Braxtyn grace for a girl

We’re having the hardest time choosing a name for our baby girl. I’m to the point where I don’t want to tell anyone our ideas so I thought I’d come her and try it on for size. I am loving [name_m]Braxton[/name_m] for a girl. Maybe tweaking the spelling a little to make it looked more feminine on paper (Braxtyn/Braxten) middle name grace? Please be honest. I’m open to other middle names as well

[name_m]Braxton[/name_m]/Braxtyn is not my style. All I can think of is [name_m]Braxton[/name_m] Hicks contractions.

With that said, and this should go without saying, use a name that makes you smile when you say it; it’s wise to keep your ideas away from family and friends :slight_smile:

I do like the androgynous style with sweet [name_f]Grace[/name_f], like…

[name_u]Arden[/name_u] [name_f]Grace[/name_f]
[name_u]Sailor[/name_u] [name_f]Grace[/name_f]
[name_u]Sawyer[/name_u] [name_f]Grace[/name_f]

I personally don’t love [name_m]Braxton[/name_m], but it is pretty cute. :slight_smile: [name_m]Braxton[/name_m] is good with [name_f]Grace[/name_f] but here are some middle ideas:
[name_m]Braxton[/name_m] [name_f]Scarlett[/name_f]
[name_m]Braxton[/name_m] [name_u]Sawyer[/name_u]
[name_m]Braxton[/name_m] [name_f]Georgia[/name_f]
[name_m]Braxton[/name_m] [name_f]Charlotte[/name_f]
[name_m]Braxton[/name_m] [name_f]Violet[/name_f]
[name_f]Hope[/name_f] this helps and good luck!

Braxtyn isn’t my style–it’s a bit harsh. But I think [name_m]Braxton[/name_m] [name_f]Grace[/name_f] is quite charming! I like the pairing of [name_f]Grace[/name_f] here.

I really, really dislike it. I detest masculine names on girls, and this one is masculine with a unique spelling. In its favor, it will fit in with names like [name_u]Harper[/name_u], [name_u]Payton[/name_u], [name_u]Reagan[/name_u], [name_f]Harlow[/name_f], [name_u]Tatum[/name_u], etc. they are a trend now. Trendy names are typically dated to a specific time period, though. They will feel tired and outdated in a few years.

You said be honest, so here it goes: I think it’s awful.

  1. [name_m]Braxton[/name_m] is very trendy, it won’t be stylish for long.
  2. It’s not great on a boy, let alone a girl. It doesn’t have any qualities that make it at all suited to be a girl’s name.
  3. Giving it a convoluted spelling or using a standard feminine middle like [name_f]Grace[/name_f] will not fix any of these problems, only exacerbate them.

The good news is if you like unisex names and the letter B, there are a lot of options. I like [name_f]Brynn[/name_f], [name_u]Blaire[/name_u], [name_u]Blake[/name_u], [name_f]Briony[/name_f], and [name_f]Briar[/name_f] for B’s and there’s also [name_u]Sage[/name_u], [name_u]Hadley[/name_u], [name_u]Harper[/name_u], [name_u]Saylor[/name_u], [name_u]Sutton[/name_u], [name_u]Phoenix[/name_u], [name_u]Henley[/name_u], [name_u]Finley[/name_u], [name_u]Haven[/name_u], [name_u]Lennox[/name_u], as well as a bunch of others that previous posters have mentioned.

I think you can do much better than Braxtyn!

I dislike [name_m]Braxton[/name_m] on a girl. Braxtyn and Braxten doesn’t make it more feminine. I would say that it makes it worse because it looks made up.

I have to agree that I don’t love the sound of [name_m]Braxton[/name_m], regardless of gender. It just has a harsh sound, kind of like trying to one-up the Jaxons and Brixtons that are trendy right now. But the connection with [name_m]Braxton[/name_m]-Hicks contractions seems like the most unfortunate thing — I was reading local birth announcements that included a [name_m]Braxton[/name_m], and my husband says, “What, the poor kid got named after contractions?”

Some of the other suggestions for a strong, androgynous name paired with [name_f]Grace[/name_f] are really wonderful. Choosing a name is hard. If there’s something you particularly like about [name_m]Braxton[/name_m], you’ll get lots of good suggestions here!

So sorry, but I have to agree with the others. Your child and you will get many weird looks and judginess from other people, “feminine” spelling, or not.

But most importantly, your daughter will probably feel weird about her name when she begins school. Not to mention the teasing. I’m just speaking from experience, so please don’t take offense.

