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Aubrey or Avery?

(79 Posts)
Moonnie Mon 01-May-17 12:42:56

We don't like Audrey.

Which do you prefer? Aubrey or Avery?

Can people please not be extremely negative? I can deal with some, but I'm extremely stressed. She needs to be registered soon and I'd really like it to be a name we like without being put off.

Awwlookatmybabyspider Mon 01-May-17 12:58:16

I'm not going to be either negative or positive. This is your baby. The name is your choice, plus. You've not asked for opinions on the names.
I'd go for Avery.

KoalaDownUnder Mon 01-May-17 13:19:36

I prefer Avery.

Aubrey is a boys' name to me.

Lemondrop09 Mon 01-May-17 13:24:13


But that's just because I'd love the name Aubrey for my son but can't use it due to the current trend of it being used for girls sad

Moonnie Mon 01-May-17 13:35:54

Would you pronounce Avery as Av-er-y and not Ave-ry?

GertrudeBelle Mon 01-May-17 13:38:30

Aubrey is lovely but is definitely a boy's name.


Moonnie Mon 01-May-17 13:40:23

Not to be rude Gert but 1. please read my OP! smile 2. Aubrey is slowly becoming a girls name and I really do believe it will end up being like Darcy, Courtney, etc.

MusicToMyEars800 Mon 01-May-17 13:40:36

I like Aubrey, and I have definitely heard it as a girls name, I just can't remember where, it was on a tv show. but Avery is equally as nice, it's a tough choice.

MusicToMyEars800 Mon 01-May-17 13:43:17

OP, I think Aubrey was on that teen mom programme, it is a girls name and a nice one at that smile

DurhamDurham Mon 01-May-17 13:43:46

I like Aubrey and I'm sure that it's seen as a girls name now, the little girl who plays Lilly on Modern Family is Aubrey.

SuperPug Mon 01-May-17 13:44:12

It is traditionally male but has become popular as a female name in America. There's quite a few well known actresses with that name?
Avery is unusual but nice.

GertrudeBelle Mon 01-May-17 13:45:48

Your choice op. But I wasn't sure if you knew it was a boy's name. To me it would be like calling your little girl "David". To each their own! smile

ErrolTheDragon Mon 01-May-17 13:46:36

I thought Avery was a boy's name too? The only one I've ever heard of is Avery Brooks (Captain Sisko in Deep Space Nine). But google tells me it's becoming more popular as a girls' name - yes, why not, its's nice. Aubrey for a girl still sounds to me like it should have been Audrey.

Sunshineandlaughter Mon 01-May-17 13:47:02

Avery sounds like a bird cage. Aubrey is lovely.
Everly instead of Avery?

DramaAlpaca Mon 01-May-17 13:53:06

They are both boys names, but if you want to give a girl a boys name that's your prerogative.

Of the two I'd pick Avery.

MusicToMyEars800 Mon 01-May-17 13:55:03

Sunshine I thought it sounded like a bird cage too, but wasn't entirely sure so didn't mention it in my previous post.

Moonnie Mon 01-May-17 13:55:30

80 girls were given the name and 41 boys so it's definitely not going to be an issue imho.

I love how unusual it is (ranked 539) but still known smile

Other choice was Olivia but I can't stand how popular

FluffyMcCloud Mon 01-May-17 13:56:01

Out of those I'd pick Avery as I would assume Aubrey to be a boy's name.

juneau Mon 01-May-17 13:58:14

Aubrey is used as a girls' name in the USA, but I've never heard it used her for girls. The only male of that name was an old man who lived near us!

I like Avery.

Moonnie Mon 01-May-17 13:59:18

June 80 girls were given the name and 41 boys last year.

blackcherries Mon 01-May-17 14:04:25

Aubrey is a bit like Leslie (not Lesley) or Ashley - traditionally a boy's name but an American trend for using it as a girl's name in that country - not sure that trend has completely made it here although perhaps more recently...
Sounds like 'strawberry' which is no bad thing I suppose!
I prefer Avery though, have a friend whose new baby is called that.

ErrolTheDragon Mon 01-May-17 14:23:06

I think Avery is uncommon enough here that bar a few trekkies most people won't think of it as a particularly gendered name either way. It also has the option of shortening to Ava if she wanted.

villainousbroodmare Mon 01-May-17 14:55:58

Both boys' names imo.

Lemondrop09 Mon 01-May-17 15:33:55

As mentioned above, I personally don't like that Aubrey is being used for girls - BUT I think both Avery and Aubrey are generally accepted as unisex these days and I don't see any reason why you can't use them for a girl. In fact, in real life (outside MN), Aubrey is currently more recognisable as a girls name (which I why we won't be using it for our boy sad).

I would pronounce it Av-er-ry (rather than Ave-ry)

You could try flipping a coin. Heads Aubrey, Tails Avery. I'm not suggesting you actually use it to decide, but when it lands, I bet you'll have a gut feeling that is either pleased or disappointed and make you realise that you actually DO have a preference towards one.

GuardianOfMyGalaxy Mon 01-May-17 16:25:57

I love 'A' names. Prefer Aubrey to Avery.
Also love Addison, Adeline and Aurora.

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