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  #1  
January 14th, 2011, 04:53 PM
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I know of a girl who is using Aidyn for either a boy or girl.....surprise baby.

I think it's cute.....what are some other gender neutral names?
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January 14th, 2011, 04:59 PM
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zoe/zoey
riley/ryliegh
ryan/ryann
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January 14th, 2011, 05:49 PM
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There are tons of unisex names these days. Here are a few:

Emerson
Bailey
Reese/Reece/Rhys
Blake
Carson/Karsen
Cody
Ryan
Finley/Finlay
Devon/Devin
Logan
Payton/Peyton
Reagan
Cameron/Camryn
Addison
Rowan
Dylan
Jayden/Jaden/Jaiden
Kyle
Rylan
Morgan
Quinn
Sawyer
Bryce
Hayden
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January 14th, 2011, 08:34 PM
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Alva
Aubrey
Carter
Elisha
Francis/Frances (-is spelling is male, -es is female)
Glenn
Hilary
Jesse/Jessie
Jordan
Linden
Marian/Marion
Morgan
Robin
Rowan
Ryan
Shay
Toby
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January 15th, 2011, 04:25 AM
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I had a co-worker who did the same thing. She found out at 20 weeks that she was having a girl; but before that she had Aiden picked out for both genders. She was going to spell it a little different depending on the gender.

Quinn is my fave unisex name.
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January 15th, 2011, 01:14 PM
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zoe/zoey
riley/ryliegh
ryan/ryann
phoenix
Really? I've never heard of a male Zoey... huh.


I had a grandmother who picked out Germaine for her surprise baby (not that she had a choice then if it would be a surprise or not). When he was born, she decided she only liked it for a girl after all and switched to Daniel. I also had a coworker who found out the gender, but kept it a secret and only told the name beforehand- Cameron Riley (a girl, it turned out).

The only one I can think of that I would use on either gender is Francis/Frances. Maybe Aaron/Erin, but those aren't really the same name. Most other unisex names I strongly prefer on one gender or the other.

Anymore it is pretty socially acceptable to use nearly any boys name for a girl, so I suppose the sky is pretty much the limit there. It's all up to your personal tastes.


Others I don't think were mentioned:
Sidney/Sydney is pretty common.
Jayden in its' various spellings seems to be spread pretty equally, along with most of the other "any letter before Aidan" names.
Most of the Mc- and -son names are treated as unisex
Cary and Kerry
Rene and Renee
Angel


Or you could pick a unisex nickname, then use a gender appropriate full name at birth (Charlie is born and is then Charles or Charlotte, etc).
Alex, Pat, Nicky, Andy, Tony/Toni, Billy/Billie, Cam, Chris, Jules, Danny/Dani, etc.


A lot of the vocabulary word type names seem not to have taken on a set gender yet either.
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January 15th, 2011, 04:49 PM
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Zoe is definitely a female name.

I like the unisex nickname idea.

Alex - Alexandra/Alexia or Alexander
Andy - Andrea or Andrew
Cam - Camilla/Camille or Cameron
Charlie - Charlotte or Charles
Chris - Christina/Christine/Christiana or Christian/Christopher
Dani/Danny - Daniela/Danielle/Danica or Daniel
Frankie - Frances/Francesca or Francis/Franklin
Jess - Jessica or Jesse
Jo/Joe - Joseph/Josiah or Joanna/Josephine
Sam - Samantha or Samuel
Toni/Tony - Antonia or Anthony/Antonio
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January 15th, 2011, 11:38 PM
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I like the unisex nickname idea as well!

I'll add Jules and Jude (Juliet/Julia/Juliana, etc or Julian)
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January 17th, 2011, 09:34 AM
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I like Quinn.
There is a lot of unisex names:

Hayden
Cameron
Ashton
Avery
Skylar
Dakota
Dallas
Drew
Frances/Francis
Jaden
Harley
Casey
Lane
Morgan
Jordan
Perry
Parker
Riley
Regan
Rylan
Reese
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January 19th, 2011, 06:52 PM
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Love boy names for girls

Logan
Blayke
Sawyer
Tyler
Dallas

If a boy were named that I wouldn't like it as much but on a girl I love it!!
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January 19th, 2011, 09:00 PM
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I'm sorry to be the Debbie Downer but I really HATE unisex names. I would never name my child something that could work for the opposite gender. Aiden is a boy name. Period. lol
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January 20th, 2011, 05:35 AM
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I LOVE unisex names!! ALL my kids will probably have them, LOL JJ is "Jordon" a unisex name!!
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January 20th, 2011, 09:56 AM
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We used "Austin" for a girl. I had never heard of it for a girl but have since know of two others. One is even an adult.
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January 20th, 2011, 10:31 AM
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I personally wouldn't use a unisex name. Some are really cute, but if it's unisex, it's vetoed for me. I was really liking Skylar for a girl, but I just couldn't bring myself to use it.
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January 20th, 2011, 07:39 PM
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I like these names:

Dakota
Skyler
Riley

the unisex name I dislike the most is Emerson- i dont like seeing it as a girl name
and Zoey is def a name for a girl think it would be weird to have a boy named that
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January 22nd, 2011, 07:14 PM
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Taylor
Sailor
Sawyer
Rowan
Layton
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January 22nd, 2011, 07:56 PM
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I have a Sydney (a girl). I gave her a fairly feminine mn to balance it out. Her name is Sydney Paige.
I also have an Alex who is a girl. It's short for Alexandria Marie.

The funny thing is that I was always dead set against unisex names. I had five (technically six) boys before having girls so I was determined to give them girly names...and I do have a Bree and a Mia but somehow, Alex and Sydney just happened! It works perfect for them (isn't that always how it seems to turn out) so we love it.
I also like Skylar for either gender though I'd probably never use it...
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January 22nd, 2011, 08:02 PM
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I love Braelyn, Payton, Journey and Ryan for girls. And I love Cameron, Avery and Reese/Reece for boys.
I think that if I use a unisex name for a girl I would give her a really feminine middle name and for a boy I would give a really masculine middle name.
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January 25th, 2011, 04:36 AM
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A few that I can think of that are unisex are.....

Mallory
Avery
Harper
Parker
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