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Feelings on now feminine names for boys?

(135 Posts)
user1489577919 Thu 16-Mar-17 18:04:50

Previous post... Selwyn didn't seem too popular.

Now I'm thinking about names that lean a bit more feminine these days:




Thoughts? Also any other suggestions of feminine names for boys?

heateallthebuns Thu 16-Mar-17 18:09:44

What makes you want a feminine name?

ProfAnnieT Thu 16-Mar-17 18:12:02


EweAreHere Thu 16-Mar-17 18:12:14

Ummm.... those are all girls' names in the west.

Why would you do that to a boy.

user1489577919 Thu 16-Mar-17 18:12:57

It's popular to give girls boys names, but I thought the opposite always sounded quite nice too. Also I was raised a bit of a hippy star child wink

FlaviaAlbia Thu 16-Mar-17 18:16:48


There's another that's lurking at the back of my brain as I knew a man who was called it. It's going to drive me nuts now...

user1489577919 Thu 16-Mar-17 18:18:31

Oh I like Robin, very Winnie the Pooh.

Rowan is maybe one but I'm not a fan

goldielocks29 Thu 16-Mar-17 18:21:05

Kelly and Kerry can be used as boys names in Ireland. I know 2 Kelly's and 4 Kerry's!!

FlaviaAlbia Thu 16-Mar-17 18:23:06

Yes, it was Rowan! Phew, glad you remembered for me smile

Out of all of them, Robin is my favourite, followed by Vivian.

Kelly is a surname to me, I don't think of it as a first name initially.

2014newme Thu 16-Mar-17 18:26:11

Don't like them sorry

user1489577919 Thu 16-Mar-17 18:26:43

Vivian is probably my favourite, and I grew up with it as a male names because of Viv Anderson.

Even I wouldn't go for Hilary, what with Hilary Clinton being such a huge name, but I think it sounds nice.

AuntieStella Thu 16-Mar-17 18:30:10

Doctor Hilary is still quite well known; as is 'The Young Ones' for Vivian, plus Viv Richards is wellknown (and I used to work to with a male Viv).

I think Kelly is becoming quite rare

shirleycartersaidso Thu 16-Mar-17 18:32:56

I worked with a male Beverley, known as Bev - he must be 80 odd now. Really suited him but can't imagine it On a baby.

WankersHacksandThieves Thu 16-Mar-17 18:43:54


WankersHacksandThieves Thu 16-Mar-17 18:45:06


user1489577919 Thu 16-Mar-17 18:46:07

I love Francis but I've never met a Francis who didn't loathe their name

needmymouthsewnup Thu 16-Mar-17 18:47:57

I knew a male Kim and a Lynn once. Also, Shirley, although not so common!

geordiedench Thu 16-Mar-17 18:49:27

I love Francis too.

I knew a male Valentine - he was a tutor at college - very cool.

Kerry is unisex

Nodney Thu 16-Mar-17 18:50:48

Wasn't Big Daddy called Shirley? Not a suggestion for your wee one btw!

vaginasuprise Thu 16-Mar-17 18:54:15

Rowan is not a feminine name, it's a boy's name. It's Gaelic and means little red haired one.

SealSong Thu 16-Mar-17 18:54:32

Please consider the tease factor. Other children can be cruel.

heateallthebuns Thu 16-Mar-17 18:54:56


heateallthebuns Thu 16-Mar-17 18:55:18


heateallthebuns Thu 16-Mar-17 18:55:52


user1489577919 Thu 16-Mar-17 18:56:06

Most of the adult Rowans I know are boys, but the little ones tend to be girls. Either way, wouldn't want to name a baby after that guy who would make smoothies naked at 3am when I lived in a uni dorm

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