Poll! What do you think of 'Crosby'? (for a girl)

See the results of this poll: What do you think of Crosby?

Respondents: 32 (This poll is closed)

  • I love it: 1 (3%)
  • It is my child’s name: 1 (3%)
  • Future child’s name: 0 (0%)
  • I like it: 5 (16%)
  • It’s okay: 4 (13%)
  • It’s cool, but I wouldn’t name my kid that: 5 (16%)
  • I don’t like it: 16 (50%)

I don’t really like it for a girl. I really do like unisex names though. [name]How[/name] about [name]Darby[/name]?

I’m not a fan of it, immediately thought of a show that was on years ago called the [name]Crosby[/name] show. Also it could be shortened to nn [name]Cross[/name].

The name [name]Crosby[/name] probably has significance to your friend’s parents, possibly her mother’s maiden name, or her grandmother’s, or other family name that didn’t filter down to her generation. In some places, surnames that even sound masculine were given to girls - that doesn’t make [name]Crosby[/name] a “girls name.” Now, it is becoming more common practice in general to use surnames for girls, but I still don’t see [name]Crosby[/name] as a girl’s name unless it has significance to the parents. It is otherwise out of the blue, not really that attractive a choice. It would have to be really significant.

I think there is a dog named [name]Crosby[/name] somewhere on tv, so mostly it reminds me of that, and not even [name]Bing[/name] [name]Crosby[/name] so much. Maybe your friend [name]Crosby[/name] has a sisters named [name]Hope[/name] and Lamour, and her parents just like the “Road to…” movies of the 1940s on, featuring [name]Bob[/name] [name]Hope[/name], [name]Bing[/name] [name]Crosby[/name], and [name]Dorothy[/name] Lamour, or maybe they liked “White [name]Christmas[/name].” It’s a very unusual name choice, and I think in the current scheme of surname names for boys and girls, this one’s for boys whether you have a reason or not, or for girls only if you have a good reason.

I think if [name]Crosby[/name] is one in a set of quadruplets, you could name the other three: Stills, [name]Nash[/name], and [name]Young[/name].

Or… maybe not. :slight_smile:

– [name]Nephele[/name]

I am sorry to say that I really dislike it. I know it can be easy to be blinded by sentimental value, though - before I knew the gender of my little boy, I considered some names that, when looked at objectively, I know are horrible or not my style at all, but I was swayed by the fact that they were names of close friends.

[name]How[/name] about [name]Darcey[/name]/[name]Darcy[/name]? It’s in the same style, has literary connections (although to a male) which lend it a romantic feel, and is the name of a brilliant retired ballerina.

I am not American, but wasn’t it the Cosby show? [name]Crosby[/name] just makes me think of [name]Bing[/name], I’m afraid.

Sorry but you did ask!