I really like the name Kya for a boy but all the books say it is a girls name. What do you think?

Melissa - posted on 03/23/2010 ( 174 moms have responded )

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Do you think Kya soundsto girly? Is there another way to spell it to make it look more like a boys name?

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Rose - posted on 04/08/2010

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When you hold the baby in your arms...you'll definitely know what to name him.

Dedra - posted on 04/07/2010

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I know someone by the name of Hezekiah and they call him Kiah for short. So no It's not really considered as a girly name

Trudy - posted on 04/05/2010

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Kya is a lovely name for a boy. In our culture, Maori, it is spelt Kaea and is held in high esteem. It means leader of a group, in particular this is the name of the person who leads our cultural groups. Our daughter is Kaea. If she was a boy, the name would have been the same.

Tracy - posted on 04/01/2010

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For some reason, when you spell it with an h Kiah or a j Kijah, it just looks more masculine to me. One of the previous posters is right, you do want to think of how it will sound or look when they are older. When we were picking out our girls' names, my friend would write them down w/ a title, to see how it would look later in life:

Nicole X X MBA or Malina X X VP of Sales. (Not that we expect the girls to have these particular titles lol! It just helped us think about how they would look or sound as an adult!) Good luck!

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Wendy - posted on 04/08/2010

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The only thing I will say is this..in many languages, things that end with "a" are feminine.

When choosing a name, the sky is the limit. The only thing I really thought about, was, what will it sound like as an adult? My name is Wendy. Cute on a little girl, but has no, 'power" for a woman. So...It's not a choice you have to make concrete now. Like one said..wait till you meet him..you may find he is a Thane, or a Torin, or a Rune! Best wishes to you and yours!

Judy - posted on 04/08/2010

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Please, please do not saddle your son with that name! Yes it sounds girly, but even more, it sounds like a car!

Kathy - posted on 04/08/2010

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doesn't matter, my girls are saoirse (sor - sha) and caoimhe (keeva) and my wee boy is eunan (you-nan) and nobody can even pronounce never mind spell them - if you like it - stick with it, although it will annoy at times when people go -what is it?

Claudia - posted on 04/08/2010

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In my opinion it is girly and even if you 'spell it' to make it look more like a boys name, it will still sound the same. But, It's your decision, your child. You get to name him how you want, no matter what everyone else thinks.

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I believe the masculine of Kya is KYLE. That would be a suitable name for a little boy. I agree with others that Kya is too feminine sounding.

Shweta - posted on 04/07/2010

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don know if this helps- but kya is also a hindi word meaning what? But it sounds masculine:) so a good boys name

Lina - posted on 04/07/2010

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hey there, i don't think it sounds to girly.. I think it's like a uni sex name like kim or tony.. but i thought with the spelling you could try if you wanted Kaya or Kyah

Monica - posted on 04/07/2010

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Honestly I do think it sounds very girly. But that's just my own personal opinion - there are lots of boys named Kya. :) If you like it, go with it. He's your child. I have seen it spelled as Kaia and Kaya for a boy.

Arica - posted on 04/07/2010

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That sounds like a great name and I think Kya can be either a boy's or a girl's name. I would leave it spelled that way b/c it looks really good.

Belinda - posted on 04/07/2010

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Thankfully, I think that Tallulah was able to take her parents to court to change her name. In response to Kya as a boys name; I agree that you should name your son whatever makes you happy. However, when I read the name I instantly thought that it was a girls name. Good luck with choosing a name that makes you happy! and congratulations.

Sandi - posted on 04/07/2010

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How about Kai or Kian instead?



Whatever name you choose just remember your son has to function in society and even though you could go into it thinking "he's my son so why do I care what they think" you wont be there when he is in school to defend him if people tease him (kids can be cruel). I know a man named Jade and another named Kelly...really didn't suit either of them.



Best of luck

~x~

Janessa - posted on 04/07/2010

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Why would anyone name their kids girl name. The name does sound like a girly name period. I hate unisex names and names were made for a reason to fit the genders and people should stop trying to be unique. Now i cannot chose certain names because some people pick names that are supposed to be for boys and name their little girls boys names err.

