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Noah - for a girl?

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DreamOrange Tue 23-Aug-16 23:53:28

Hi, thoughts on the name Noah? There's a female Noah in the bible, so it's definitely unisex.

Noah Kate?


DramaAlpaca Tue 23-Aug-16 23:55:08

The usual female version of Noah is Noa.

Noah for a girl just looks wrong.

noblegiraffe Tue 23-Aug-16 23:57:09

Might have definitely been unisex 4000 years ago but now people will wonder why you've given your girl a boys' name.

Yika Tue 23-Aug-16 23:58:46

I know a Noa, I think it's pretty, wouldn't like it spelled the same way as the boy's name though. Even without the h I thought it odd at first but I've discovered a few since meeting this one.

readyforno2 Tue 23-Aug-16 23:58:49

There's a Noa in my ds(9) class at school. I love it. Noa/h Kate sounds beautiful.

DreamOrange Tue 23-Aug-16 23:59:14

It's not a boys name, it's unisex... If the name originated from the bible in the first place, where there is both a male and female Noah, it's unisex. I really wasn't making this post for a debate!

I just wanted some opinions on the name smile

Leslieknope45 Wed 24-Aug-16 00:03:08

I think people would assume it was a boy if spelled with an h

DreamOrange Wed 24-Aug-16 00:04:39

Not an issue with people assuming boy - I think many names would be assumed boy - Morgan, etc. (IMO)

NotTodaySatan Wed 24-Aug-16 00:09:50

Noa for a girl is really lovely.

Noah for a girl............not so much

Nannawifeofbaldr Wed 24-Aug-16 00:13:20

But you wouldn't call a girl Leslie, you'd use Lesley.

And that she's expected to be a boy won't be an issue for you but it will be for her.

DreamOrange Wed 24-Aug-16 00:17:04

But Noah was used for a girl when it was used for a boy!

OlennasWimple Wed 24-Aug-16 00:19:22

I think the "Noah is a unisex name" boat (ark?) has sailed, TBH. You might be right technically, and there may be other countries that use it for girl or boy, but in the UK in 2016 it is a boy's name, sorry.

FloatyFlo Wed 24-Aug-16 00:22:18

Makes me think of Noa Cyrus who voiced Ponyo in the English version!

confuugled1 Wed 24-Aug-16 00:23:46

I have a boy Noah.
My mother in her excitement leaving a message for her welsh cousin just said that Noah had been born etc etc...

I got a beautiful baby present from her - all pink and girly- and a card congratulating us on the birth of our lovely little girl Noa. And how nice that we'd chosen a traditional Welsh name... (My mum is also welsh)

Tbere are loads of boy Noah's around at tbe moment; very few girls. But would agree that think of the girl's name as not having the h on the end.

Nannawifeofbaldr Wed 24-Aug-16 00:25:15

Yes Dream and Hilary, Beverly and Courtney were all originally boys names. I still wouldn't give them to my DS

Rainbowqueeen Wed 24-Aug-16 00:26:13

no, unless you spell it the way suggested by PPs.

DreamOrange Wed 24-Aug-16 00:26:23

That's fine, I'm not asking you to give Noah to your daughter. I'm just stating it's unisex. Darcy is now more used for girls, it's still unisex.

Somerville Wed 24-Aug-16 00:29:08

I think the "Noah is a unisex name" boat (ark?) has sailed I've stayed up too late, because this made me proper laugh.

LittleBearPad Wed 24-Aug-16 00:31:52

Just spell it Noa.

AndNowItsSeven Wed 24-Aug-16 00:33:05

No it's awful for a boy please don't impose it on a girl also.

GiddyOnZackHunt Wed 24-Aug-16 00:33:32

thoughts on the name Noah?
Lovely for a boy. Confusing for a girl.
Morgan should be a boy's name too.
Those are my thoughts.
Kate Noah if you really must.

DreamOrange Wed 24-Aug-16 00:33:44

So should we all spell Darcy, Darcie because it's for a girl? confusedhmm

GiddyOnZackHunt Wed 24-Aug-16 00:38:57

Oh fgs call her Harold Augustus if you like but don't get funny when she hates people spelling it Noa or assuming she's a little boy.

Nannawifeofbaldr Wed 24-Aug-16 00:39:43

Ok this is my last post on this thread as I suspect you are fairly entrenched and don't actually want any views other than "gorgeous hon".

The Darcy analogue isn't the same. The name Darcy just usn't as commonly used/as universally known as Noah.

Of course you are perfectly entitled to call your child anything you like but it's egregious to suggest that you aren't setting the child up for a lifetime of confusions and explanations.

DreamOrange Wed 24-Aug-16 00:41:51

I won't... I wasn't asking for a debate about if it's male or female. I don't mind people saying they don't like it, hence I haven't jumped on anyone for saying they don't like it, so don't know why you're being goady with your "gorgeous hon" hmm but bye then

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