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I'd like to know how changing the 'Y' to an 'I' makes this feminine. *rolls eyes*
-- Mithos514  6/1/2006
Well, the Y makes it seem to me like it would be said "Ah steen". I, in general, don't like either version.
-- Anonymous User  6/12/2006
Austyn is used as another name for St. Augustine in Geoffrey Chaucer's The Canterbury Tales in Middle English.
-- jc  9/22/2006
It's just a crappy spelling of Austin. Let's not change spellings people, I really hate that. That's how my name has ended up being spelled a million different ways (ex: Joni, Jonni, Jonnie, Joani).
-- joanie2007  7/7/2007
I don't quite get the supposed ''feminizing'' effect of shoving a 'y' to the slot of the unstressed vowel either. The name is still pronounced exactly the same, it is still masculine, and it doesn't sound cool on an adult woman. The manly/boyish names on a girl/woman-thing may work on tomboyish and cool girls and young women, but not on women past the age of 27. Plus, this is plain bad spelling.
-- slight night shiver  4/19/2008
Believe it or not, this name was given to 171 baby girls born in the US in 2012. It seems as if every name ending in -in/-on becomes used for females. It's not a very good name anyway, but at least spell it right and don't use it on girls!
-- Oohvintage  7/17/2013
Austyn is my name and I take offense to those who say that it's a crappy name to give a girl. Yes, I agree, but you can still say it in a nicer way. I'm also a girl.
-- igoesrawrOMG  7/7/2014
I'm surprised this isn't labeled as feminine or at least "unisex".

What ticks me off more than male/masculine names on girls is the "feminine" spelling. People just don't seem to grasp that changing a spelling on a name doesn't make it usable for the opposite gender. The pronunciation is still there.
Er, it's still a male name but with a butchered spelling. And replacing the I with a Y in these types of names just looks utterly tacky. Stick to the originals. I personally think any masculine obvious male name on a girl is downright vile & cruel.

I love how people are using all these obvious male names for their daughters and there's all these people who love it yet if someone uses a feminine name for a boy, people get in an uproar.

Sorry but you should be able tell the gender of someone by their name
Give your child a name suited for their genders. It just makes it easier for them. No gender confusion.
-- Anonymous User  10/16/2014

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