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David and Victoria Beckham's oldest son is named Brooklyn.
-- Groovey943  7/28/2005
David and Victoria Beckham's son Brooklyn got his name because he was conceived in Brooklyn, New York.
-- Anonymous User  12/12/2011
There is a character on the tv show General Hospital named Brooklynn Ashton, only she spells it Brook Lynn.
-- Anonymous User  12/30/2005
Brooklyn, New York?!?
-- patchworkgirl  3/31/2006
There is not one, but two meanings to the names Brook and Brooke. The first is listed, while the second is to mean 'beautiful pool of tears.'

Long before the medieval times the brook was thought to be a significantly smaller body of water than we do now, comparable to what we now refer to as a puddle.

Because of their size, it was often fabled that tears had caused these water spots to come about. Though, since their size was obviously much too big for mere tears to cause this, it was said that angels brought them about as they watched over the world in the clouds; thus creating their beauty. Henceforth the meaning, 'beautiful pool of tears', was brought about for a brook as well as both names Brook and Brooke.

As time passed brooks were considered to be larger bodies of water, as we see them today. The names were then used to recognize one who lived next to the stream-like body of water instead of the meaning of the pool itself, though many prefer to use this meaning today.
-- Anonymous User  7/5/2006
Brooklyn is a great name for a girl. I don't like it for a boy at all.
-- Anonymous User  7/22/2006
I love this name for a boy! I can't imagine it for a girl.
-- JungKyungSoon  11/7/2006
I'm not sure whether Brooklyn is better suited for a boy or girl. All I know is that the first thing that comes to mind is Brooklyn, New York.
-- Missy  12/8/2006
Brooklyn is the coolest name for a girl! My best friend's name is Brooklyn, and I fell in love with her name the first time I saw her! It's so cool and original!
-- mileystar  12/13/2006
I love this name, and while I initially see it for a girl (since most of the Brooklyns/Brooke-Lynne/Brookelynne's I know are girls), I can see it working well for a boy too. My family is from Brooklyn, and there is a certain New Yorker pride that just grows stronger when you're from that borough; and Brooklyn I think sounds most like a first-name out of the five. It's also a very strong-sounding name, in reference to the place and just in pronunciation.
-- Irish Pearl  12/22/2006
PLEASE, if you are going to name your child Brooklyn, consider this.

When my mother was pregnant with my sister, she wanted to name her Siobahn (Sha-vawn). But it's an awkward name, and she would probably be teased for it. So my grandmother told my mother this, and she agreed, and my parents agreed on a simpler, normal name that was no less beautiful.

