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Robyn or Robin

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Mummyof0ne Fri 08-Jun-18 11:18:42


We are expecting a baby in September and are thinking of naming the baby Robin or Robyn

We don't know the sex of the baby but I have a huge feeling it's a boy

Anyway, regardless of that, what is the correct spelling for girl or boy?

BillywigSting Fri 08-Jun-18 11:20:57

Robyn for a girl Robin for a boy.

Lovely name BTW op

IggyAce Fri 08-Jun-18 11:23:28

I agree it’s Robyn for a girl and Robin for a boy and I like it.

LML83 Fri 08-Jun-18 11:24:12

My first midwife was called Robyn, she was amazing. Had a long wait in triage then she was like an angel. Lovely name.

Robin boy and Robyn girl is my understanding.

reddressblueshoes Fri 08-Jun-18 11:25:23

I know a few female Robins, so I think Robin can be unisex (I also know some male Robins, but they're in their 50s/60s). However the Robyn spelling is exclusively female.

Mummyof0ne Fri 08-Jun-18 11:58:06

Thank you everyone

That's really helpful

Flamingosnbears Fri 08-Jun-18 12:01:12

Boy: Robin Girl: Robyn

lostinsunshine Fri 08-Jun-18 12:05:07

I know a fantastic woman called Robin with an I. Her late sister also a neutral name. Both fabulous women. If your child grows up half as excellent you will be doing alright.

ButterflyOfFreedom Fri 08-Jun-18 16:20:14

Robyn girl
Robin boy

daisypond Fri 08-Jun-18 16:24:13

I think the Robyn spelling is slightly odd, though I agree it is exclusively female. Robin is a diminutive of Robert (as in Robin Hood), so in theory it's a male name. But as nowadays we tend to think of the name Robin as referring to the bird and nothing to do with the name Robert, I prefer this spelling for the girl's name as well.

Sessy19 Fri 08-Jun-18 16:26:30

Robin Wright (formerly Penn) is definitely a girl, and I know other non-celeb females with Robin as their given name spelling

Howyoualldoworkme Fri 08-Jun-18 16:28:14

My youngest is Robin (boy) There was a Robyn (girl) at his senior school with a similar surname so a small amount of confusion ensued.
It's a lovely name for a little boy though and now he's adult he's mainly Rob.
Don't have Christopher as a middle name though grin

MaryWortleyMontagu Fri 08-Jun-18 16:36:04

The robin spelling for females comes from the US where robin is predominantly a female name only and they don't use the robyn spelling.

weebarra Fri 08-Jun-18 16:39:24

I know a lovely 7 year old Robin (female), I much prefer it without the y for a girl.

Wingingit321 Fri 08-Jun-18 16:40:42

I like Robyn for a girl but not a boy

User0304 Fri 08-Jun-18 16:42:04

I know 5 boys/men called Robin (including my own) and 2 girls called Robyn smile

foxpox Fri 08-Jun-18 17:36:12

I know the convention is Robyn for girls but I know a girl Robin and think it's nicer spelled that way, like the bird.

pilotswife Fri 08-Jun-18 17:38:35

Lovely name but only like it with an i

LoveInTokyo Sat 09-Jun-18 11:05:54

I would spell it Robin whether it is for a boy or a girl:

Pompom42 Sat 09-Jun-18 11:14:54

Yes it's a great name Robyn for girl that spelling

FrankFrankSam Mon 11-Jun-18 19:52:59

My friend's child is a Robyn. I love the name. Her Robyn is a sweet and kind but independant, brave and strong girl. I think it is a strong name and predict an end of the floral, cutesy 'a' ending names trend, what with #metoo and the celebrations of strong females of late.

SemperIdem Mon 11-Jun-18 20:14:57

Robin - boy

Robyn - girl

I don’t like it as a girls name.

Mummyof0ne Wed 13-Jun-18 23:30:20

Thanks everyone

We like quite traditional names and hubby is still not quite sure, we don't want people to necessarily associate it with being the bird, just as a name, but I'm quite keen on it so trying to persuade hubby

HJL2506 Thu 14-Jun-18 17:01:34

I've got a female friend called Robyn.

Spelling it with a "y" for a girl would be easier so people will know she's a girl on her schoolwork, cv's etc. (Assuming you have a girl).

If I saw Robin with an "I", I would assume a male. Lovely name for either gender x

Narya Fri 15-Jun-18 09:39:48

Great name, I particularly like it for boys. I know a Robin in his twenties, really suits him - and I think he goes by Rob with his closest friends.

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