Putting this on the girl’s forum instead!!

So… I had a dream my parents had two little boys named Oaklyn and [name]Brooklyn[/name].

WDYT of Oaklyn? Boy or girl? The ‘lyn’ makes me think girl…

Any thoughts?!

What about [name]Oaklee[/name], [name]Oakley[/name], or [name]Oakleigh[/name]… What would be a nn’s [name]Oak[/name]? That seems weird to me!

I can’t behind Oaklyn—but I do of a baby girl recently born name [name]Oakley[/name]. I’ve also seen it on a boy. It just reminds me too much of the rather negative term “Oakey.”

I hate -lyn as a suffix so much. So it doesn’t work for me. I like the idea of a name that means oak, though. [name]Oakley[/name] is better but makes me think of the brand of sunglasses.

[name]Ilana[/name] means oak tree? And [name]Lana[/name] is an easier nickname to wear than [name]Oak[/name].

Not a fan- sorry!

Other tree names? Sure: [name]Willow[/name], [name]Aspen[/name], even [name]Maple[/name].

My favourite direct tree names (i.e. not other languages) are probably: [name]Hazel[/name], [name]Magnolia[/name], [name]Maple[/name], [name]Juniper[/name], [name]Cassia[/name], [name]Holly[/name], and [name]Laurel[/name].

I’d assume [name]Oaklyn[/name] (or [name]Oakley[/name]) was a girl. Not a fan at all. To me it’s just another of those “pick a syllable and add lee or lyn” trend.

Yes, agree with this 100%.

I strongly dislike Oaklyn on both genders (I would assume it was a girl).

Oaklyn just sounds so trendy. On other forums I’ve seen Hazelyn, Everlyn, Hopelyn and [name]Gracelyn[/name]. It’s a common trend among parents who want a yunike name but don’t realize all the other actually unique names out there. [name]Just[/name] take a cool, one syllable word and add -lyn or -ley and you have a girls’ name! Not…

I am not a fan of Oaklyn at all. It seems too heavy and too trendy a name too bestow on someone.

I hate it for both boys and girls… Made up sounding… And TRYNDEE… BLECH

It sounds really made up and a really bad “trying too hard” version of [name]Kaitlin[/name], Rylin, [name]Brooklyn[/name]…etc. It is really really really bad. I’m sorry to be so blunt but honestly there are so many cool and special names out there. In addition, misspelling a name does not make it trendy, unique, or original. It reminds me of the boy Kryztofer in my son’s soccer class. It is just SO SO SO bad.

Not a fan of the -lyn suffix generally, though there’s bound to be an exception somewhere. Oaklyn, however, is not one of them. I would assume it to be a girl’s name, but don’t like it because it sounds too similar to Oakland, as in the city in [name]California[/name].

^^ what she said!

Sounds like Oakland & [name]Brooklyn[/name].

As in Oakland, [name]CA[/name] (do yall like riots?) & [name]Brooklyn[/name], NY.

A bit silly.

I not a fan of Oaklyn for either gender, however I love [name]Oakley[/name] for a boy.

I just said it out loud and my husband said, “Oakland? Like the city? Be like naming your kid Stockton.” So, no offence [name]Bay[/name] Area dwellers…but I predict having this name ‘misheard’ and not in necessarily the most flattering of ways.

Gezzz, It was just a dream people. HAHA