I’ve been thinking about this lately and I’m wondering what you guys can come up with! What are some legitimately unisex names? Now there are rules:
- It must be historically a personal name. No surnames, no place names, no words.
- No nicknames.
- Variants that are pronounced the same (like [name]Rene[/name] and [name]Renee[/name]) or names that are unrelated but pronounced the same are acceptable.
- It cannot be a name that was formerly one gender and has crossed over- no boys names on girls. It CAN, however, be a name that is both a feminine and masculine variant of a name. So [name]Evelyn[/name] is acceptable ([name]Evelina[/name]) but [name]Meredith[/name] is not.
So far, the only ones I’ve come up with are [name]Micaiah[/name] (related to [name]Micah[/name] and used in the Old Testament on both men and women), [name]Rosario[/name] (Masculine in Italian and feminine in Spanish), [name]Noa/name, and [name]Alison[/name]/[name]Allison[/name] (with one l, a variant of [name]Alice[/name], and with two, a “son of” name).