Please help me find a name... Unisex names...

(93 Posts)
EdithSimcox Sat 09-Jul-16 10:42:15

Or boys names that can be used for a girl (including as an adult woman!). Tradititional, preferably old (biblical, or possibly old English, or similar, or diminutive of those) not American, not unique...

The two names that most closely fit this bill so far are Sam, and Jamie. Neither of which are possible for good family reasons.

Other thoughts are Eddie, Charlie, or Phil. But I don't like the female versions of those names, so it would be the short form only. Would that be ok?

Other ideas?

originalmavis Sat 09-Jul-16 10:43:29

Evelyn, Hillary? That sort of thing?

dementedma Sat 09-Jul-16 10:44:55

Frankie -from Francis/Frances
Alex
Sandy
Lee
Ashley

toadgirl Sat 09-Jul-16 10:48:12

Phineas

Meaning: oracle

In the Bible, Phineas was a priest. While this unique moniker might seem like a quirky name choice, it actually has a popular (and common) nickname: Finn.

Julia Roberts also famously chose this name for her twin son, however, she chose a more unique spelling: Phinnaeus.

I think Finn/Fynn would work for a girl too.

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Adriel

Meaning: God is my master

Goodbye Adrian, hello Adriel! This name almost has a mythical feel to it because of its sound. In the Bible, Adriel was King Saul’s son-in-law and King David’s brother-in-law.

I think this would make a nice girl's name too.

www.huffingtonpost.ca/2016/05/19/biblical-names_n_10051810.html

GreenSand Sat 09-Jul-16 10:49:11

Jo/Joe
George

orangepudding Sat 09-Jul-16 10:51:01

Alex
Lesley

Dontgiveaschnitzel Sat 09-Jul-16 10:52:25

Jo/Joey
Chris
Alexis
Billy/Billie
Dylan
Robin
Sydney

2nds Sat 09-Jul-16 10:53:18

Lauren is a unisex name.

dementedma Sat 09-Jul-16 10:56:06

I thought Lauren was just a girls name? Be careful with Lauren/Laurence if you have family or work in France where Laurence is a girls name and Laurent is the male equivalent.

Cantplaywontplay Sat 09-Jul-16 10:56:51

Lindsay
Viv
Charlie
Alex
Gabe

dementedma Sat 09-Jul-16 10:57:07

Finn for a girl could be short for Fionnuala

TroysMammy Sat 09-Jul-16 11:02:26

A cousin's daughter is Cameron.

Helenluvsrob Sat 09-Jul-16 11:02:40

James / jaime/ jay ?

Kay/cai

EdithSimcox Sat 09-Jul-16 11:06:19

Ooh, thanks everyone.

What do people think of Eddie or Phil?

Would Finn be ok as it is, or do you think you need a 'proper' / long version too?

Dontgiveaschnitzel Sat 09-Jul-16 11:06:36

Bobby/Bobbie
Stevie
Reece/Reese
Ray/Rae

milkbottle Sat 09-Jul-16 11:08:27

Is Phil really unisex?! That's one of the most manly names I know!

Cantplaywontplay Sat 09-Jul-16 11:08:45

Is female Eddie pronounced the same or different to the male one? Would you mind?
Have never heard of a female Phil, don't know a Philippa or Philomena either though though obviously they exist.

Cantplaywontplay Sat 09-Jul-16 11:09:09

Bobby is good.

Talcott2007 Sat 09-Jul-16 11:09:34

Rowan
Corin/Corrine
Ashley
Toby
Terry
Jesse/Jessie
Vic (Victor/Victoria)

Dontgiveaschnitzel Sat 09-Jul-16 11:10:54

I think Finn is fine.

Personally I'm not keen on short versions of names on birth certificates, Eddie could be good but to me feels like it should be short for something. Anything to do with names is so subjective though so I'd do what feels right to you.

rumblingDMexploitingbstds Sat 09-Jul-16 11:14:02

Beverley (that's a good old traditional one)
Riley
Chris
Mac (Mackenzie, Malcolm etc)
George/Georgie
Harry

Phil is lovely, the Railway Children has a girl in it called Phil and I don't think it's ever mentioned what her full name is. Finn works fine by itself, I can think of Finnula if you wanted a longer version.

EdithSimcox Sat 09-Jul-16 11:16:52

Toby. For a girl? Interesting.

EdithSimcox Sat 09-Jul-16 11:17:24

Yes, Eddie, not Edie. Though I like both.

ConkerTriumphant Sat 09-Jul-16 11:30:33

Mallory
Jordan
Cameron (Dias)

2nds Sat 09-Jul-16 11:36:22

Lauren was a boys name until Lauren Bacall took on the name and became a big star. It is now a unisex name, used by girls mostly but still unisex. I actually think as a boys name it's so different and refreshing!

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