(47 Posts)
Fifi2406 Sat 17-Nov-12 09:39:03

For a boy?!

meditrina Sat 17-Nov-12 09:51:02

It's not a name I particularly like, but I think it's a perfectly good choice.

My next-door neighbour was called Aubrey, and he was lovely so lots of positive associations.

curiousgeorgie Sun 18-Nov-12 00:54:04

Isn't it a girls name??

persephoneplum Sun 18-Nov-12 03:12:21

Erm no.. that would be Audrey...

5madthings Sun 18-Nov-12 03:21:17

Well on teen mom there is a baby girl called aubrey, its quite a sweet name but i do think of it as a girls name.

shoobidoo Sun 18-Nov-12 07:15:39

I like it.

HilaryM Sun 18-Nov-12 07:25:29

It's always been a boys' name. I have a dear friend Aubrey in his mid 30s - he's lovely.

cuttingandpasting Sun 18-Nov-12 07:25:41

It is DH's middle name - he hates it

meditrina Sun 18-Nov-12 09:25:24

It's the shortened form of Auberon/Oberon.

Wishfulmakeupping Sun 18-Nov-12 09:53:04

I thought it was a girls name too girl out of the hills called that

Mrsrobertduvallsaysboo Sun 18-Nov-12 09:55:13

It's a bit ethereal.
Conjures up someone in a smoking jacket quoting Noel Coward to me.

curiousgeorgie Sun 18-Nov-12 10:04:33

Persephoneplum - no, I'm aware it's Aubrey and not Audrey. It's still a girls name. The 2 I know are girls and theres a singer called Aubrey O Day and a baby on teen mum is called Aubrey.

curiousgeorgie Sun 18-Nov-12 10:06:45

In fact, if you google Aubrey it's predominantly girls.

hatebeak Sun 18-Nov-12 10:43:22

It's a boys' name. It always has been, although people have relatively recently started using it as a girls' name, posibly because of the US fondness for names like Bree and Audrey. I knew two elderly Aubreys - it's not my favourite name but it's a proper choice.

meditrina Sun 18-Nov-12 10:49:48

If it is being used for girls, then to some it must be a unisex name (though as traditionally it is "King of the Fairies" I do find that very odd).

I do not think it has fully transitioned to unisex in the UK though.

badtime Sun 18-Nov-12 10:52:04

In America, Aubrey is commonly used as a girl's name. This doesn't mean that Aubrey is a girl's name. It's not, it's a boy's name that Americans use for girls. I have heard of American girls called Graham ffs.
I have never heard of a British female Aubrey.

KenDoddsDadsDog Sun 18-Nov-12 10:53:52

I like it. It was also the name of a brilliant cartoon when I was little !

Alisvolatpropiis Sun 18-Nov-12 12:48:33

badtime such a salient point about girls being called Graham etc in America. I chuckled.

I like Aubrey...on a boy OP. The rapper Drakes first name is Aubrey. He's a man.

Fifi2406 Sun 18-Nov-12 16:38:58

It's definitely a boys name in the uk!

It's deffo a boys' name but it is horrible. It is deffo NOT a girls' name.

LOVE this name, we watched Master and Commander today (Cpt J. Aubrey) and I was saying to DH if our next DC is a boy I absolutely LOVE LOVE LOVE this name!!

manicinsomniac Sun 18-Nov-12 23:52:08

It's perfectly acceptable as a girl's name. There's a beautiful older children's book called 'Love Aubrey' which is about a girl.

I really like it and much prefer it for a girl than for a boy.

There were only 11 female Aubreys born in the UK in 2011 but then there were only 21 male Aubreys so not that different.

In the US Aubrey ranked at number 20 for girls last year but hasn't made it into the top 1000 for boys since 2002 when it ranked at 938.

So I think it's transitioning into far more of a female name really.

tigerdriverII Sun 18-Nov-12 23:57:04

Well it is a boy's name but not one I would give to a boy of mine, that's for sure.

louisianablue2000 Mon 19-Nov-12 00:16:45

For a boy fine, a good classy name. For a girl oh dear God no, just marks you out as a rather stupid person.

ladymia Mon 19-Nov-12 00:17:37

Hmm really not keen on it

ripsishere Mon 19-Nov-12 00:25:38

Wasn't the character in nuts in may called Aubrey? Tim Spall played him.
It's not a name I'd choose, mainly because it sounds a bit wet.

Allalonenow Mon 19-Nov-12 00:31:27

I like it as a name for a boy, probably because I know an Aubrey who is clever kind and witty and I would be pleased to give a child a name with such positive vibes.

sashh Mon 19-Nov-12 01:25:52

I used to know one, he was a man, he would be about 90 now if he is still with us.

MulledWineOnTheBusLady Mon 19-Nov-12 10:18:11

Definitely a boy's name to me, and I love it. Mainly because of Jack Aubrey from the Aubrey/Maturin novels, whoever mentioned him!

QueenBOObread Mon 19-Nov-12 11:57:44

It's my DS's middle name, after Captain Jack Aubrey. Love love love it.

zingally Mon 19-Nov-12 12:48:58

I like Aubrey as a girls name... Less keen on it as a boys name. Bit close to Audrey for my liking!

madamecake Mon 19-Nov-12 12:52:05

Definitely a boy's name, my next door neighbour is called Aubrey and he is lovely.

BarbecuedBillygoats Mon 19-Nov-12 12:56:44

Definitely a boys name but the ony one I could think of was the slightly wimpy one in the Monica Edwards books

Nagoo Mon 19-Nov-12 12:56:47

I know an old man called Aubrey. He's lovely.

SaggyOldClothCatPuss Mon 19-Nov-12 20:22:00
CrapBag Mon 19-Nov-12 21:21:48

You asked.

Horrible. Horrible. Horrible. Horrible.


For a girl, good god NO!!!!

Dylanlovesbaez Mon 19-Nov-12 21:22:30

Absolutely love it.

Rhubarbgarden Mon 19-Nov-12 23:03:20

I love it. If dd hadn't been an Audrey it would have been a contender for ds!

CheerfulYank Mon 19-Nov-12 23:07:25

It's nice.

But I am American and know about a dozen little girls called this and no boys.

Cantbelieveitsnotbutter Mon 19-Nov-12 23:11:24

My mum got touched up by an employer called Aubrey 35 years ago. Not sure that helps but it's a nice name

TheKindnessOfStrangers Tue 20-Nov-12 09:44:59

Like it - seriously considered it for my DS and may use it in the future.

Dogsmom Tue 20-Nov-12 11:45:39

Don't like it either, have only known one who was a red headed lad and always called Aubrey the Strawberry.

SoupDragon Tue 20-Nov-12 11:49:49

I know it is a boy's name. However, I still see Audrey when I see it.

Hate it.

SoupDragon Tue 20-Nov-12 11:50:13

Especially as most children get their d and b mixed up when writing.

Anonymumous Tue 20-Nov-12 12:03:11

I'm glad I'm not the only one who remembers that cartoon! And Aubrey was also Boycie's real name in Only Fools and Horses. Definitely a boy's name as far as I'm concerned.

PeazlyPops Tue 20-Nov-12 12:13:02

I love Aubrey for a boy, but then by DS does have a very unusual name.

babyblabber Wed 21-Nov-12 06:26:12

I think it's lovely but defo see it as a girl's name.

There was a song from the 70s I think called "Aubrey was her name" that I loved as a teenager. Also was too feminine sounding for a boy IMO.

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