I hope there are other names that jump out at you and feel like “the one.” If you are absolutely set on Braxtyn, I would insist on you giving her a long, girly middle name with nickname potential that she can use as a first if need be =]

Something like:

[name_f]Alessandra[/name_f] (nn: [name_f]Alessa[/name_f], [name_u]Sandy[/name_u], [name_f]Sandra[/name_f], even [name_u]Andrea[/name_u])
[name_f]Alexandria[/name_f]/[name_f]Alexandrina[/name_f] (nn: [name_f]Alexa[/name_f], [name_f]Andria[/name_f], [name_f]Alexia[/name_f], [name_u]Lexi[/name_u], [name_f]Rina[/name_f], or even [name_f]Reina[/name_f])
Ameliana (nn: [name_f]Amy[/name_f], [name_f]Amelia[/name_f], [name_f]Anna[/name_f], [name_f]Melly[/name_f], [name_f]Leah[/name_f])
Annelissa/[name_f]Anneliese[/name_f] (nn: [name_f]Alyssa[/name_f], [name_f]Anne[/name_f]/[name_f]Anna[/name_f], [name_f]Elise[/name_f]/[name_f]Elisa[/name_f], [name_u]Lisa[/name_u], [name_f]Nellie[/name_f])
[name_f]Gabriella[/name_f]/[name_f]Gabrielle[/name_f] (nn: [name_u]Gabbi[/name_u], [name_f]Brie[/name_f]/[name_f]Bree[/name_f]/[name_f]Bria[/name_f], [name_f]Brielle[/name_f]/[name_f]Briella[/name_f], [name_f]Elle[/name_f]/[name_f]Ella[/name_f], [name_u]Abby[/name_u])
[name_f]Emmalina[/name_f] (nn: [name_f]Emily[/name_f], [name_f]Emma[/name_f], [name_f]Lina[/name_f], [name_f]Leah[/name_f], [name_f]Lana[/name_f], [name_f]Molly[/name_f])
[name_f]Isabelle[/name_f]/[name_f]Isabella[/name_f] (nn: [name_f]Bella[/name_f]/[name_f]Belle[/name_f], [name_f]Ella[/name_f]/[name_f]Elle[/name_f])
[name_f]Julianna[/name_f] (nn: [name_u]Julie[/name_u]/[name_f]Julia[/name_f], [name_u]Jules[/name_u], [name_f]Lianne[/name_f]/[name_f]Lianna[/name_f], [name_f]Anne[/name_f]/[name_f]Anna[/name_f])
[name_f]Valentina[/name_f] (nn: [name_f]Valley[/name_f], [name_f]Talia[/name_f], [name_f]Tina[/name_f], Teeny, [name_f]Tia[/name_f], [name_f]Leah[/name_f], [name_f]Nina[/name_f])

I spelled the names the way they would be said mostly. For example, I understand that there’s no letter H in Ameliana, [name_f]Emmalina[/name_f], or [name_f]Valentina[/name_f] to make the nickname [name_f]Leah[/name_f], but the letters to make the sound of the nickname are there. Hopefully you know what I mean, haha.

I know these names are not your style, but just think about it maybe some alternatives that are more you and try to remember that your daughter may not have the same taste as you =]

Please spell it [name_m]Braxton[/name_m]. Braxtyn just looks ugly. Additionally, “o” and “y” do not make the same sound.

All I can think about are the contractions.

Sorry - I have to say “please reconsider!” I think a lot of people will automatically think of [name_m]Braxton[/name_m] Hicks contractions, but even if they don’t, I think they’ll think that the name is not the best you could do.

Sorry, I love the name [name_m]Braxton[/name_m] but only on a boy. I don’t feel like spelling it Braxtyn makes it more feminine. I completely advise against it.

Totally gonna have to second this. I am real tired of O’s being swapped for Y’s.

I’m sorry, but I don’t like [name_m]Braxton[/name_m] on a boy, much less on a girl. I definitely think you should try a more feminine unisex name. Here are he ones I find to work well for girls without being too feminine:


What about Brooklyn? It sounds similar to Braxton, but is definitely a sweet girls name. Brooklyn Grace?

Not a huge fan either for the reasons already mentioned. I think you’re on the right track though, it’s an interesting style! Perhaps [name_f]Bronwen[/name_f], it’s similar without the relation to braxton hicks! Good luck :slight_smile:

I’m not big on Braxtyn as they remind me of the [name_m]Braxton[/name_m] Hicks contractions which are a nightmare… I also don’t really like the substitution of the O for the Y. There are so many other unissex names out there that are really beautiful. I’m sure nameberry has tons of lists. I personally like [name_u]Harper[/name_u], [name_f]Harlow[/name_f], [name_u]Sawyer[/name_u] and [name_u]Arden[/name_u] that have been suggested. Other options: [name_m]Wiley[/name_m], [name_u]Winter[/name_u], [name_u]Robin[/name_u], [name_f]Sparrow[/name_f], [name_u]Peyton[/name_u], [name_f]Alison[/name_f], [name_u]Mackenzie[/name_u], [name_u]Rowan[/name_u], [name_f]Elowen[/name_f] and [name_u]Reagan[/name_u].

My first thought was [name_m]Braxton[/name_m] Hicks contractions, too.

But if you’re set on the name, I would suggest you use the [name_m]Braxton[/name_m] spelling. [name_u]Love[/name_u] the name [name_f]Grace[/name_f] for a middle!

I love @ashtronw’s suggestion of [name_f]Bronwen[/name_f].

[name_m]Braxton[/name_m] is just a bad name, all around. (It sounds like a horrible cough and reminds me of [name_m]Braxton[/name_m]-Hicks contractions)

[name_f]Bronwen[/name_f] [name_f]Grace[/name_f] or [name_f]Branwen[/name_f] [name_f]Grace[/name_f] are quite distinctive!

Perhaps you’d like [name_u]Brighton[/name_u]?