[name_u]Ashley[/name_u] has always been more of a boys’ name in the UK (although of course not unheard of on girls), but it’s kind of dated here by now. I went to school with a lot of boys called [name_u]Ashley[/name_u], it’s fairly common on men born in the 80s / mid 90s - they are usually known as [name_u]Ash[/name_u]. I really like [name_u]Robin[/name_u], but that has always been definitely more a boys’ name here as well.
I also went to school with two boys named [name_f]Ceri[/name_f], a Welsh name pronounced exactly the same as [name_u]Kerry[/name_u]. That has a feminine feel to it and I think can be used on either sex, but I really like it on a boy. I’ve also known a few male Parises, so [name_u]Paris[/name_u] always feels masculine to me as well despite [name_u]Paris[/name_u] [name_m]Hilton[/name_m]. [name_u]Paris[/name_u] on a girl seems terrible to me, but a male [name_u]Paris[/name_u] is handsome.
I’d like to see more boys named [name_u]Sidney[/name_u] - again in the UK it’s always been a boys’ name, but unlike [name_u]Ashley[/name_u] it’s also rising in popularity, which I am pleased about. [name_u]Vivian[/name_u], [name_u]Laurie[/name_u] (as a nn for [name_u]Laurence[/name_u]), [name_u]Leslie[/name_u], [name_u]Sandy[/name_u] and [name_u]Sasha[/name_u] (for [name_m]Alexander[/name_m]) - I think all of these deserve more male bearers. I think a lot of them are getting to the point where they seem dated on girls but fresh on boys.
[name_f]Edit[/name_f]: I noticed I always say ‘here’ for the UK, even though I don’t actually live there. But it is my home country, so it’s kind of still ‘here’ to me