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Fishandthechips Sun 10-Dec-17 15:22:35

I'm only 16 weeks pregnant so could well change my mind but me and dp do not agree on names at all and we had a hell of a time naming ds1. Amazingly we both agree that we love the name Avery and would use it regardless of babies sex. Is this a silly idea? It's not a name I think I've ever heard anyone name their child and I'm worried about bullying.
Also recommendations of similar names would be most welcome!

ShizzleYoDrizzle Sun 10-Dec-17 15:25:33

It's quite popular in America I believe.

Wouldn't be to my taste but it's okay although it does remind me of an aviary. Not a name I'd give to a boy though.

corlan Sun 10-Dec-17 15:26:49

One of the 'Real Housewives of New York' has an adult daughter named Avery. Only place I've ever heard it. I think it's a lovely name.

OuchBollocks Sun 10-Dec-17 15:27:27

I like it. Reminds me of the actor Avery Brooks who was the captain in Star Trek
DS9. He's cool.

daisypond Sun 10-Dec-17 15:55:30

The children's book Charlotte's Web has an Avery - brother to the main (human) character, so I see it as a boy's name.

Blackteadrinker77 Sun 10-Dec-17 15:56:56

It makes me think of bird cages and bird poop.

Different spelling I realise.

Janetjanetjanet Sun 10-Dec-17 15:57:53

Love Avery.

For me its more feminine but whatever takes your fancy.

manicinsomniac Sun 10-Dec-17 15:59:07

I love it for a girl. Not sure I'd use it for a boy but there's no reason why not.

It's been top 10 in the US for quite a long time but I've never met one in the UK.

Awwlookatmybabyspider Sun 10-Dec-17 16:29:09

Although the only one I know Is a fictitious boy character. I still see it as pretty girls name

ChocolateCrunch Sun 10-Dec-17 16:29:27

I like it. Probably use for a girl.

JennyOnAPlate Sun 10-Dec-17 16:36:11

My mum has one in her garden with birds in it.

uncoolnn Sun 10-Dec-17 16:47:48

I thought birds straight away too, sorry OP

Movablefeast Sun 10-Dec-17 16:49:50

My parents had a male friend called Avery but it seems to have switched to a female name theses days FYI.

Mum2jenny Sun 10-Dec-17 16:51:39

Avery weighing systems was my first thought

SmiledWithTheRisingSun Sun 10-Dec-17 16:52:16

Sounds like a place you keep birds hmm

Mishappening Sun 10-Dec-17 16:54:41

Not seriously surely?! It is a make of weighing scales as far as I am concerned.

NerrSnerr Sun 10-Dec-17 16:55:56

‘Avery can you clean out the avery for me please.’

NeverDarkedOn Sun 10-Dec-17 16:56:24

It makes me think of labels sorry OP it’s a lovely name I just deal with boxes of labels daily in Work

ShizzleYoDrizzle Sun 10-Dec-17 16:57:05

‘Avery can you clean out the avery for me please.’

She'd be cleaning out the aviary.

villainousbroodmare Sun 10-Dec-17 16:57:11

I really like it.

MrsEricBana Sun 10-Dec-17 17:02:42

I like it!

MikeUniformMike Sun 10-Dec-17 17:11:33

It's the brand name of letter-weighing scales.
Why not go the whole hog and spell it Ava-Ree.

Movablefeast Sun 10-Dec-17 17:12:25

What about Audrey?

ShizzleYoDrizzle Sun 10-Dec-17 17:14:13

'It's the brand name of letter-weighing scales.'

that's a pretty niche reference tbh.

NisekoWhistler Sun 10-Dec-17 17:21:23

Avery makes me think of Aviary

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