WDYT of Paris on a boy?

I never really liked the name [name_u]Paris[/name_u], at times I even saw it as sort of trashy and cliche. However, I never once thought of [name_u]Paris[/name_u] on a boy and when I did I remembered the Greek myth of the Trojan War. The main man responsible for it was named [name_u]Paris[/name_u] (although the connection doesn’t bother me).

Anyways now I’ve been thinking about it and I think it is a pretty cool name for a boy. The only thing that is kinda throwing me off is it’s pretty high up in popularity for girls and with recent celebs ([name_u]Paris[/name_u] [name_m]Hilton[/name_m], [name_u]Paris[/name_u] [name_m]Jackson[/name_m]) I feel as if the name will be too girly on a boy.

[name_f]Do[/name_f] you think the name is wearable? What kind of kid do you picture a [name_u]Paris[/name_u] would be like? Look like?

As a Greek I have actually met a few people named [name_u]Paris[/name_u], so, you know, if the mythological connection didnt bother us I agree that you shouldnt mind it either
When I do hear [name_u]Paris[/name_u] on a boy that isnt Greek even I immediately think [name_u]Paris[/name_u] [name_m]Hilton[/name_m] so personally I wouldnt use it
If you like the sound of I would suggest [name_f]Aris[/name_f] or [name_m]Ares[/name_m], another Greek name that was the name of the god of war and is still popular today
I think nn [name_u]Ari[/name_u] is very cute on both occasions, which actually makes [name_u]Paris[/name_u] a little more usable

I went to school with a boy named [name_u]Paris[/name_u]. He wasn’t Greek or anything, just your standard English boy. I have always thought it more of a boy’s name because of the mythology and because the only [name_u]Paris[/name_u] I’ve ever met was that boy. At the very least it’s unisex.

I actually think it’s a much more appealing name on a boy. On a girl it comes off as being named after a celebrity, and not a particularly inspiring celebrity to be honest. On a boy I think it has a lot more class and gravitas.

I guess I just picture that one [name_u]Paris[/name_u] from my school, so the image I have for the name is: brown hair, tall, kind of goofy. The name you pick for your child will not have any influence on their personality or appearance, though, so I don’t think preconceptions in those areas are super relevant.

I always think of the myth first, so to me it works best on a boy. But I do feel most people will think of the celebrities.

In [name_u]America[/name_u], a boy named [name_u]Paris[/name_u] is going to have a hard time being taken seriously by his classmates. [name_m]Just[/name_m] ask any guy you know if they would have wanted to be named [name_u]Paris[/name_u] while growing up. I doubt many of them will say yes. People think of the air-head [name_u]Paris[/name_u] [name_m]Hilton[/name_m], they think of [name_u]Paris[/name_u], [name_f]France[/name_f]: the “Romance capital of the world”, [name_u]Paris[/name_u] is often included in severely feminized objects in the form of motifs and phrases.
I just wouldn’t subject a boy to the enormous amount of teasing he would inevitably receive with the name [name_u]Paris[/name_u].

Not many people are aware of the myth and ESPECIALLY not young kids who are more prone to bullying and saying mean things.

It could work, I see [name_u]Paris[/name_u] as a unisex name.

I like it, but [name_u]Paris[/name_u] [name_m]Hilton[/name_m] would prevent me from using this name on either gender. I don’t know if that association would be worse for a boy or a girl, but it does put me off of the name.

Thinking about it, I like [name_u]Paris[/name_u] on a boy. My first thought of [name_u]Paris[/name_u] is [name_m]Count[/name_m] [name_u]Paris[/name_u] from [name_m]Romeo[/name_m] and [name_f]Juliet[/name_f], and then the myth, both male. I think, on a boy, it has much less of an association with [name_u]Paris[/name_u] [name_m]Hilton[/name_m].

Thanks so much everyone on your input!! Really appreciate it :smiley:

I actually love [name_u]Paris[/name_u] on a boy and hate it on girls - both the mythological and Shakespearean references really come across for me, whereas [name_u]Paris[/name_u] [name_m]Hilton[/name_m] comes as an after thought that seems pretty irrelevant given that the bearer of the name is male.

It could work, but I don’t like I would use it. I do like the suggestion of using [name_f]Aris[/name_f].

I think it could work. Personally I automatically associate it with [name_u]Paris[/name_u] from The Iliad, who was just a total moron. So I’d never use it lol. But, I don’t think most people would make that association. If you really love it, I think its totally usable in today’s world.