My friend is named Destiny. She still hasn't forgiven her parents. Just please, for the sake of your children, consider this.
-- Anonymous User  1/16/2007
I think Brooklyn is a girl's name. I didn't even KNOW guys COULD have this name! I'm serious!
-- Anonymous User  1/26/2007
I think it can be a boy or a girl's name, but if it's a boy I can't think of a nickname, as Brooke for a girl would be good but Brook for a boy? Doesn't sound right. I still like it though.
-- Anonymous User  2/5/2007
I could see it as a boy and girl's name. Lots of names have lyn at the end. Jocelyn, Caitlyn, et cetera. However I think the reason Brooklyn can be a boy's name is because Brooklyn New York is such a strong, vibrant place. Also, people tend to have a "Brooklyn" accent which in my head is manly. My fiance says he would name a kid Brooklyn. But only a boy. But definitely no nickname as in Lynn or Brooke.
-- roxhai  3/6/2007
The first time I ever heard Brooklyn used as a name was nearly ten years ago on the cartoon Gargoyles. The bearer of the name was a male gargoyle who took the name from Brooklyn, New York.
-- Missy  3/9/2007
There's a character in the anime show Beyblade named Brooklyn Masefield. Except that it's a boy and that was the first time I've ever heard of this name so Brooklyn is always a boy name for me.
-- JungKyungSoon  3/10/2007
I see this name as unisex, and like it for either gender. However I am considering using this name for a future son.
-- tigerlilly  3/13/2007
I love this on a boy!
-- Jassie  5/7/2007
Apart from being a bourough of New York, Brooklyn is the name of an Italian brand of chewing gum.
-- lady murasaki  9/16/2007
You've got to be kidding me. What a trashy, celebrity-child name. What next? Bronx? Statenisland?
-- johann14  9/25/2007
I hate this name for a boy. If someone named their son Brooklyn I would assume they wanted him to be gay. Cool girl's name though.
-- jasmineenimsaj  3/4/2008
Brooke and Lynn are both feminine names, but that doesn't mean that they should be combined. Come on now, this is the name of a city, and I don't believe Brooklyn, New York is known for being some wonderful safe haven of happiness or some highly glamorous and sophisticated place, sorry. And that's what people will inevitably associate the name with. Don't ge me wrong, New York is a relatively sane area in the US, but come on, have some class. The name sounds trendy and quite ditzy to me.
-- slight night shiver  5/17/2008
Stripper name.
-- helloklementyn  7/30/2008
Brooklyn is so trendy and nauseating. How about naming your daughter Brooke and giving her Lynn as a middle name instead of smushing the two together? It's an ugly-sounding name, and Brooklyn isn't exactly the best place in the word. It's even worse on a boy, which is why I feel bad for Posh Spice and David Beckham's son.
-- bananarama  9/22/2008
This sounds better as a boy's name to me.
-- Anonymous User  12/17/2008
I either think of a child with a strong New Yawk accent or of David and Victoria Beckham's son; this name is meant for a part of New York city, not as a given name. It's trendy, graceless, unlikely to age well, and sounds unbelievably tacky.
-- gaelruadh19  1/28/2009
One of this generation's quintessentially white trash names. I have never seen or heard of it used on a child born to parents who are actually from or who have been to Brooklyn. I can see naming your child after a beautiful place, like Vienna or Florence, or after a place that has personal meaning to you, like Virginia or India, but Brooklyn strikes me as a purely faddish name, used only because it's trendy and supposedly sounds cute. What's so wrong with naming your daughter Brook Lynn? At least then she has a chance of being taken seriously in life, unlike a girl named Brooklyn.
-- Anyechka  8/24/2009
The Brooklyn I know is a boy. I like it better for boys because Brooke is too pretty to have a Lyn at the end!
-- italiannames  9/12/2009
This name is so nauseatingly trendy. I adore the name Brooke, but Brooklyn is downright ridiculous. I've seen it spelt Brookelynn/Brookelyn, Brooklynne etc. Those who want to name their daughter this should consider the less 'trendy' Brooke. She'd be called Brooke most of the time anyway.
-- McHobbit  10/28/2009
Really ugly and tacky.
-- Alora  1/2/2010
Most people don't have a problem with Marybeth or Annemarie or any other double name, but for some reason this bothers everyone.
Yes, it's trendy, but they are both real names.
-- AlineHope  2/3/2010
Brooklyn Sudano is the name of Donna Summer's daughter. She named her daughter way before Posh and Beck's son was born. I really like it and may name a future daughter that. I think it's edgy yet feminine at the same time.
-- AfterDark  2/7/2010
Brooklyn? As in, the burough of New York City?
What's next, Bronx? Manhattan?

