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Keythorpe2017 Mon 13-Jan-20 02:50:38

My husband is a big music fan and with all of these gender neutral names flying about I was wondering if it would be cruel to call our baby boy Sioux?

To me the name Sioux is strong and mascaline - worriors. But I'd like to get your opinions please.


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WeBuiltThisBuffetOnSausageRoll Mon 13-Jan-20 22:40:35


grin grin grin grin grin

JulietJanuary Mon 13-Jan-20 22:51:37

Or Psous?

MadamePewter Mon 13-Jan-20 22:53:29


Ohyesiam Mon 13-Jan-20 22:53:42

What about rudimentary peni? They were a good punk band.

AutumnCrow Tue 14-Jan-20 01:01:45

Test Tube Baby

Deadsouls Tue 14-Jan-20 01:03:47

Just no

Bouledeneige Tue 14-Jan-20 01:07:38

HannaYeah - there was also Stevie Smith, poet. 'The Englishwoman is so refined, she has no bosum and no behind' and author of the immortal line 'I was too far out all my life and not waving but drowning.'

But I digress. Sioux? I really wouldn't. If you want them to toughen up just leave him on a hillside for winter.

Bluerussian Tue 14-Jan-20 01:08:40

I suppose you can call your child 'Sioux' if you want to but as, I assume, you are not native American I don't see why you would.

Johnny Cash had a song called, 'A boy named Sue'. Different spelling but sounds the same.

Good luck to you but think how your child will feel when he goes to school.

Call him David (Dave), you can't have too many Daves.

ConsolidateTheBiscuits Tue 14-Jan-20 01:21:29

If your aim is to play with gendered names, how about Tracy? I was at school with a boy called Tracy and I quite like it. He was cool.

LightDrizzle Tue 14-Jan-20 01:22:10

My first thought was cultural appropriation, and I’m born and bred in Yorkshire, along way from anyone of First Nation origins.

It would be really crass, leaving aside the “Sue” confusion.

OwlBeThere Tue 14-Jan-20 01:34:15

I know females called dylan, Stevie, Lee, bobbi, Cameron, Tyler, however rightly or wrongly the switch from female to names doesn’t seem to happen as often. Kelly is the only exception I can think of.
In my accent sue and Sioux are pronounced differently though so I don’t think it’s inherently female to me, but my worry would be the Native American connectionbeinv inappropriate

MrsTerryPratchett Tue 14-Jan-20 01:37:30

He'd better never work in Canada or the US. I would be very much frowned upon.

MrsTerryPratchett Tue 14-Jan-20 01:37:38


GrumpyHoonMain Tue 14-Jan-20 01:50:55

I actually knew a boy called Sioux. His nickname was Snivelling Susie.

Poorolddaddypig Tue 14-Jan-20 09:19:08

You’d literally have a son who was a boy named Sue. Don’t do it.

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