Hello my fellow Redditor! What a coincidence.
I have no problem with masculine names on girls in and of itself, but I do hope our society could be more acceptable to soft, calm, non aggressive names on boys. Not all men are the hyper masculine type, nor should they be required to be. Also, many nature names lean to unisex I think.
I barely know anything about [name_u]New[/name_u] Zealand naming trends, it’s good to hear unisex names are popular at your place. They are popular here in [name_u]North[/name_u] [name_u]America[/name_u] too. A few days ago I accidentally learned that many European countries require baby names to indicate the gender clearly, ban parents from using names that are primarily used by the opposite sex, even mandate people to choose from a government-approved list! While I will never name a girl [name_m]William[/name_m] or a boy [name_f]Emily[/name_f], it’s not the state’s business. I don’t want to get overtly political here, but I have to say I’m genuinely glad to live in a country that respects freedom of choice. I can’t imagine how the life of people outside of gender binary will be under that kind of requirement.
[name_u]New[/name_u] Zealand is a beautiful country. I planned to visit my cousin there this spring, but corona says otherwise. Sigh.