Merry - posted on 07/15/2010 ( 53 moms have responded )
Hi all, so I have recently been hearing so many girls being named boys names! I find this really weird and I dont understand why a parent would want to name their daughter a boys name. So I am asking everyones opinion on why this is becoming popular. Did you name your daughter a boys name? If so why? I can only imagine it is some sort of felame equality thing, like to have her seen as less feminine, and therefore more strong?? I dont know thats my only real theory. Personally I wouldnt name my children anything that could be a bi-gender name. I love the name Jordan but as it is pretty split boy/ girl I wouldnt ever name a child Jordan. I know there are many girl names that are forms of boys names and I dont see a problem with that as long as it is pronounced and spelled different enough from the boys version.
Like Stephanie and Steven/
or Mikayla and Michael. But I wouldnt go with Frederica or Paula or Alexandra. just too close for my comfort.
So my main question is
why are so many parents naming their girls with boys names?