2014
    DD Born 6/23/16
    Baby #2 Due 3/7/20
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    Marin is girl and Ezra is all boy agree with the crowd there.

    Blaire
    Sloane
    Sage
    Wren/Ren 
    River


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    I definitely think girl for Marin and boy for Ezra. I like both names, I just wouldn’t consider them gender neutral!
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    Another vote for Marin = girl and Ezra = boy
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    Dx: PCOS
    DS1 born 11/2014
    DS2 born 11/2018
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    Rainbow baby due 12/2021 - Team Green

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    Totally agree with above. Plus I think it’s a little weird with Ziggy... just totally different styles. 
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    Agree with all above and love both (Marin/Maren=Girl, Ezra=Boy). 
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    Marin is 100% girl; Ezra is 100% boy.  

    If you're truly dedicated to gender-neutral, I think you have to keep looking.

    My DD has a friend who does not identify as either male or female who now goes by Ash.  Although many young people will associate Ash with the Pokemon franchise, I think it works well as a gender neutral name.  Another more traditional neutral name is Shannon.  I have also known both boys and girls named Shai (pronounced "shy") but all of them were Israeli, where it's a fairly common name.
    High School English teacher and mom of 2 kids:

    DD, born 9/06/00 -- 12th grade
    DS, born 8/25/04 -- 7th grade
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    Marin is definitely feminine to me but I will admit Ezra is on my gender neutral list.

    All of the first names on our list are either genuinely gender neutral or I'm taking some liberties; and then we are gendering the middle names. Some of the ones I'm keen on are:

    Dylan
    Rowan
    Beckett
    Devin  
    Kinsley
    Lennon
    Wrennyn

    Hope that helps!
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    Together since: 03/2012
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    Marin/Maren is 100% female. Ezra is 100% male. If you are wanting gender neutral, consider:

    Langston
    Parker
    Kyle
    Marley
    Cory
    Taylor
    Rory
    Reese
    Drew
    Jules
    Lane  
    Dylan
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    Thanks guys! I really do appreciate the feedback. I know it sounds petty but it helped me a lot in deciding i just don't care :-P We decided we love Ezra Marin as the name and can't wait to meet baby ezzie in October. Thanks again!
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    Marin is (traditionally) a feminine name. What about Erin/Aaron if you want a gender neutral homonym?
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    Is Ezra Marin a boy or girl? 
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    edited April 2018
    @virginiaunicorn11 great question =) we'll find out in a few years when they're able to tell us
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