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Apparently these are girls' names

(38 Posts)
AndHarry Sun 28-Jul-13 14:44:57

Soren (Norwegian boy?)
Kendal (mint cake)
Stevie (Wonder)
Darcy (shouldn't that be Darcey?)
Avanti (?)
Beau (masculine form of Belle)
Riley (boy)

Are my reactions weird or are these actual, accepted girls' names? They popped up as suggestions on a FB group, along with JezAbel shock

UpTheFRIGGinDuff Mon 29-Jul-13 09:09:46

I'm trying not to look again AndHarry as you say....feels voyeristic...

orangepudding Mon 29-Jul-13 09:17:38

I knew a female Riley, seemed an odd choice for a girl.

I saw a picture of a female Beau on Fb a few days ago. I assumed the parents didn't realise Beau is the masculine form of Belle.

FannyMcNally Mon 29-Jul-13 09:25:32

I know a female Soren. Pronounced Serena.

FannyMcNally Mon 29-Jul-13 09:27:23

Unless it's pronounced Soreen and I've just got bad hearingblush

TidyDancer Mon 29-Jul-13 19:36:22

I watched a documentary about a murder case once, and the DD's of the lady who was killed were called Stevie and Daryl.

Kendal Jenner and Riley Keough are examples of the others.

spanky2 Mon 29-Jul-13 19:43:48

Only met a boy Riley.

crossparsley Mon 29-Jul-13 22:06:32

Hero is a girl's name too (Hero and Leander). And i think it's great, short and string and pretty. But I can see why you might not.

EhricLovesTeamQhuay Tue 30-Jul-13 14:39:23

I know a female rylee. Avanti is a brand of condoms I think. Link to the original Facebook thread?

ELNino Tue 30-Jul-13 14:43:57

In the movie Signs, wasn't the daughter called Beau?

5madthings Tue 30-Jul-13 14:47:33

I know a soren, Stevie, Darcy and a beau all girls, this range in age from late twenties down to about eight.

AndHarry Tue 30-Jul-13 19:08:26

Soren. Pronounced Serena.


Link but it's a closed group so you'd have to join.

AndHarry Tue 30-Jul-13 19:09:46

Hero immediately makes me think of one of the female protagonists in a Georgette Heyer book.

OrangeBlossom2 Wed 31-Jul-13 09:47:36

I have taught a female Darcy, Kendall and Stevie.

The Kendall was Australian and her sister was Bailey which could also be a boys name.

I also think of Darcy/Darcey Bussell.

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