Karen - posted on 04/07/2010

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i think its lovely, dont worry about other peoples opinions, if you like it, go for it,,,,,,you may regret not doing it,,,,,,,,,,its lovely and unique x best of luck

Monica - posted on 04/07/2010

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pretty much anything with an 'a' at the end is a girls name in my opinion but do what u feel

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I think it does sound more like a girl's name -- most names ending in "a" are (Tanya, etc.).

What about Kai? I very cool, very similar, but more masculine sounding name . . .

Angela - posted on 04/07/2010

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Kyah could be another spelling if that helps or maybe even make it Kyan if you are really worried about the name. It is a lovely name. Congratulations!

Patty - posted on 04/07/2010

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Sharon Cohen-Fonzo's reply meant the most to me as I was browsing replies. Teachers have a unique opportunity to observe human nature and I highly value their opinions.



Please, name your child whatever brings you joy, but remember he needs to make it in this world on his own and needs your support. As someone mentioned, he's not your possession. If you're questioning it yourself, most likely others will question it.



Blessings to you and your family!

Mary - posted on 04/07/2010

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I know a boy with the name spelled Kaya, I don't know if that helps you, but I'd suppose you could spell it Kaja, as well, (as the name Kaj is pronounced Ky). It is a good name and I don't think it is girly as the only person I know name Kaya is a male.

Molly - posted on 04/06/2010

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You have got so much good advice to go through, I think there is enough so I am just going to say with a caring Mommy like you he will be one conted liitle man and know that whatever you decide to call him you did it for the love of him befor he was even born. Hope your waiting time has been good and your birth time will be as good as mine was, it was natural and I could have had many many more if they were like my sons. May God bless you abundantly in your life henceforth.

Holly - posted on 04/06/2010

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sounds hawaiin to me. My daughter's name is Jordan Taylor...I like the unisex names.

Ky is also good.

Triny - posted on 04/06/2010

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You know that is sonething that we don't have a choice when we are born. I would say be careful in choosing a name that you are not sure of. If you are not then I would definitely check other names. It is my opinion that the best names are the ones that you definitely know the pronounciation and the gender. It is only fair to the kid that they get a normal name. Kids might tease him and trust me there is enough of that that happens. So to avoid any unnecessary teasing I would look for another name.

Good luck.

Carla - posted on 04/06/2010

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I think Kya only sounds girly because the standards that people (society) has place on names (GENDER)! You have every right 2 name ur son whatever u feel suits him.....I did! My son (Amari) was said to sound girly, but I went for it.......NO REGRETS! He's 19, servicing in the US Airforce.....I couldn't be more proud! You could spell it "Kiaia, Kiya, or Kyah, Kieya.....praying he's healthy.....if by some surprise he's a she.....Ananda is a good choice....I chose for my daughter now 12, dancing every chance she gets! (ballet, hiphop, jazz, tap....gymnastics) Hope the suggestions are helpful.....Much SUCCESS, Melissa!

Amanda - posted on 04/06/2010

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How about Kye? Sounds more solid and boyish could always make it more babyish nicknasme I call my son Jacky Boy now but obviously he will hate it wehen hes 18!! LOL

Choya - posted on 04/05/2010

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it does sound like a girls name. be careful with the name...he will have to deal with it for the rest of his life.

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Personally, I'd think that's a girly name. Yes you are entitled to name him whatever you want and these ladies here have instructed you to do just that but you have to think about your son. When he hits middle school or high school, would a name like that entice him to be picked on often? What might be the repercussion of the torment? He very well might be just fine and treated with respect, but you have to think of both sides. If you were a man trying to pick up women, "Hi my name is Kya" girls might look twice. Think beyond you and what you think is creative. Think of him as a teenager and as a man either as a professional or trying to meet women. Creative names for boys aren't as great as they are for girls. Men fear emasculation more than women fear it.

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Personally, I'd think that's a girly name. Yes you are entitled to name him whatever you want and these ladies here have instructed you to do just that but you have to think about your son. When he hits middle school or high school, would a name like that entice him to be picked on often? What might be the repercussion of the torment? He very well might be just fine and treated with respect, but you have to think of both sides. If you were a man trying to pick up women, "Hi my name is Kya" girls might look twice. Think beyond you and what you think is creative. Think of him as a teenager and as a man either as a professional or trying to meet women. Creative names for boys aren't as great as they are for girls. Men fear emasculation more than women fear it.

