Does Tennyson sound girly to you?

[name]Ive[/name] received responses that [name]Tennyson[/name] is better suited for a female.

I was considering it for a future son.

I don’t think it’s girly at all. I think it’s a handsome name. Went to high school with a [name]Tennyson[/name] (male).
I suppose someone could name a daughter [name]Tennyson[/name] but that doesn’t make it a female name to me.

I don’t think anything with “son” can be girly. (even [name]Madison[/name] and [name]Addison[/name] and the like) And I like leaving surname names to the boys.

I guess I can see how it could sound “girly,” since people are naming their kids [name]Emerson[/name] and [name]Addison[/name] and [name]Anniston[/name], etc… But, I personally have only ever considered it a boys’ name. I think that anything that ends in -son will always be fair game for boys!!!

What jame1881 said!

I think its perfectly fine for a guy

[name]Tennyson[/name] sounds very masculine to me. I like it!

Of course not! It’s a surname, which tend to go to boys first and then switch to girls far down the road or stay male. I have barely heard it used, so I’d say it’s in the masculine sphere right now. The most famous [name]Tennyson[/name]: [name]Alfred[/name], [name]Lord[/name] [name]Tennyson[/name] was a man, obviously.

Thats why I was shocked so many people I talked to thought it better suited for a girl!

I don’t find [name]Tennyson[/name] feminine at all. The people that you’ve talked to may be confusing it with similar sounding names like [name]Addison[/name], [name]Madison[/name], [name]Allison[/name] etc… They obviously don’t know the history of the name.

I agree, not girly at all!

This. It ends in “son”, making it hilariously unsuitable for a girl.

It ends in “son”, so that screams masculine to me. I quite like it.

Sounds girly to me. Probably because I know a female [name]Emerson[/name] and it sounds similar to my ear.

Not one bit! In fact to me it sounds super masculine.

I don’t think [name]Tennyson[/name] sounds girly at all.

Thank you!
You guys have made me feel much better about the name!!

[name]Tennyson[/name] is quite masculine. Patronymic surnames aren’t girly.

[name_m]Tennyson[/name_m] is actually one of my favorite names for a girl. It’s like [name_u]Morgan[/name_u], [name_u]Emerson[/name_u], [name_u]Ryan[/name_u], and every other unisex name. I can see it for a boy and a girl!

I don’t think its feminine at all either. I actually considered adding [name_m]Tennyson[/name_m] to my list because I usually love names with water connotations. Although it doesn’t have a water meaning, it turns out that is a beach my parents spent a great deal of time at, so it has great significance to me. I don’t agree with those who say its feminine!