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Does it sound too 'boyish'?

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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!

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 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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