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OatcakeCravings Wed 04-Sep-13 17:54:07

Wasn't there a Parker in Desperate Houswives? I thought it was a boys name.

usualsuspect Wed 04-Sep-13 17:49:49

I know a boy called Parker.

Alisvolatpropiis Wed 04-Sep-13 17:48:51

I'd say boys name.

But I'd no more use Parker as a first name than I would Butcher. Occupation names aren't my thing.

NadiaWadia Wed 04-Sep-13 17:17:14

I know they do use it as a girl's name in the USA. But it is HORRIBLE. 'Nosey parker' is the association most people in the UK would think of.

doingthesplitz Wed 04-Sep-13 16:42:54

Fay Ripley has a daughter called Parker. Mind you, her son is called Sonny so we will have to agree to disagree re taste in names. smile

Booth's son in the TV programme Bones is called Parker. Sounds ok in that, but it is very American.

Piper and Harper as quoted above both sound more feminine to me.

Lots of people don't like 'frilly' girls names though, and the American surnamey type names are definitely not frilly - Kennedy, Mackenzie, Addison etc

HotPanda Mon 02-Sep-13 21:06:11

Is she a fan of the program Leverage? There is a female Parker in that, but I think it is her surname maybe.

AmandaPandtheNightmareMonsters Mon 02-Sep-13 14:13:16

Boy definitely to me.

I don't like surname names though, so maybe I am out of the loop!

evamummy Mon 02-Sep-13 14:12:24

Parker, Harper, Piper seem unisex to me. I'm not keen.

JustBecauseICan Mon 02-Sep-13 13:51:15



Tell whoever it is not to do it. It's horrid.

squoosh Mon 02-Sep-13 11:37:05

Along with Piper, Parker would be amongst my least favourite of those American surname type name.

Minty82 Mon 02-Sep-13 10:19:01

I used to know a boy called Parker, so boy's name to me. Not a fan of it for either sex I'm afraid...

runninggirl85 Mon 02-Sep-13 10:04:05

My friend has just had a beautiful baby girl..and named her Parker.

Seemed like a boy name to me so i just wondered what others thought.

But each to their own :-) and the baby is gorgeous

meditrina Mon 02-Sep-13 10:02:41

Neither, unless you want the child to go through life being nn 'nosy'.

But if not in UK, perhaps that idiom won't be known. In which case better on a boy but I suppose possible on either.

fridayfreedom Mon 02-Sep-13 09:59:52

Nosey! Thunderbirds!

CockyFox Mon 02-Sep-13 09:58:07

Surname surely? If not more likely a boy I think.

bridgetsmum Mon 02-Sep-13 09:57:08

Boys name, not sure if I like it, maybe smile

runninggirl85 Mon 02-Sep-13 09:54:58

Boy or Girl name? (not for my baby)


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