Heather - posted on 04/05/2010

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Oh yeah, Kyler is my nephew's name, which sounds more masculine, if you're looking for other "Ky" options...

Diane - posted on 04/05/2010

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I like the name too ~ as a matter of fact we were going to name our daughter Michaia (mi-kya) and call her Kia (kya) but we changed our mind. How about the name Kai (ky)? It is a boy's name and I think it is Hawaiin for "water". My daughter's name is Kayden and all the baby books say it is a boy's name but we don't care.

Heather - posted on 04/05/2010

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Well I love the name, since it's my daughter's name (spelled Kaia), but I got it from loving the boy's name Kai... so why not go the other way too!

Renee - posted on 04/05/2010

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I name d my son Kaelin Elijah. Many do assume t is a girl when they see only his first name, but also played with the spelling to make it a little more unique from the girl spelling (and to help pronounce it right lol). If I had listened to everyone I wouldn't have picked this name because it sounded like Katelyn but it suits him sooo much and is different from your average common names. I m not saying their bad but at lest he will be the only one in class with that name and will be able to be as unique as possible with it. The middle name is also a great way to emphasize the 'boy' in the name but really, in my honest oppinion go with what you want. Just think of the Jamie's and Dana's and every other unisex name that are viewed as "girlie". It's the kid that makes the name not the other way around. Good luck! =]

Sheena - posted on 04/05/2010

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my son is almost 3 months old and we named him Kaycee.. some books say its a girl spelling some say its both... but we gave him the middle name Terrence so it shows he's a boy.. i really like the name kya for a girl or boy.. i might even wanna name my next son as it... i actually like it better for a boy :D i actually had a fish named kaya i just love names with k a and y's!!! oh and the funny thing is my fiance was the one who picked r sons name and he didnt care about the spelling cuz if r son doesnt like the spelling when he's older he can spell it KC cuz his last name starts with a C... anyways go with wat you want... its ur kid and ur life :D

Lindsey - posted on 04/05/2010

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I kinda like it.... i named my daughter Remington we call her Remmie for short and everywhere I looked it said it was a boys name but i loved it and if you love the name Kya Than Go For it i think now more people are Naming their children different names i've met guys named stacy and ashley and girls named stevie and danny so its what ever you feel in your heart is right for your sons name Goodluck

Chrissy - posted on 04/05/2010

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I think it sounds a bit girlie to me, I think Kai would be better. Everyone say chose something you like but also take into consideration, kids get made fun of enough when there in school why give them a girlie name.

Rebecca - posted on 04/04/2010

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I think you should name him whatever you like. It's the person that makes the name not the name that makes the person. Im sure he will carry it well as long as you teach him to be proud of it. I personally like the spelling Kijah.

Chelsea Cleo - posted on 04/04/2010

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I loved the name Kyah when I was pregnant too and luckily I had a girl and called her Kyah. It does sound a bit girly. Maybe manly it up a bit haha like Kyan or something lol.

Eleanor - posted on 04/04/2010

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Kya sounds a bit girly. I had a student whose name was spelled Kiah, and yes it was a girl. You may want to rethink it as a middle name and use it as a nickname at home. I say this because children can be cruel. It's like the names Dana and Courtney, which are adrogenous names but have been used more as girls names most recently. As parents, we need to think ahead about how our child may feel about the names we give them. How about the name Micah? It is a similar name, but is less girly sounding. Hope that helps!

Barbara - posted on 04/04/2010

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It does sound like a girl. What about Makhi? There are names that are bisexual. Kenya, Rena, ect.

Flora - posted on 04/04/2010

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I'm sorry but it just sounds girl to this day and age. Just remember were stuck with what were named until we can change them ourselves. Grade school and middle school kids can be mean. I got mock bowed to and " all hail goddess of the flowers" for years. It sucked. I'd go with Ki and called him that Kya through the baby years if your heart is set on it. That way he can change the sound if he wants to. But still, it's your call but everyone has opinions.

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