View Full Version : WDYT of unisex names ?
DH and I like the name... for our DD who is due in 6.5 weeks
We have had trouble picking a name and finally both agree on this one. Our last name Sounds like Wars ... do you think it flows alright?
i think the name sounds beautiful. i'm a big fan of rhylee. it's on my list if i ever have a girl (we would spell it Rhiley or Rhilie though as our DD has ie instead of just 'e' in her name)
I like some boy names on girls but I don't like female names on boys for some reason.. I like my boy names 'strong' and manly.
Rhylee on a girl is lovely.. :)
I had a riley in my daycare class, it took a bit for me to get used to a girl riley but it grew on me and I liked it...
I prefer Rhylee (or Reilly rather) for a boy, but it's your child.
Some names sound great for either gender, others not so much. I'm personally not a huge fan of Rhylee/Reilly/Riley for a girl.
Personally I'm a big fan. I agree with pp, they tend to work better when boys names are put on girls. I'm a bit eclectic liking many names of different styles.
I really like the name Riley and have also met a very sweet girl with this name.
Rhylee for a boy would be weird but like the spelling for a girl.
Riley is boy spelling as I see it ..
I dont mind uni sex names but would hate to be asked is that a boy or a girl all the time .. ARG
I love unisex names, I love Dylan and Cameron for a girl, DP said no though. I love the name you have chosen, and i like the way its spelt :)
Thanks for your replies :)
My DH will def make sure it is well known that bubs is a girl lol, lots of pink in our wardrobe...
but I do worry about the whole...it is a boys name issue with family and friends when we announce bubs birth. I guess I'm just hoping that once there is a baby attached to the name then it will grow on people but in the end you cant please everyone so may as well just please our self...
I couldnt use Riley for a girl, but we know two male Rileys, so thats kinda fixed it for me!
I love dylan for a girl too!
Love love love it very cute!!
not a fan of the spelling, but love the name.
I'm not really a unisex-name fan... however, I do understand that others are and that's fine. I must say though, I think the spelling you've suggested is... horrible.
Most of the time, people are going to say her name rather than spell it out or see it written down - so what's wrong with plain-and-simple Riley? Rhylee just looks like you're messing around with a perfectly decent name for the sake of being different. There just doesn't seem to be a point to spelling it so strangely.
So yep, my opinion is: The name is fine, but go with Riley, not some strange made-up spelling.
I think it is a cute name for a girl and the spelling you have chosen makes it a bit more feminine. I say go for it if you love it!
i know two Riley's, a boy (with that spelling) and a girl (Rilea) i think the name suits both genders really well. personally id spell a girl Rilee, but other then that i think its a beautiful name!
Thanks for all your opinions ladies... In the past when we have suggested names and people (family and friends) have made comments or let us know their opinions it has put me off So I guess I must love this name as I still love it even though people have said they don't like it or are not a fan ...
I know and understand it won't be everyones cup of tea.
Actually I think of Riley as more of a girls name.
If you love it that's all that matters :goodvibes:
I agree the more I say it the more femmine it's sounding SD said right away Rhylee is boys name but I said not if you think of it as Rhiannon and lee/leigh mixed together to create Rhylee or Rhilee ... we are bound to cop some flack but DH is Craig and he got teased at school about his name lol so I doubt there are many safe options these days if kids or adults for that matter want to pick/judge they will not much we can do to prevent it except help teach our kids to be confident in who they are.
Thanks :):fingerscrossed: DD won't be annoyed with us when she is older...
I like boy names for girls :yes:
Eg: Riley, Charlie, Alex, Cameron etc (I can't think of anymore :laughing:
I'm not a huge fan of uni sex names for boys though. Dd and my best-friend's dh both have unisex names (Adrian and Jamie) we tease them all the time
I love the name... then again my DD's name is Rylee :goodvibes:
We had chosen Rylee Amelia for a girl or it was to be Riley Thomas for a boy
Ahh thanks for posting how have you found other peoples response to a "boys" name on a little girl?
Hope you don't mind me asking I just hope people aren't rude
Honestly I havent had any comments.. other than lovely or pretty - maybe behind my back they say something but its been all good. Only one old lady in my nans home said whats his name (she was in denim) and I said Rylee she said ahhh a lovely strong boys name :laughing:
I think all that matters is that you like it... dont worry about others.
Thanks that makes me feel better, we have decided to keep her name a secret until we announce her birth because we really hate it when people get a bit nasty about it and don't hold back.
DH has even said if someone says to him something like "that's a horrible name" (:eek: people have said that when we said we liked Chelsea) he is going to simply reply oh thats ok we don't really like your name so we are even lol
your right why let peoples opinion ruin a name we love after all everyone is entitled to an opinion I just don't agree with people making comments to new parents faces when their is an innocent baby attached/to be attached to a name it's a shame... maybe I'm different but I'd never tell someone a name they liked was horrid or gross to there faces unless they actually asked for my opinion.
Maybe it's just my family/friends who do it but it's happened to us at least 4 times now when we have been asked what names we like for bub:(
i think its a beautiful name for a little girl:) beautiful spelling...just all round nice!!!:highfive:
Powered by vBulletin® Version 4.1.9 Copyright © 2013 vBulletin Solutions, Inc. All rights reserved.