Does it sound too 'boyish'?

(34 Posts)
NTMummy059 Sun 28-Apr-13 19:20:21

Me and my partner are having a girl and firstly agreed on Sophie.. He then decided he doesn't like it..
We then chose Mia which I really like but now he's not too sure!
So he has suggested Robin/Robyn and really likes it but although I do like the name I'm wondering if it goes with the surname Harvey? Does it sound too much like a boy's name or am I looking too much into it?! Thank you!

LittleMonster100 Sun 28-Apr-13 19:22:05

I really like robin for a girl. Think it's nice spelt either way as well.

BeQuicksieorBeDead Sun 28-Apr-13 19:23:25

Nice, and different. Good to be the only one with a name in a class.

louisianablue2000 Sun 28-Apr-13 19:23:48

I like the name (it's a family name for me), and do think it goes with your surname.

I love Robin for a boy but dislike it for a girl, sorry.

Ruprekt Sun 28-Apr-13 19:25:58

So many pretty girl names out there. Robyn is very boyish imho.


PistachioTruffle Sun 28-Apr-13 19:27:45

I like Robyn, it's pretty and one of my current favourites. Congratulations smile

sarahandemily Sun 28-Apr-13 19:28:19

I like robin for a girl. I did know one once and she said that when she turned up for meetings people were always expecting a man. Depends whether you think this could work in your dd's favour/ make her stand out or would just in fact be very annoying!

5madthings Sun 28-Apr-13 19:29:22

Robyn was on our list for dd, I like it smile

For me the y spelling indicates girl and Robin would be for a boy smile

NTMummy059 Sun 28-Apr-13 19:38:08

Thanks.. I do think its the least popular out of our choices which is nice.. Just not convinced it sounds like a girl when written down :/

ruprekt I love girly names (freya, olivia, elsie) but DP is having none of it - he doesn't like 'cutesy names' angry ! So trying to compromise lo

PandaNot Sun 28-Apr-13 19:39:03

I know a lovely little girl called Robyn and don't know any boy Robins. I think of it as a girly name now rather than even questioning it.

BikeRunSki Brazil Sun 28-Apr-13 20:28:20

I like Robyn for a girl, and it's not too boyish, although also not girly.

I don't know any Robyns, but several (male) Robins - from 60 to 3 - who are all lovely.

everlong Sun 28-Apr-13 20:38:10

I think Mia goes nicely with your surname.

foxybingodotcom Colombia Sun 28-Apr-13 20:53:52

Robyn is a very pretty name. I like that it also works as a womans name - sometimes I think people can be guilty of naming babies and not thinking of the adult they'll become.

Rhubarbgarden Sun 28-Apr-13 21:02:32

Lovely name.

notso Sun 28-Apr-13 21:04:47

I love Robyn, I think the "y" would make me assume it was a female.

DonkeysDontRideBicycles Sun 28-Apr-13 21:12:07

Robyn is great but if you aren't convinced then DP won't mind giving you the right to veto will he, after all he did. Lots of girls' names aren't 'cutesy'. Shall we make a few suggestions or will that just confuse the issue?

ProphetOfDoom Sun 28-Apr-13 21:15:47

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NTMummy059 Sun 28-Apr-13 22:34:41

I agree it works as an adult too just don't want people to assume a man and her become annoyed at this..
Any other suggestions would be more than welcome Donkeys
Schmaltzing I like Sophia and Matilda but these got a "no" straight away - we cannot agree on a single name sad

Cravingdairy Sun 28-Apr-13 22:37:40

I think either spelling is very pretty for a girl.

DonkeysDontRideBicycles Mon 29-Apr-13 10:22:01

The more I think about it, the nicer Robyn seems but thinking hat on OP, here are some non-cutesy suggestions:

Danielle (Dani)

monica77798 Mon 29-Apr-13 10:26:41

Robin/Robyn is a bit unisex but I think it is perfectly fine for a girl and not too "boyish" at all. However, I think Mia fits with your surname the best, out of the three names you gave.

Startail Mon 29-Apr-13 10:31:21

Non cutsy, Robyn, Paige, Bryony, Esme, Megan, Mia I know real characters called all of these. Umpteen variations on Isabel who are characters too.

Mind you I also know a Daisy, Grace and Lily who are more likely to be covered in mug than wearing a pretty summer dress.

Startail Mon 29-Apr-13 10:33:49

Mud not mug

I agree Mia works really well with your surname.

Minty82 Mon 29-Apr-13 10:36:19

I've never met a male Robin but know two female ones (adults); so to me it's primarily a girl's name. Not a massive fan personally (totally inoffensive, I just wouldn't pick it myself) but in answer to your question no, not too boyish at all.

KittenofDoom Mon 29-Apr-13 11:30:33

It's always been a boy's name to me, although a bit of a twee one. I prefer Robert, a much stronger name for a man.

I also dislike names where the 'i' has been replaced with a 'y' and cannot see how this feminises a name. I knew someone who called her son Gavyn, for instance. She was the kind of person who puts a little circle over the letter i instead of a dot.

TenthMuse Mon 29-Apr-13 12:34:43

I like Robyn and prefer it to either Mia or Sophie. Not too boyish imo. I know two girl Robyns (both spelt this way) who are about four and ten.

KittenofDoom Mon 29-Apr-13 13:44:12

Thinking about it some more, the traditional feminine version of Robin is Robina (Ro-BEE-na). There was a Robina in my year at school, but it's never been very common. Perhaps this is why I'm so resistant to the idea of Robyn as a girl's name.

Catlike Mon 29-Apr-13 15:22:55

I think it's lovely and quite refreshing compared with all the fashionable cutesy and girly names (agree with your DP about them grin)

JojoMags Mon 29-Apr-13 16:29:33

Ilike it a lot. And Robbie is a cool nn.

DonkeysDontRideBicycles Mon 29-Apr-13 16:55:17

Call me slow, hadn't thought of a shortened version being Robbie. That definitely sounds masculine.

OrangeFootedScrubfowl Mon 29-Apr-13 17:12:34

I think it has to be Robyn for a girl for me. I quite like it.

fussychica England Mon 29-Apr-13 18:49:47

I like it.
If you don't has your DP any other suggestions as he's vetoed all your alternatives?

AttentionToDetail Mon 29-Apr-13 18:59:04

I have a 5 month DD Robyn!
I always loved it for a girl but not a boy for some reason!
Some people do think she is a boy when I tell them her name but I am still really happy with our choice!

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