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Fugghetaboutit Thu 09-Jul-15 09:07:37

Thoughts? If it's a boy

Fugghetaboutit Thu 09-Jul-15 09:08:01

DH said it reminds him of ovary and I think he's ruined it for me now angry

Novia Thu 09-Jul-15 09:09:09

Bird cage... Or that bloke from Nashville.

HalfwayUpALadder Thu 09-Jul-15 09:09:29

I love it. Wasn't there an avery in charlottes Webb?

Fugghetaboutit Thu 09-Jul-15 09:10:40

grin bird cage - true!

Sounds familiar Halfway

What about Aubrey?

HalfwayUpALadder Thu 09-Jul-15 09:15:38

Aubrey sounds more like a girl's name to me.

Now about Nathaniel? Lawrence?

Hamsolo Thu 09-Jul-15 09:17:01

I like it, but for a girl.

RiverTam Thu 09-Jul-15 09:20:02

Aubrey is a boys' name that has been around for years. Prefer Avery to Aubrey but not really keen on either.

Fugghetaboutit Thu 09-Jul-15 09:21:09

Aubrey sounds v masculine to me. Maybe Audrey for a girl smile

paxtecum Thu 09-Jul-15 09:22:42

Avery labels.
Avery weighing scales.

pilates Thu 09-Jul-15 09:51:59

No

Gileswithachainsaw Thu 09-Jul-15 09:54:58

makes me think of Jackson avery.

doesn't work as a name I'm afraid. only as a surname

BothEndsBurning Thu 09-Jul-15 10:00:19

Aubrey is most definitely a male name. It's Norman French. I had an Uncle Aubrey, so am very familiar with the name. Unfortunately the poaching has begun, and it has been given to girls in recent years.

Audrey is Old English, definitely female, and has no connection with Aubrey.

Avery makes me think of weighing scales, but that's probably just me! I wouldn't know if an Avery was male or female.

BothEndsBurning Thu 09-Jul-15 10:01:05

paxtecum X post - not just me then! grin

florascotia Thu 09-Jul-15 10:11:53

As previous posters say, Aubrey is definitely a man's name, whatever current (mostly US) fashions. An older English version of Aubrey was Auberon/Oberon.

I think that people might easily mishear 'Avery' as 'every'.

MrsLeighHalfpenny Thu 09-Jul-15 10:14:20

Scales. Don't do it!

BeautifulBatman Thu 09-Jul-15 10:15:42

Bird cage or the bloke out of Nashville. Not great.

FraggleHair Thu 09-Jul-15 11:33:54

Reminds me of Avery labels, but only because I spent a good thirty minutes yesterday swearing at the printer when trying to do a mail merge.

TempsPerdu Thu 09-Jul-15 11:40:38

Just makes me think of birds (caged ones, so not a nice association!). Doesn't feel like a name at all to me, but if anything it seems a bit feminine. Don't like Aubrey either.

barbecue Thu 09-Jul-15 13:52:52

Stationery brand.

WankerDeAsalWipe Thu 09-Jul-15 14:34:32

I like it but would assume it was a girl.

GinUpGirl Thu 09-Jul-15 14:49:08

I dislike it and think birds too, and would definitely think Avery was a girl. Very American too, which I dislike.

Although this search brings up more male Averys.

www.famousbirthdays.com/names/avery.html

sweetpeame Thu 09-Jul-15 15:11:20

Don't like it. Reminds me also of birds and also sounds like something an American girl would be called (not good either IMO).

BothEndsBurning Thu 09-Jul-15 15:12:53

I've only just 'got' the bird reference. Aviary. It didn't occur to me at all!

RiverTam Thu 09-Jul-15 16:54:00

yep, me too.

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