Merry - posted on 04/18/2012 ( 168 moms have responded )
Yep this one again :)
What's your take on naming girls boys names or boys girls names or using unisex names for either gender?
I see may many many girls being named boys names. And thus girls are creating many unisex names.
I see very very few boys being named girls names, well, like none! And even very few boys being named unisex names.
It seems that once anyone knows a girl named it, it becomes unisex, and then most moms avoid those names for their boys because it's not manly to have a girls name.
We are all about making our girls be all masculine and tough and equal rights etc so many choose mans names for their girls to give them some sort of edge. But in reality it just takes all the names from boys and makes it painfully obvious that we still value males above females.
It's cool and acceptable to name your girl a boys name because unfortunately the underlying thought is still that males are superior. But it's not ok to name your boy a girls names because unfortunately the underlying thought is that females are inferior.
So wouldn't it make sense to name our girls feminine names and stop the cycle of insinuating boys are better?
Some of my very closest friends have chosen male or unisex names for their daughters and I've never even implied I disliked the choice to them, it's so not my place to say that to my friend and I'm all for allowing moms to name their baby whatever they want, I chose a unique name so I hate it when people try to criticize your name choices.
But since I won't say this to my friends I just had to get it out here online so I apologize if I offended anyone!
And, yeah, ive posted similar stuff before but I still can't get over the underlying issues I have with keeping up this cycle of names moving over to the girls side. Soon I wonder what names will be left for boys haha.
So am I off my rocker? Or is there something to be said for this trend to name girls boys names? Will we run out of boys names? Is it sexist how boys can't be named girls names?