No deal :P I name my child what I want and I really don't care about anyone else when it comes to naming. I mean of course I care about my child and my husband when it comes to choosing a name but certainly not about some random parents struggling to name their little boys.
Also I think you can't steal a name. No one is forbidding anyone to use Evan
on a boy. Or Ashley
etc In my opinion there's a good reason for why Aubrey
isn't used on boys these days. I mean it was hardly used for the past 100 years (on boys) so I don't think it counts as stealing. If Aubrey
is such a great name for a boy, how come no one uses it?
sounds a little unattractive to my ears. I also once knew a guy named Bevin
so maybe that's why. I didn't really like him :P Eleanor Bevan
is kind of cool, though. Unexpected middle name, I like that!
I think it's perfectly fine if parents still name their sons Whitney
today. In fact I know a male Whitney
and it fits him.
As for feminine names on guys...Richard Gere's middle name is Tiffany
! How about that :P Also Gale
in the Hunger Games. I guess Gale
could even enter the top 1000 for guys. Oh and Christian
were common girls names in the middle ages or so I heard.
I know that more boys names are being used on girls than girls names on guys. But I think it's often for a reason. These names are usually avoided for boys for decades before becoming popular on girls. When you look at Aubrey
or most of the other names (Evan
is an exception) they are usually not used at all on boys for a long time and then chosen for the other gender. I think people might have noticed that they are not very masculine sounding and only when people were getting more creative they dared to use them on girls even though they were originally boys names.