Any names that work on boys and girls but not nbs? How about vice versa?

I noticed that I don’t see all the names that I like on nbs as “unisex”. For example, I could see a nonbinary [name_u]Riley[/name_u] and a girl [name_u]Riley[/name_u], but not so much a boy [name_u]Riley[/name_u], so [name_u]Riley[/name_u] is not unisex. That got me thinking… what names can I see/like on some genders but not all?

boys, girls and nbs: [name_u]Jordan[/name_u]
girls and nb but not boys: [name_u]Riley[/name_u]
boys and nb but not girls: [name_u]Rowan[/name_u], [name_u]Quinn[/name_u]
boys and girls but not nbs: this is hard, maybe [name_u]Alex[/name_u]? [name_u]Leslie[/name_u]? [name_u]Alva[/name_u]?
nbs but not boys and girls: ?? something naturey like [name_u]Lynx[/name_u]?

How about you? Are nb names the same as unisex names to you or is “nb name” a distinct category that can overlap with the others but doesn’t have to? If so, can you completely fill the above list with names you like?

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Nb names are a distinct category to me.

Boys, girls & nbs: [name_u]Lexington[/name_u], [name_u]March[/name_u], [name_u]Cerulean[/name_u], [name_u]Harbor[/name_u], [name_u]Afton[/name_u], [name_f]Callisto[/name_f], Emblem, [name_u]Linden[/name_u], [name_u]Milan[/name_u], [name_u]Cypress[/name_u], [name_u]October[/name_u], [name_u]Oleander[/name_u], [name_u]Cato[/name_u], [name_u]November[/name_u], [name_u]Clove[/name_u], [name_u]Cove[/name_u], [name_u]Aspen[/name_u]
Boys & girls but not necessarily nbs: [name_u]Paris[/name_u], [name_u]Cerulean[/name_u], Livian, [name_u]Adley[/name_u], [name_u]Willoughby[/name_u], [name_u]Rain[/name_u], [name_u]Briar[/name_u], [name_m]Flores[/name_m]
Girls & nbs but not boys: [name_u]Calypso[/name_u], [name_u]Isle[/name_u], [name_f]Alair[/name_f]
Boys & nbs but not girls: I can’t think of any
Boys & girls but not nbs: none?
Nbs but not boys & girls: see above

I could also see [name_u]Leander[/name_u] and [name_f]Leonore[/name_f] as unisex if I’m not in an environment where they are highly gendered, and with time I think I could see them as nb. Most of these change depending on the day.

This question is super tricky to me. First off, I believe that all names are unisex. [name_m]Just[/name_m] like clothes, colors, hobbies, toys - there is literally nothing that makes them gendered besides tradition and societal standards. If you’re a boy then your name is a boy name, and that’s that. Now to segue off of that, non-binary people choose to label their identity as such and also choose their name (even if they continue to use their given name, that’s still a choice). So to me, I don’t feel I have any right at all to judge the name that person gives themself. If you tell me you’re non-binary and your name is [name_f]Anastasia[/name_f], it doesn’t matter that other people may view that as a girly name, you said you’re non-binary so that’s what I’ll respect. Who are we to judge what name a person resonates with and feels fits them best?


I know what you mean! Nothing comes “naturally” gendered, so this question can only refer to personal feelings. I didn’t mean to say boys can’t be named [name_u]Riley[/name_u] either, just that the name doesn’t give off that vibe for me. I can’t explain where this comes from either, which is part of why I’ve been wondering how others feel about it.

boys, girls and nbs: briar, ellis
girls and nb but not boys: brooke, juniper, willow
boys and nb but not girls: lark, tate
boys and girls buy not nbs: ???
nbs but not boys and girls: lunar, phoenix

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to me it jsut matter which gender the name is more popular for. :]

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I think it depends on where you are, as well. In [name_u]Scotland[/name_u], the majority of Rowans are girls. I’ve met like, 8 girl Rowans, and no boy Rowans, only a [name_u]Roan[/name_u].

Ooh interesting! This is purely based on my own personal vibes!

boys, girls and nbs: [name_u]Addison[/name_u], [name_u]Mackenzie[/name_u], [name_u]Rowan[/name_u], [name_u]Quinn[/name_u], [name_u]Lennox[/name_u], [name_u]Sutton[/name_u], [name_u]Jordan[/name_u], [name_u]Madison[/name_u], [name_u]Riley[/name_u], [name_u]Morgan[/name_u], [name_u]Brooklyn[/name_u], [name_u]Harper[/name_u], [name_u]Tate[/name_u], [name_u]Avery[/name_u], [name_u]Emerson[/name_u], [name_u]Aubrey[/name_u], [name_u]Finley[/name_u], [name_u]Hayden[/name_u], [name_u]Casey[/name_u], [name_u]Parker[/name_u]

girls and nbs but not boys: [name_u]Peyton[/name_u], [name_u]Presley[/name_u], [name_f]Meadow[/name_f], [name_u]Ocean[/name_u], [name_u]True[/name_u], [name_f]Anniston[/name_f], [name_u]Kensington[/name_u], [name_u]Lexington[/name_u], [name_u]Remington[/name_u], [name_u]Karsyn[/name_u] (this spelling), [name_u]Kamryn[/name_u] (this spelling), [name_u]Harlow[/name_u], [name_u]Marley[/name_u], [name_u]Harbor[/name_u], [name_u]Tatum[/name_u], [name_u]Emery[/name_u], [name_u]Blaire[/name_u], [name_u]Ainsley[/name_u], [name_u]Oakley[/name_u]

boys and nbs but not girls: [name_u]Carson[/name_u] (this spelling), [name_u]Cameron[/name_u] (this spelling), [name_u]Lennon[/name_u], [name_u]Harley[/name_u], [name_u]James[/name_u], [name_u]Kit[/name_u], [name_u]Dylan[/name_u],

boys and girls but not nbs: [name_u]Darcy[/name_u], [name_u]Blake[/name_u], [name_u]Sawyer[/name_u], and [name_u]Ryan[/name_u] (I see them as only leaning very hard to one or the other, not really a middle ground?)

nbs but not boys or girls: [name_u]Fox[/name_u], [name_u]Forest[/name_u], [name_u]Marlowe[/name_u], [name_u]Phoenix[/name_u], [name_u]Briar[/name_u]

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