I seriously cannot believe that Brooklyn as a name has cracked the Top 50 names for births in 2010. If you seriously want to honor Brooklyn the place (it's where you grew up, something special happened there, etc.), Brooke Lynn is much more subtle. Brooklyn as a full name is just tacky.
-- erb816  8/30/2010
Ughh. I hate this name with the fire of 1000 hells. It's so tacky and annoying.
-- Chrila96  10/5/2010
I just can't help wondering why you would give your son or daughter a name that means "broken".
-- keepitreal  1/5/2011
Terrible name for a boy and the girl. People do not mind.
-- Meg_Simpson  9/1/2011
Brooklyn Decker is an American model and actress.
-- Anonymous User  12/12/2011
Another name that shot up the charts thanks to an idiot from '16 & Pregnant.' Actually, it probably would have done that regardless, since it lends the nickname Brook/Brooke, and ends in that oh-so-trendy -lynn sound. Personally, I think it's awful. It sounds like something a couple of uneducated parents would choose.
-- Anonymous User  5/26/2012
I hate this nauseatingly trendy name. What's so great about it? Why not use Brooke Lynn if you like it so much?
-- Bonquiqui  6/28/2012
Well... my name's Brooklyn, and I can only hope when people hear my name they don't think I'm a trashy slut.
-- booloft  9/10/2012
Too modern sounding. Reminds me of someone with crooked teeth. If your daughter/enemy/friend/anyone ends up having crooked teeth, you can call her "Crooklyn". If she is annoying and mean, then you can call her "HookBin".
-- MeinNameIstMelissa  6/22/2013
Oh god, BROOKLYN? What's next BRITTANY? PARIS? Oh wait..

Yeah, you sound kind of dumb when you complain about names of places and people. Paris has been around for centuries (actually, now that I think about it, millennia, if you count the Trojan), and Brittany for decades. Instead of acting like names need to have street cred in order to be taken seriously, maybe you should think, "Hey maybe these trends are older than I think."

On a side note, I love this name for some reason. I didn't think I would, but it's really grown on me.
-- EkiAku  6/26/2013
I personally love this name. However, I can see why some people might be appalled by it. I was born in Brooklyn, New York, so I think it's a cool name and it actually has meaning to me.
-- Icycoldhot  7/26/2013
The trend of using 'Brooklyn' as a given name is a recent one, and there is plenty of proof for that. Yes, there are other names that come from place names, but your argument is invalid. And yes, unfortunately, your credibility is judged depending on your name. I know personally it would be harder for me to take a Brooklyn seriously than an Elizabeth or Catherine.
-- Anonymous User  7/28/2013
Anonymous User 7/28/2013
Have you considered that all names were once new? Now's the time for Brooklyn. In some 100 years it'll be a perfectly acceptable traditional name. There will be other new names in its place and no doubt bigots like yourself criticising them for being recent.
On a side note, I love how in America Brooklyn is so strictly feminine and then England just went ahead and decided that it's masculine there.
-- Chwala  3/14/2014
Terrible, terrible name that tries too hard to be "cool." I'm from NYC so this name just really seems incredibly embarrassing to me - like the parent was trying so hard to be edgy and fell flat on his/her face.
-- Anonymous User  5/17/2014
I really, REALLY like this name! It sounds pretty when it's used for a girl and cool when it's used for a boy (Brooklyn Beckham is an example of a boy who pulls off the name well). I don't mind when this name is used for either gender.
-- Anonymous User  7/14/2014
-- Anonymous User  7/19/2014
My daughters' name was not picked after a city (that I personally don't care to visit) or because it was popular (when she was born I did not know anyone or of anyone personally with the name) and we were most certainly not trying to be trendy. We simply just wanted to honor three separate members in both our families with one name "Brooklyn Faith" With the intention of calling her Brooke.

She, however, at the age of two, demanded to go by Brooklyn, and could even spell it. I'm proud of my Brooklyn and she loves her name even 5 years later.
-- Anonymous User  9/20/2014
Naming your children after a place where the great majority of people come from low class families and have nothing better to do but to shoot and murder one another. Lovely...

