Too soft?

My mum always complains to me that I like names that are too soft for boys. I have really expanded on the names I like lately for example [name]Ambrose[/name]; but I can see it being spelt with a ‘z’ instead of ‘se.’ I just love the sound of it. Then I like others such as [name]Austin[/name], [name]Connor[/name], [name]Blake[/name], [name]Dean[/name], [name]Ezra[/name], [name]Finn[/name]/[name]Flint[/name]/[name]Flynn[/name]/[name]Finlay[/name], [name]Jamieson[/name], [name]Jude[/name], [name]Knox[/name], [name]Logan[/name], [name]Marshall[/name], [name]Nash[/name]/[name]Noll[/name], and then [name]Oliver[/name], [name]River[/name], [name]Ryder[/name], and [name]West[/name].

But are all the names I like too soft or do you think it all depends on taste? Thanks!

I don’t think your names are too soft. In fact I think a lot of them are very masculine. Except for maybe [name]Ambrose[/name], partly because of the soft sounds and partly because it makes me think of [name]Ambrosia[/name] rice pudding.

I love [name]Ambrose[/name], [name]Austin[/name], [name]Connor[/name], [name]Finn[/name], [name]Flint[/name], [name]Flynn[/name], [name]Finlay[/name], [name]Logan[/name], [name]Marshall[/name], [name]Nash[/name], [name]Oliver[/name], [name]River[/name] and [name]West[/name]! I don’t think they’re soft. [name]Even[/name] if they were, who says boy names can’t be soft? Stupid stereotypes; people give girls strong-sounding names all the time and no one bats an eyelid. :slight_smile:

I agree with this. A lot of them are considered cowboyish ([name]Blake[/name], [name]Austin[/name], [name]Connor[/name], [name]Flynn[/name], [name]Ryder[/name], [name]West[/name], [name]Knox[/name])–or at least have a cowboy feel to me. The only two that feel semi soft to me are [name]Ezra[/name] and [name]Finlay[/name]/[name]Finley[/name], because I’ve heard both considered on girls a few times. But they’re still very much boys’ names, imo, so I wouldn’t worry too much.

[name]Ambrose[/name] is the only one that is remotely soft and I don’t think soft is the right word for it. I agree that most of them are tough cowboy names. I love those! Dont worry about it. Did she have [name]Butch[/name] and Bruizer in mind? Lol!