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Dee for a boy?

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Babyfeverdrivingmecrazy Fri 17-Jul-15 22:02:24

We r ttc and I'm being a bit premature in thinking of names. We find girls names easy but boys a bit harder. What do ppl think of Eden for a boy?

rockybalboa Fri 17-Jul-15 22:06:52

Eden is a well established girls name I believe. Aidan is close?

ManicPixieDream Fri 17-Jul-15 22:07:01

I've known an Eden that was a girl. I know a Dee who is male but it's short for Daniel.

LondonRocks Fri 17-Jul-15 22:08:05

Edan is a boy's name.

Dee - nah.

Littlefish Fri 17-Jul-15 22:13:04

I know a Dee, but she's a woman and it's short for Deirdre.

Eden is a girl's name.

SnakeWitch Fri 17-Jul-15 22:17:00

I know of a Damien whose Mum calls him Dee.

Sophronia Fri 17-Jul-15 22:29:53

I also know a Damien nn Dee, and I know a male Eden.

BothEndsBurning Fri 17-Jul-15 22:32:41

Hard to tell, really, as it might just be a name beginning with D shortened to an initial, rather than actually Dee, iyswim. Like I know a Victoria who is often called V by her husband.

I think it would be super-mean to give a child a name that can't even be shortened to an initial! I feel so sorry for Dee, Jay and Kay.

MarchLikeAnAnt Fri 17-Jul-15 22:33:05

No to both.

brusselsproutwarning Fri 17-Jul-15 22:34:33

Dee is short for a full name. Please don't call your son the letter D. And anyways the only Dee I know is short for Deirdre .

brusselsproutwarning Fri 17-Jul-15 22:37:51

Eden?People will ask him has he seen Adam or Eve around.

Babyfeverdrivingmecrazy Fri 17-Jul-15 22:41:29

Sorry I didn't read it before I post was supposed to say Eden for a boy.... I won't be calling my son dee. Xx

Lottiedoubtie Fri 17-Jul-15 22:42:54

I know a teen male Eden, had no idea it was usually a girls name (is it?).

DontKillMyVibe Sat 18-Jul-15 15:53:58

Dee seems to be a common nickname where I live for grown men who are called David. They generally wear shiny track suits so it's a no from me.

DontKillMyVibe Sat 18-Jul-15 15:54:48

Oh, just saw your last post! Eden seems more like a girls name to me


reuset Sun 19-Jul-15 11:41:00

* I won't be calling my son dee. Xx*

Well thank goodness for that grin

Eden very much unisex. You can use for a boy

UrethraFranklin1 Sun 19-Jul-15 11:45:35

Eden is just as much a boys name as girls, moreso in fact as in other countries its predominantly for boy.

Marcipex Sun 19-Jul-15 14:47:44

I know one male Eden, who must be forty-something, and three little girls called Eden. I do think it's now perceived as a girls name in the UK.

BikeRunSki Sun 19-Jul-15 14:50:31

I like Eden, although the only one I've ever known was a cat.

DramaQueenofHighCs Sun 19-Jul-15 14:52:43

Has nobody here heard of the goth magician Dee Christopher?? He was my first thought when I read this thread title. I think its a cool name cos of him. grin

DramaQueenofHighCs Sun 19-Jul-15 14:53:55

I'm ambivalent about 'Eden' for a bit though.

LavenderLeigh Mon 20-Jul-15 18:50:52

Eden is the name of one of the male members of the Whiteoak family, in Mazo De La Roche's series of books. The first one (in which Eden featured) was published in 1927. So I always think of Eden as a boy's name.
I don't see why it couldnt be unisex though - there is nothing intrinsically male or female about it and as it is still relatively unusual as a name there isn't a set precedent.

Plus it's about time some names were reclaimed as male! what with Blake Lively's "James" and Ashton Kutcher's "Wyatt" - why not a male Eden? Its a cool and classy name.

ch1134 Mon 20-Jul-15 18:57:29

I always thought Eden was a boy's name.

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