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Boy or girls name????

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Smilehappy Mon 27-May-13 12:20:42

Oh and I both like Brodie/Brody... Upon telling people we "like" that name they say its a girls name confusedhmm (were having a boy)


2beornot Mon 27-May-13 12:24:52

I'd say it can be either. But if I was using it for a boy id spell it Brody and use Brodie for a girl

ZolaBuddleia Mon 27-May-13 12:32:32

Me too, Brodie for a girl, Brody for a boy.

Chottie Mon 27-May-13 12:33:36

I think it is a unisex name too.

JojoMags Mon 27-May-13 12:51:32

I would always think of it as a boys' name, with either spelling, and prefer Brodie to Brody. The latter looks too much like 'broody', and looks 'wrong' to me.

Lebkuchenlover Mon 27-May-13 13:39:05

I know a male Brodie. To my ears Brodie/Brody is definately a boys' name.

daimbardiva Mon 27-May-13 13:47:56

Boy. I've never heard of it for a girl.

MortifiedAdams Mon 27-May-13 13:51:53

Both -ie for a girl, -y for a boy.

sjuperyoni Mon 27-May-13 14:04:22

It's a boys name, i've never seen it for a girl. We considered brodie for ds but mymum kept saying bridie..

lollypopsicle Mon 27-May-13 14:26:02


HorryIsUpduffed Mon 27-May-13 14:32:45

Boy, definitely.

I don't generally approve of surnames as first names for girls, but for boys and with Scottish surnames there is significant precedent and I get it.

Gugglebum Mon 27-May-13 14:40:52

I'd assume it was a boy if I saw the name written down. I do prefer it with a 'y'.

HappyJustToBe Mon 27-May-13 14:43:41

I prefer Brody and would assume it is a boys' name.

After some of the comments about DD's name when I was pregnant I would now always wait until baby is here and named before telling people. I was told the name we had chosen for DD was a stripper name...

Smilehappy Mon 27-May-13 16:26:05

Thanks everyone, we won't be saying any more to family, I find it very rude for someone to share their dislike about your thought-about / chosen child's name... angryconfused

And to be told its a strippers name is unbelievable!

My sister told me just to wait until baby is here and TELL them his name that way they don't get an opinion/option! smilesmilesmilesmile

lovemybabyboy Mon 27-May-13 19:11:14

Sounds like a boys name to me.

DessieLou Mon 27-May-13 19:40:52

I'd presume it was a boy too. I know a boy called Brodie but prefer Brody.

laravh Mon 27-May-13 20:42:17

I live it for a girl (spelt Brodie) - there was a female character in Home and Awayages ago and I've loved it since. But I also know a Scottish family with a son called Brody and apparently it means brother.
Love it for either

Mellymog Mon 27-May-13 20:59:49

boy - Patrick Swayze's character in point break?

BNmum Mon 27-May-13 21:02:33


AllegraLilac Mon 27-May-13 21:47:46

I'd go Brody for a boy (As in Jenner), and Bridie as a girly option.

iheartmycat Mon 27-May-13 22:52:32

Brodie is a boys name - and means 'second son'

MoonHare Mon 27-May-13 22:55:04

I definitely think of it as a boys name.

Think it was the name of Miranda's son in SATC.

MoonHare Mon 27-May-13 22:55:20

Or maybe that was Brady.......

ShadowStorm Mon 27-May-13 22:57:36

It sounds more like a boys name to me. But I wouldn't be entirely sure either way.

Onesleeptillwembley Mon 27-May-13 23:01:25

I wasn't even aware it's a name. It truly is awful.

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