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Quick poll - you hear of a baby called Rowan, are they...

(150 Posts)
PegLegAntoine Sat 01-Apr-17 08:02:44

A boy or a girl? What would you assume first?

SweepTheHalls Sat 01-Apr-17 08:03:18

Make no assumptions on that name!

TheMasterNotMargarita Sat 01-Apr-17 08:03:20


BeyondThePage Sat 01-Apr-17 08:03:23


I know 2.

NameChange30 Sat 01-Apr-17 08:03:27

Wouldn't assume because I know both a boy and girl called Rowan. It's a lovely name!

flowery Sat 01-Apr-17 08:03:28

A boy.

DS1 is Rowan.

mrsnoon Sat 01-Apr-17 08:03:45


smilingsarahb Sat 01-Apr-17 08:04:29

The only one I know is a girl, but it's unisex

ZeroDarkHurty Sat 01-Apr-17 08:04:44

Either. I know am adult male Rowan and an 8 year old girl Rowan.

Scribblegirl Sat 01-Apr-17 08:04:46

Either. I know a Rowan irl, she's lovely, but until I knew her I probably would have thought boy.

elephantoverthehill Sat 01-Apr-17 08:05:01

I love the name, but would immediately think they were a ball of wool smile

flowery Sat 01-Apr-17 08:05:05

But actually the fact that I have a boy Rowan is the only reason I would assume. Otherwise I wouldn't, and after thinking about it for a few seconds I would 'un'assume and check.

londonfeather Sat 01-Apr-17 08:05:16

Know one man called rowan

Bubbinsmakesthree Sat 01-Apr-17 08:05:40

Boy would be my first thought.

Gizlotsmum Sat 01-Apr-17 08:05:41

Boy but only because the Rowan I know is a boy...if I knew a girl with that name I would think girl but can be either

Ollycat Sat 01-Apr-17 08:06:48


Paninotogo Sat 01-Apr-17 08:06:54

A plump girl with a bowl haircut. (my NDN in 1987)

ExitPursuedByUser54321 Sat 01-Apr-17 08:07:39


HarleyQuinzel Sat 01-Apr-17 08:08:17


HayleyIsMyNemesis Sat 01-Apr-17 08:09:07

Elephantoverthehill - me too grin

Licketysplits Sat 01-Apr-17 08:09:36

I only know 2 boys, so I would think boy. But I do think it's a nicer name for a girl tbh

WateryTart Sat 01-Apr-17 08:10:55

Boy, my cousin.

PegLegAntoine Sat 01-Apr-17 08:27:12

Mixed bag! Thanks all so far. I like it either way but I prefer it for a girl, can't quite articulate why! We have more boy names anyway so would be less likely to use it if baby is a boy.

grin at ball of wool.

I've not used a unisex name before, is it annoying for children when people make assumptions? Or am I overthinking?

RapidlyOscillating Sat 01-Apr-17 08:27:43

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

Ginlinessisnexttogodliness Sat 01-Apr-17 08:30:26

Boy but like it for a girl too

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