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Robin - would you immediately assume boy or girl?

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London2013 Sun 24-Mar-13 21:07:10

And what do you think of it?

Boy.

Love it for a boy; hate it for a girl.

catkind Sun 24-Mar-13 21:09:03

Love the name for either. I'd think boy now as we know a baby robin, but before that thought of using it ourselves as a girl's name.

ElegantSufficiency Sun 24-Mar-13 21:09:47

I wouldn't assume tbh. I know one in his 40s. In America it is popular for women of that age, but over here, I literally only one and he's a man. I think I'd guess girl now if it were a baby but I'd definitely check and not assume.
hth

DizzyPurple Sun 24-Mar-13 21:10:37

Robin = boy. Robyn = girl. I like it!

WhispersOfWickedness Sun 24-Mar-13 21:10:43

I would think girl as I think it's used more for girls nowadays. Although I suppose if I was going to meet a forty year old plus Robin, I would probably assume male as it's only recently it's become a lot more popular for girls.

5eggstremelychocaletymadeggs Sun 24-Mar-13 21:10:49

Robin with an i boy.

Robyn with a y girl smile

Its a unisex name, we had it on our list for dd.

VBisme Sun 24-Mar-13 21:12:21

Agree with others,

Robin for a boy, Robyn for a girl.

Not keen on it for a girl, love it for a boy.

mrsbungle Sun 24-Mar-13 21:13:43

I also think of Robin as a boy and Robyn as a girl.

I much prefer it as a boy's name.

Cocodale Sun 24-Mar-13 21:18:12

Girl and love it would, have given to my youngest but spelt Robyn x

BecauseYourWorthIt Sun 24-Mar-13 21:19:00

Love it for a girl but not a boy

TiddlyChocolateBunny Sun 24-Mar-13 21:21:28

I have a Robin of my own so I assume boy, but if its Robyn with a y I think girl.

ChippingInIsEggceptional Sun 24-Mar-13 21:27:32

I dislike Robyn but like Robin smile

I would have, years ago, assumed Robin = boy, Robyn = girl but my friend has a little girl Robin (named after a female american friend) and now I wouldn't assume either way smile She's a lovely little girl and if there's any confusion over the spelling (nursery teachers kept trying to make her spell it with a Y despite her parents telling them a million times it was with an i) she says it's spelt the same way as the bird with a very 'End of' look about her grin

KittenOfDoom Sun 24-Mar-13 21:30:58

Boy. Seems very perverse to suddenly make it a girls name, it was always a boys name when I were a lass.

sjupes Sun 24-Mar-13 21:35:24

I - boy
Y - girl

Makes me think of robin gibb for a boy but it's Very nice for a girl.

OddBoots Sun 24-Mar-13 21:36:58

Is it wrong that my answer would be 'neither'? I'd just think BATMAN!

MrsCosmopilite Sun 24-Mar-13 21:38:38

I wouldn't assume. I know one of each gender.

MidnightMasquerader Sun 24-Mar-13 21:41:56

I wouldn't assume.

I know an 80-year old Robin-with-an-i who's a woman.

London2013 Sun 24-Mar-13 21:49:13

We're thinking of it for boy and I was really surprised when I searched it on here that lots of people would think of it for a girl.

I'd never heard of it for a girl before that so it's heartening that people think at least 50/50.

mistressploppy Sun 24-Mar-13 21:51:06

Boy, definitely. Great name. Rob is a good nickname too.

I'm not fond of it for a girl really.

EvilTwins Sun 24-Mar-13 21:51:38

I know one male Robin (aged 39) and two females Robyns (aged 12 & 21)

ArabellaBeaumaris Sun 24-Mar-13 21:52:18

boy. Don't like it for a girl but love it for a boy.

scottishmummy Sun 24-Mar-13 21:53:36

Boy,like it
Robyn girl like it too

Welovegrapes Sun 24-Mar-13 21:54:24

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TheSecondComing Sun 24-Mar-13 21:55:12

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