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kayleighd Tue 26-Nov-19 00:48:04

Hi all,

We are soon to welcome our baby girl and are both pretty fixed on the name Aubree. However my in-laws hate it and say it's a mans name. I am aware that it was popular in the 1920s or earlier for a man being spelt Aubrey but I feel that it sounds feminine and with our spelling adds to that. Plus Shirley and Beverley were once men's names!

I am generally a people pleaser and now am casting doubt on my choice, what are your thoughts on the name pls?

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Krisskrosskiss Tue 26-Nov-19 00:51:54

If you love it then go with it! Whatever name you choose someone will hate it so just go with the name you love the most!
I named my son Ambrose and my nan said 'who on earth would name a boy that!!?' When she was told haha

TrixieFranklin Tue 26-Nov-19 01:38:02

There's another thread on 'Aubrey' you may wish to have a look at..

TrixieFranklin Tue 26-Nov-19 01:38:12


Derbee Tue 26-Nov-19 02:24:52

I think Aubree is very sweet. People will always hate the name you choose. And others will love it. The only people’s opinions who matter are yours and your partners

diddlediddle Tue 26-Nov-19 02:33:05

Aubrey is a boys name. Aubree is either horrendously chavvy or horrendously low rent American. Sorry, but someone had to say it!

Audrey is classy. Aubree is not. Sure, if you like it, choose it, but don't be under any illusions as to what the name will signal to other people.

Thetimetravelerswife Tue 26-Nov-19 07:28:14

Sorry I completely agree with diddlediddle.

I know it’s difficult to gain clear thinking especially when you hear opinions from in-laws because they are of a different generation from us. But I have to say I agree with them, and I’m in my 20s.

I see it as an old mans name. It’s the equivalent of naming your daughter Reginald or something.

Also agree that the “EE” ending is very downmarket as well, and makes it look like you can’t spell.

I would personally pick another name, there’s lots of other names that have that “Aubree" feel.

Eg amber, Aurora, Ember, Ava, Audrey,

Audrey is sooooo much nicer than aubree!

Leopardprintboots Tue 26-Nov-19 07:42:29

The “EE” ending isn’t cute, it’s awful. I know this is a terrible thought process but if I saw the name written down I’d immediately assume “chav”

teabagleftin Tue 26-Nov-19 07:51:53

Aubrey is a Boys name. Aubree is a ‘ ‘yoonique’ spelling of a boy’s name.

EmpressLesbianInChair Tue 26-Nov-19 07:52:16

Cute / sweet is only a good thing while a child is very young anyway. Then it becomes a bad thing, quite rapidly.

AlphaJura Tue 26-Nov-19 08:27:56

Must admit I always think of Aubrey as a man's name 🤷🏼‍♀️. Maybe go for Audrey? If you like that sort of name. It's not personally my cup of tea either but people seem to like it better. But then again, sometimes it's best not to discuss names with family etc because someone will always have an opinion, whatever you pick and try and put you off. When the baby is here, people are less likely to be rude and they do get used to the names eventually.

FrancisCrawford Tue 26-Nov-19 08:30:29

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festivemum Tue 26-Nov-19 08:30:36

I love it, and it would of been my baby's name if it was a girl!

MindyStClaire Tue 26-Nov-19 08:44:31

I associate Aubrey mainly as a girl's name now (Aubrey Plaza the actress is probably why). But I don't like the ee spelling, just use Aubrey.

kjr2017 Tue 26-Nov-19 08:45:19

Thanks all,

I think once baby is here we will decide but nothing else grabs me but this at the moment. In laws nephew was called Santiago a few years ago (santi for short) and father in law calls him Santa! The name has grown on the rest of us.

8Iris8 Tue 26-Nov-19 09:12:09

I think of an Aubrey as being a very posh old man’s name. I’m afraid I agree with the pp - Aubree will just make people throughout her life think that her parents couldn’t spell, and unfortunately that might make people have negative value judgements towards her.

Omashu Tue 26-Nov-19 09:28:05

I love it OP! It’s be slowly climbing the name charts for a few years now. I know both a male and female Aubrey. I think Aubree is a lovely spelling.

Also Santiago is a very cool name 😁

Hepsibar Tue 26-Nov-19 10:17:01

Have to say not keen. I guess it will be shortened to Bree which sounds like cheese (I know spelling different) or that town in Lord of the Rings where the hobbits are nearly murdered. Think it could be a name ripe for banter ... Awful Aubree, smells of pee etc etc

However there are plenty of names that other people wont like and I am sure she will be a lovely little poppet whatever name given. If you like names beginning with "A" have you thought of:

Audrey (v similar in sound but to me lovelier than Aubree)

G3m81 Tue 26-Nov-19 11:06:19

I love this name! I think it's more popular in America but it's still a lovely name. Someone is always going to hate whatever you choose so go with what you are happy with smile

misspiggy19 Tue 26-Nov-19 11:11:28

*The “EE” ending isn’t cute, it’s awful. I know this is a terrible thought process but if I saw the name written down I’d immediately assume “chav”*

^My first thought too.

user1493494961 Tue 26-Nov-19 11:46:19

Not keen on Aubrey anyway (boy or girl) but agree with pp, the 'ee' ending is particularly awful.

Moongirl10 Tue 26-Nov-19 11:53:22

Aubrey is Drake’s real name so it’s not just popular from the 1920’s. It is a male name to me. I’m not too keen on the ‘ee’ at the end, it’s a bit chavvy sorry.

Twickerhun Tue 26-Nov-19 12:01:59

The transitional name is lovely. Your Unique spelling is terrible

VenusClapTrap Tue 26-Nov-19 13:36:54

Aubrey is a lovely name for a boy.

Aubree just looks like you can’t spell.

Confusedbeetle Tue 26-Nov-19 13:41:34

Always consider what the children in the playground will say

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