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View Poll Results: Shiloh
Male 6 22.22%
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  #1  
August 2nd, 2011, 06:30 PM
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Male or female?


I posted this in the middle name game thread, intending it to be for a boy, but the person responded giving it a female middle name. It got me wondering which gender everyone feels it suits better, and why.
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August 2nd, 2011, 06:59 PM
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For some reason I think of Shiloh as totally feminine.
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August 2nd, 2011, 10:17 PM
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I think of it as a girls name thanks to Angelina Jolie naming her daughter that.

The battle of Shiloh was a Civil War battle I think it is called the Battle of Shiloh by the south and the Battle of Pittsburgland by the North. So that would have normally made me think boy.

It is a place name thus can go either way.
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August 2nd, 2011, 10:20 PM
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I blame frickin' Angelina.
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August 2nd, 2011, 10:24 PM
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I liked this name before Angelina used it... and I honestly liked it on a girl back then...
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August 2nd, 2011, 10:28 PM
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Male. Shiloh is a male Beagle in the children's book entitled Shiloh. It has also been made into a movie.
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August 3rd, 2011, 04:30 AM
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I can't see it on a kid at all, because it's a dog. It was a male dog, but it does not feel masculine to me AT ALL.

There are some names that I don't like because they are neither feminine enough for a girl, or masculine enough for a boy (Tristan, Emerson/Addison, Ellis), and Shiloh is one of them. Cute for a beagle. Doesn't work for a kid.
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August 3rd, 2011, 04:53 AM
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It's just too feminine to me. It has a soft feeling, not a masculine feeling, so I just always pictured it on a girl.
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August 3rd, 2011, 05:27 AM
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For some reason, it sounds more boy to me.
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August 3rd, 2011, 08:05 AM
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Male. Shiloh is a male Beagle in the children's book entitled Shiloh.
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August 3rd, 2011, 09:02 AM
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The only Shiloh I have ever known was a girl. I had her in grade school for several years and she's on my FB friends list now.

And then, yeah, Angelina's daughter is the only other one I know of.

I never thought of it as a boy's name.
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August 3rd, 2011, 09:33 AM
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First I think dog because of the story, but if I were to use it on a child I would say girl.
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August 3rd, 2011, 09:56 AM
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I think it's 100% male, even though it is a soft name (which doesn't automatically mean feminine!). I'd never use the name, it's not really a name that I like, but I most definitely think it's a male name. I don't have a dog associate with it. I see it as a human name that sometimes gets used on pets (much like Bailey, Heidi, Bella, and Izzie- all pet names in our family/close circle of friends).
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August 3rd, 2011, 12:08 PM
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Definitely male. I associate it with the beagle in the children's story, and with the Civil War. It doesn't sound feminine to me at all. A female name would be Shila or Shyla.
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August 5th, 2011, 08:04 AM
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Girl. I have loved this name before Jolie named her baby girl that. I was so mad when she did. Now-I would love to name our baby if it's a girl Shiloh, but I am worried people will assoicate with Angelina and Brad
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August 5th, 2011, 01:35 PM
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I think either way works fine.
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August 6th, 2011, 04:32 PM
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def. feminine, I've never heard it on a boy
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August 9th, 2011, 08:45 AM
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I know it's 100% a male name, I just like it for a girl.
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August 9th, 2011, 08:58 AM
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I think girl when I hear that name
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