So if we were having a girl this time around, her name (first or middle) was going to be [name]Bly[/name]. It’s a family name, passed down through generations on my mom’s side of the family (her name is [name]Nelly[/name] [name]Bly[/name], though people sometimes call her [name]Bly[/name]).
We have dismissed the name, as it looks as though our second child (due in Nov.) is a boy. But today I noticed here in the nameberry site that [name]Bly[/name] is listed as both a Feminine and Masculine name. And I suppose many people associate the name with [name]Robert[/name] [name]Bly[/name], the poet. My question is, do you really think a boy could carry off [name]Bly[/name] as a middle name? Or does it read (as it does to me) all feminine to you?
I suppose too it might depend on how masculine the boy’s first name is (as of yet unchosen)? Could you imagine, say, an [name]Oscar[/name] [name]Bly[/name]? A [name]Carson[/name] [name]Bly[/name]?
Interested in your thoughts, since I guess it’s a family name I can’t see it clearly enough. Thanks.