So we don’t have much of a list sorted yet, as I’m only 13 weeks. But we keep mentioning names to each other when we hear them. Well anyway, my partner had never seen Cheers, so we have a few box sets we’re working our way through at the moment on spare evenings. The name [name]Kelsey[/name] really struck me as being quite different. So I started looking it up online and I was quite surprised at how much discussion there is on whether it is a boy’s name or a girl’s name. It got me thinking about gender neutral names in general and looking through lists of them. I did seem to have an initial reaction upon reading each name as to which gender I felt it was best suited for. Also, in particular for [name]Kelsey[/name] I quite like it for a boy, but wouldn’t dream of using it for a girl. But then I felt whether I assigned a name for a girl or a boy depended on whether I’d heard it used for a girl or boy more commonly. So is that just familiarity rather than the name actually sounding feminine or masculine?
What do you think of gender neutral names? Some of the discussions I came across is that those kind of names are cruel as it could lead to a child being bullied at school, I’m not entirely sure I agree but it was interesting reading!