WDYT of Remedy?

[name]Hi[/name], I found the Spanish name Remedios which means (guess what?) “remedies”. That’s what got me thinking about Remedy. Now, while I can already see this name hurtling earthward to the good old Guilty Pleasure pile, I was wondering what you all made of it?

Mainly I was considering it for a character in some futuristic setting because there is not a camel’s chance in [name]Canada[/name] that I will ever be brave enough to use it on a child, even when I’m older.

So, what would you think if you met a boy or girl whose parents were brave enough to elbow out the medicine connection and name them Remedy?

Also, do you think it’s masculine or feminine? Remedios is feminine but I think Remedy could go either way with the nickname [name]Remy[/name]?

Cheers. :slight_smile:

I find Remedy more feminine. If I met a Remedy I would think, “what a cool name!”

I figured most would, but it’s a rare word name so I wonder if that makes it free territory for either gender?

I see Remedy as more of a girl than a boy. Not sure why, perhaps the somewhat girly “ee” sound at the end? I definitely think its a guilty pleasure, but [name]Remy[/name] could be a nice nn.

My friend is from a family of 3 girls named [name]Melody[/name], [name]Harmony[/name] and Remedy and i love love love love love love love the name! And they go by [name]Mel[/name], Mony and [name]Remy[/name]

  • [name]Evelyn[/name]

You like the name, then? Lol. :slight_smile: I love it, too. Interesting sibset you mentioned there. I love the name [name]Harmony[/name]!

I asked this question here about a year ago and mostly got negative responses. I’m glad to see more people warming up it.

I don’t like it, but I wouldn’t think it was completely stupid either. I could see it on a boy for the nn [name]Remy[/name], which is very cool, or a girl with the nn [name]Emmie[/name].

Really? :slight_smile: Did you ask about it as a boy name or a girl name?

I do love Remedios, if i were to meet a Remedy, i’d hope it would be a nn for it.

I know; I like Remedios too. It would probably sound weird with an surname that wasn’t Spanish, though. :confused:

I really like it! I’d think masculine, with the nn [name]Remy[/name].

Um, all I can think of is how funny it would be the child turned out to be a doctor! Not a fan of this one as a name. :confused:

Here’s a post asking the about the same name, I love the sound of Remedy but I’m not sure I like it as a first.

https://nameberry.com/nametalk/threads/69749-What-do-you-think-of-the-name-Remedy

No I didn’t ask about people seeing it as more of a boy or girl name. Honestly when I saw it it immediately struck me as a girl name so I didn’t think to ask. I appears someone found my old thread and linked to it.

[name]Ive[/name] actually met a Remedio! It was an exciting name sighting :slight_smile:

That would be kind of cool but embarrassing at the same time. I was thinking more along the lines of remedies for problems like war and whatnot but a medicine association might be hard to look past. But I really love this name! ><


Still can’t decide if it suits a boy or a girl. I adore word names and I know they usually go to the girls, but that seems unfair to both genders. (Ranting in three… two… one) Take Honour/Honor for example. Its sound and meaning would make it suitable for either gender… or so I’d have thought. But it’s only used on girls. IMO, that’s kind of like saying that honour is something only girls should bother with. Don’t even get me started on Virtue, Love and Modesty.

Another thing that annoys me is that many of the word names for boys are macho stuff like Danger and Breaker. Ignoring the fact it’s kind of weird that you would want your son to be dangerous and break stuff, that’s like saying only boys have to be all aggressive and alpha male. Where as the girls are called Grace, Faith, Hope, Charity… lol. Just plain weird.

I guess what I’m saying is, Remedy (for either gender) feels like a pretty healthy option compared to all that. Still too scared to use it, though.