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Sidney... too much of a girls' name now?

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pinkgirlythoughts Sat 08-Nov-14 15:10:11

I really like Sidney as a possible for DC2, due next week, also like Sid as a nickname. My only worry is that Sydney is now so accepted as a female name that people (other children particularly) will think he has a 'girly' name. Usually spelled differently I know, but still sounds the same shouted across a playground.

How many male/female Sidney/Sydneys do you know?

Alisvolatpropiis Sat 08-Nov-14 15:36:51

I have never met a female Sidney. Or known of one through friends etc.

MadameJosephine Sat 08-Nov-14 15:46:43

My DD has Sidney as her middle name after her grandad but I know 2 other little Sidneys and they are both boys so I think it can work for both, especially if you are going to call him Sid

marmaladegranny Sat 08-Nov-14 15:46:44

There was a female Sidney at my secondary school - she would probably be about to collect her bus pass now!

Molotov Sat 08-Nov-14 16:59:01

Sidney is a boy's name. Sydney is a girl's name. So Sidney is not too girly at all.

It's the same as Leslie/Lesley; Robin/Robyn, etc.

FWIW, I think Sidney is a great name for a boy.

xXjunebugXx Sat 08-Nov-14 16:59:47

I have only met and known boy Sidney's, know of girls of course though. I prefer it for a boy. A good friend if mine has a son with this name but mostly calls him Sid.

pinkgirlythoughts Tue 11-Nov-14 09:14:39

Hmm, good to know people do know male Sidneys! I'm a teacher, and the only ones I've ever come across are girls- usually spelled Sydney, but occasionally Sidney. Makes me feel much more positive about using the name!

onepotatotwopotato Tue 11-Nov-14 09:38:57

I thought Sidonie was the usual spelling for a girl's name? Like Frances/Francis?

I know a forty-something Sidonie but several younger, male Sidneys.

twinjocks Tue 11-Nov-14 17:00:51

Lovely name, and especially with Sid for short.

sanilee Tue 11-Nov-14 17:55:07

Only ever come across female Sidneys (spelled Sydney) except for Tom Sawyer of course. I'm in the States though, so take that for what it is worth.

tammytoby Wed 12-Nov-14 14:48:55

Great boys name imo!

manicinsomniac Thu 13-Nov-14 17:07:49

I teach a female Sydney but would definitely think of Sidney as a boy.

Smugfearnleyshittingstool Thu 13-Nov-14 17:14:23

Love sidney, will probably use it for next dc born in June, if he's a boysmile

TsukuruTazaki Thu 13-Nov-14 17:21:25

I have never met a girl Sidney. I would definitely assume Sidney was a boy - goes with the old man names that are around at the mo, Alfie, Stanley et all.

roastpots Thu 13-Nov-14 20:47:54

I think of it as a boy's name too.

ChickenMe Sat 15-Nov-14 21:34:00

Love Sid. It was my Grandads name.

iwanttobeadragonthisyear Sun 16-Nov-14 00:15:25

Its a boys name IMO

Castlemilk Sun 16-Nov-14 11:16:03

Yup, Sidney is a boy's name! Know one under ten.

Sydney is the female version, and I don't know any. Lovely though.

JakeyBurd Sun 16-Nov-14 22:07:28

Know of a girl with this name, only the "creative" parents spelt it Cydni. I can't help thinking of her as kidney...

mathanxiety Mon 17-Nov-14 06:30:21

I know only girls named Sydney, and I know several.
My dad had a lovely friend named Sidney but I know none under age 80something.
I would say based on that, that Sydney is more of a girl name and Sidneys are unusual.

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