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Name your girl with this edgy name. I mean it means female baker and has the annoying trend -XT. There isn’t anything wrong with it?
-_- many other names in life than this.
nylonpanda  9/19/2019
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Baxter sounds very masculine. I can't see the feminine in the name. I don't get why people are trying to give boy names to girls like Blake. I honestly see Jordan as a boy name but I'm fine with it being a unisex name. But anyways, I really don't get it.
PickleJuice  7/29/2019
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Baxter means “female baker”. I prefer Baxter as a girl’s name. While there are a lot of names with meanings associated with male that are more acceptable for girls and mostly for girls like Paige and Madison, any name with a female definition like “female baker” would be too feminine for a boy. Though this name does sound masculine to me, I could never use it for a boy. I don’t want my son to be referred to as a “girly male baker” by all of the kids at the school.

When you’re a girl, you can have a feminine or masculine name, be a tomboy or a girly girl, wear a skirt or shorts, and play with girly toys or boyish toys, and do anything without being ridiculed. But when you’re a boy, you can have a masculine name, just not a feminine name at all. You can’t be a girly male, you have to be manly, you can wear shorts but not a skirt, you can play with boyish toys, but nothing girly, and you’ll only be ridiculed when you act too feminine for a male. I think female is the best gender! Girls have more names than boys!
― Anonymous User  1/19/2019
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I think that Baxter needs a comeback as a feminine name. It is dignified with a simple, lively sound.
Felie  11/20/2018
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Baxter Stockman is an evil scientist from the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles franchise.
Black  3/16/2018
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Never liked it, the sound is rather unpleasant. On either gender. Plus it's an occupation name.
― Anonymous User  9/12/2017
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This name was borne by Richard Baxter, a pastor in the 17th century who has had a great impact on the Christian church over the centuries. His book 'The Reformed Pastor' has become a guide for Christian ministers everywhere.
Rayfo  9/4/2017
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Baxter is not labeled as female because, being derived from a surname, it is simply not used as a feminine name.
It could have originally meant "female baker" but this is something linguists disagree about. While in Old English the suffix -estre/-istre was feminine, since the Middle English period it began to be used without regard to gender, as seen in modern words such as prankster, trickster or youngster; yet spinster clearly has a female ending. Many surnames such as Baxter, Brewster (brewer), Webster (weaver) etc. Go back to the 13th century which is Middle English period, but whether this indicates female domination of weaving and baking trades at the time is unclear.
goricar  1/6/2017
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Why is it not labeled as feminine if it means female baker?
ERK  11/30/2016
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Too much of a surname and a dog's name in order for me to ever take it seriously as a first name.
― Anonymous User  9/25/2016
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The name Baxter was given to 68 boys born in the US in 2015.
HerculePoirot  6/30/2016
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The name Baxter was given to 58 baby boys born in the US in 2012.
Oohvintage  7/20/2013
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I love this name for a dog.
number1212  6/6/2008
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This name makes me picture a middle-aged guy in Hawaiian shirts and spiky, bleached hair who lies on the couch and watches trashy programs on TV while thinking he's still really cool.
slight night shiver  4/20/2008
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I think that Baxter is a lovely name for a dog.
― Anonymous User  3/31/2007
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In the movie Anchorman, Baxter is Ron Burgundy's beloved dog.
― Anonymous User  3/18/2007
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If it meant female baker, why is it a masculine name?
wefrox  11/7/2006
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In the kids cartoon Arthur, his friend's name is Baxter.
― Anonymous User  10/9/2006

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