I love how it says not to use those names for boys. If a name sucks- save it for a girl!
Really, I don’t think [name]Lawrence[/name], [name]Arthur[/name], etc. are that bad for boys, but I would HATE to be a girl named something like that. I hate the idea that anything ‘uncool’ can be made cool again by applying it to a girl. I hate the trend for using masculine names on girls. [name]Every[/name] name site or name book will advise against using any name that isn’t hyper-masculine for a boy, but they suggest [name]MALE[/name] names for girls. I guess you can call a girl whatver you want, just like a dog, but make sure boys don’t get stupid names.
It’s sexist. Sorry, but the idea that boys deserve good names and girls can get whatever you think is ‘cool’ even if it’s hard to live with is just an extension of the idea that boys are people and girls are just cute fashion accessories.