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OpheliaBee Sat 23-Nov-19 13:06:55

I love Aubrey for a boy but worry it’s too commonly used as a girls name now.

Would you automatically assume girl? Do you think it matters?

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elQuintoConyo Sat 23-Nov-19 13:08:36

Aubrey Beardsley. But I'm old and a literature/art fan grin

* old-ish!

MollyHuaCha Sat 23-Nov-19 13:08:57

I assumed boy.

PotteringAlong Sat 23-Nov-19 13:11:42

I assumed boy too. Girl Aubrey’s annoy me because it’s a boys name! I love it.

StKnickerloss Sat 23-Nov-19 13:13:07

My late FIL name.
He was a lovely man so the name makes me smile smile

RockinHippy Sat 23-Nov-19 13:13:12

It's a boy to me too

ojo821 Sat 23-Nov-19 13:13:40

I assumed girl but maybe because the only Aubrey I know is a girl.

Oneforposy7 Sat 23-Nov-19 13:13:58

I know one who's a boy. Only known Aubreys who are boys and Audreys who are girls.

RockinHippy Sat 23-Nov-19 13:14:57

What about Auberon ?? My friends DS has this name as she couldn't get passed Aubrey now being more unisex, especially where she is

Winkywoop Sat 23-Nov-19 13:15:15

I assume girl

user1471582494 Sat 23-Nov-19 13:16:04

I've only ever heard it as a girls name.

romylee Sat 23-Nov-19 13:20:07

I know two girl Aubrey's under 3

BertrandRussell Sat 23-Nov-19 13:20:24

It’s a boy’s name- but now used about 5:1 for girls.

Leopardprintboots Sat 23-Nov-19 13:22:26

I assumed boy.
It’s pretty rare as a girl or boy name
I think it works great for a boy ❤️

Drbrowns Sat 23-Nov-19 13:22:39

I think boy when I hear it but I think it’s more of a unisex name now like Francis/Frances.

AuntieStella Sat 23-Nov-19 13:23:01

I assume boy

It's a short form of Oberon

ShowOfHands Sat 23-Nov-19 13:25:08

Love it and it's a boys name to me but I understand. I love Sacha too but people keep using it for girls to the point it is assumed a girls name now.

Leopardprintboots Sat 23-Nov-19 13:26:11

Just checked the stats for last year and it’s not 5:1 it’s more like 3:1
But it’s pretty rare anyway and traditionally a boys name so I think fine to use. Same with a name like Robin. Both pretty classic boys names I think.
You can never really predict what names will really take off for girls! I know a little baby girl “Noah”

Leopardprintboots Sat 23-Nov-19 13:26:46

Robin (boy) / Robyn (girl) I mean

BertrandRussell Sat 23-Nov-19 13:30:37

“ It's a short form of Oberon”
Do you mean Auberon?

JenniferM1989 Sat 23-Nov-19 13:30:37

I would say boy as I only know of one girl with that name but it's spelt Aubree. Aubrey does sound a bit masculine to me and Rey would be the nickname maybe. Pronounced Ob-ray sounds boyish to me and pronounced Ob-ree sounds girly to me

daisypond Sat 23-Nov-19 13:33:48

Definitely a boy. It nothing like Francis and Frances, which are pronounced differently and are both old names.

kittlesticks Sat 23-Nov-19 13:36:12

I know one, a boy. It's a lovely name.

Phillipa12 Sat 23-Nov-19 13:38:20

I have an Aubrey, hes 11 on Monday. 😀

steppemum Sat 23-Nov-19 13:38:57


er, you do know that Francis is a boys name and Frances a girl's nmae don't you?
Not a great example of a unisex name!

I think boy, but many girls are called it, like Jamie or Charlie, so if you like it go for it.
(love Auberon though)

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