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natandmat Thu 23-May-13 20:16:06

Boy or girls name??

What was your immediate thought? I really like this name for a boy, teamed with either Arthur or Nathanael for a middle name, but I'm worried people will think I've given him a girls name!!

BurnThisDiscoDown Thu 23-May-13 20:19:20

Girl, but then I know a little girl called Eden.

mumtolilh Thu 23-May-13 20:19:30

I am on either side! I think that's a 50/50 name for sure! Go for it! I love it!

BeehavingBaby Thu 23-May-13 20:21:51

Surely a girl's name?

5madthings Thu 23-May-13 20:23:12

Its unisex. We had it on our name lists, my dd has it as a middle name but i would use it for a boy as well smile

BinarySolo Thu 23-May-13 20:57:17

I know of a boy called Eden, but I view it as more of a girls name. That said there's loads of unisex names I'd probably steer clear of naming a boy: Jodie, bailey, Jesse, Kerry etc. They just seem a bit weak for a boy.

Fairygen Thu 23-May-13 21:08:17

I love it! For a boy, it's great because it's unusual but not too way out.

SixFeetUnder Thu 23-May-13 21:13:22

Girls name around here too.

DoingTheSwanThing Thu 23-May-13 21:16:05

Girl. But a very lovely (girls) name.

OutragedFromLeeds Thu 23-May-13 21:19:15

I know two girls called Eden, no boys. For me it's a girls name.

Linguaphile Thu 23-May-13 21:19:19


maresedotes Thu 23-May-13 21:24:35

Immediately thought of a girl but I think it could work for a boy with long blonde wavy hair (but no guarantee of that!) Lovely name.

NorbertDentressangle Thu 23-May-13 21:27:28

I only know one Eden - a 9 yo boy

natandmat Thu 23-May-13 21:27:58

Fairygen you've kind of hit the nail on the head on why I like it, unusual without being too out there and ridiculous! After some googling I found it was a boys name originally and has only recently been used for girls! It's funny because I would never consider it on my girls list!

AlteredState Thu 23-May-13 21:29:25

Girl for me but then my dd (6yo) has been in nursery and school classes with two different Eden's. DM on the other hand always thinks dd is talking about a boy!

EleanorFarjeon Thu 23-May-13 21:32:24

I know 2 girls called Eden.

thegreylady Thu 23-May-13 21:38:04

Google Eden Wood smile

lolalotta Thu 23-May-13 21:42:36

I know a little boy, 1 years old who is an Eden.

picnicbasketcase Thu 23-May-13 21:45:05

It sounds like a girl's name to me. But I can see why it would boyish too, as its similar to Aiden/Hayden.

YonicTheHedgehog Thu 23-May-13 21:48:16

I think of it as a boys name, like I think Robin as more of a boys name. Wouldn't raise an eyebrow if I girl was called either though.

Breezy1985 Thu 23-May-13 22:57:46

Girl's name to me.

Mellymog Fri 24-May-13 13:18:54

I think it sounds feminine but i know a boy called Eden. If you look it up in baby books it is traditionally only a boys name.

BardOfBarking Fri 24-May-13 13:26:27

Eden - I would assume girl, but my dd is Arden and that can be either.

PearlyWhites Fri 24-May-13 13:29:26


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