I need to rant

I need to rant about this to someone but everyone in my life doesn’t share my same obsession with names so I’m pretty sure it would be lost on them.

Setting aside any political or religious views about gender selection, I just want to point out the baby girl’s name: [name_m]Emmerson[/name_m]. [name_m]Emmerson[/name_m]! Let me get this straight, after three boys, they spend $50k for a daughter and give her a boy’s name! They had three sons they could have done this with! Usually I’m not so upset over boy names on girls but I think that if you want a daughter and you’re willing to pay that much money, you should give her a feminine name.

Rant over.

New[/name_m]]your opinion is gross.
names shouldn’t be gendered at all, and i ------ hate anyone who goes “BAWWWW THATS A BOYS NAME ONLY DONT USE IT ON A GIRL!!!1!!1111”.
plus the child could grow up to be trans and disappoint their parents. let the child be who they want to be without assuming they’re going to be cisgender their entire life.
let people use whatever name on whatever gender.
and screw parents who want their baby to be a specific gender since its kinda transphobic in a way to be excited when the baby comes out and the doctor says “it’s a _____”.

The bottom line is that she is their child and they can name her whatever they like. I get that it can be annoying when people don’t see things the way you do (like names) but the name of someone else’s kid doesn’t effect you at all.

As for you, I understand that what she said may have hurt your feelings, but please please please don’t cuss. There are lots of young people on this site that don’t need to see it. The older ones probably don’t want to see it either. There is no problem with trying to educate someone, I think that’s awesome, but please be respectful of everyone else.

I wasn’t going to write anything on this, but… tf2scout, your opinion is intolerant and hypocritical. I can see you’re 13 and clearly have a lot of growing up to do. I always find it so funny that the people who preach the most about tolerance, equality, and liberalism are the least tolerant and open-minded when it comes to views they don’t share. Isn’t that what you’re asking of others? As you grow up and experience more of life, you’ll see that other’s views and opinions come from somewhere, just like yours, and are held very deeply just like yours. You don’t have to agree, or even respect the opinion, but you do need to be empathetic and sympathetic to other people’s sensibilities if you expect the same in return. Give people a reason to respect you, and they will. You are not entitled to anything from anyone. Please watch your mouth, by the way.

That being said, my “gross” opinion is this: We live in a heteronormative world. And we live in it for a reason. Biology. There would be no humanity if there weren’t cisgendered, heterosexual people. It isn’t realistic to assume anyone is trans or gay at birth, because the fact is most people aren’t. I understand that gender and sexuality are two different things. That being said, there are many ways to be straight, and many ways to be LGBTQA+. As someone who is the latter, you should understand that stereotyping is wrong. You can be LGBTQA+ with a gendered name, just as you can be straight with a unisex name. Also, we all need to fit into our heteronormative world, for better or worse. That is a fact, not an opinion. If you’re a trans boy, you probably understand bullying and exclusion. Giving people gendered names is preemptively helping to avoid any of those issues for them.

Well, when you think about “boy names” have been becoming gender neutral for a long time now. There was a time when [name_u]Allison[/name_u] or [name_u]Allie[/name_u] was almost always a boy. Now, most people think of it as a girl.

I agree that names are just words to identify someone and that they really shouldn’t be gendered, as they aren’t people. If it bothers you, give your daughter a feminine name. But, please respect that other people don’t care about the “gender” of the name and will use it no matter what.

I’m sorry I offended anyone. That wasn’t my intention. This was MY personal opinion. I could have said it in a nicer way.

I’m closing this now