I'm EMBARRASSED for my own country that this is ranked at #28. :S
Er, it shouldn't even be in the top 1000. Brook\Brooke and Lynn separate are fine but Brooklyn is just utterly tacky and is a name that would attract a teen mom.
Brooklyn, even as a name, is low class. Sorry but it is.
-- ThatMazerunnerfan  10/11/2014
My name is Brooklyn and I am extremely proud of my name because of the meaning behind it. My great grandmother was born in Brooklyn Heights. I would never associate myself with people who thought less of me because of my name.
Peace out.
-- Zonkey Wonkey  12/10/2014
This name is just the worst. Brooklyn actually means "broken land" and, well, it's freaking Brooklyn! I think of the city and I think of meat heads and people are naming their daughters after a meat head city. Gross. Don't do it if you want her to ever get a career in something other than Mary Kay sales.
-- Anonymous User  12/13/2014
I'm really surprised at all the negative comments on this board... my name is Brooklyn, and to this day when I tell people my name they tell me it's beautiful. I have even advocated to my husband that choosing a unique beautiful name MATTERS so much to a child's self-esteem because of my experience. I felt like I couldn't say my name without a flow of compliments. Just a little bit of positive for the parents out there that are considering it!
-- nameobsessed  2/17/2015
Love Brooklyn! Call her Brooke for short. If you're a baseball fan or love the Dodgers the name will suit your daughter well.
-- LV51sfan91  4/5/2015
In the early 1980's I named my DOLL Brooke, after my Dad's colleague's daughter... I later changed it to Brooklyn to be weird... like, I'd name my doll something NO ONE would ever name their kid. Lo and Behold 20 yrs later people are naming their daughters BROOKLYN? Seriously? Please stick to Brooke. And not what I named my DOLL when I was EIGHT!
-- Anonymous User  5/25/2015
I found some of these comments extremely rude. My first name is Brooklyn after the Brooklyn Dodgers. I think it's a beautiful name, although I do go by my middle name which is Ivy.
-- BaseballBDodgers  8/16/2015
I like it better for boys. My son's name is Brooklyn and he loves his name.
-- Anonymous User  8/22/2015
In Brazil, Brooklyn is considered a masculine name.
-- Anonymous User  8/24/2015
Brooklyn is a unisex name and my son's name, he loves it. We're not white trash (as a previous commenter so eloquently wrote), we're hard working honest people with respect for others. A name is not the making of a person, the way they're brought up and their values is!
-- NikkiRey  8/27/2015
One Direction's stylist's daughter's name is Brooklyn.
-- Anonymous User  9/14/2015
I really like this name on a girl (I don't mind it on a boy either but I think it sounds too girly for a boy)! It sounds awesome, trendy and fun. It reminds me of New York which is one of my favorite places in the world. I definitely recommend this name to people!
-- Anonymous User  9/14/2015
Pronounced "Brooke-Lin".
-- Anonymous User  9/14/2015
I like this name. Sometimes I wish I had this name so I could say, "never to fear, Brooklyn is here!" If you don't know, that's a Newsies quote :). Anyway, my reasoning for liking this name is different, but nonetheless I like it. One of my favorite combos is Francesca Brooklyn.
-- actingfun  10/9/2015
My name is Brooklyn. I'm a girl and I've always loved it. I hate it when people call me Brook though, and I only let my closest friend call me Brookie, even though I still wince at the name.
-- Anonymous User  12/12/2015
This name is just laughably bad.
-- Anonymous User  12/26/2015
Tacky unsophisticated bogan name.
-- Anonymous User  1/23/2016
"Broken land"? Ugh, I don't understand the adoration for this basic, white trash name.
-- Anonymous User  2/15/2016
Originally a male name, as seen by Brooklyn Beckham.
-- LMS  3/25/2016
I love this name, even after consideration of the ridiculously rude comments. I'll still be naming my daughter Brooklyn Olivia when she arrives this summer.
-- Sosha  4/18/2016
My name is Brooklyn Elizabeth. Elizabeth is my middle name. I only get called Brooklyn. I do not think my name sounds trashy and skanky and personally everyone I know named Brooklyn is not skanky or trashy. I have gotten top grades all the way through my whole entire school career. I am 18 years old and my parents didn't even name me after the city. My parents didn't even know it was a city. So stop calling people unoriginal for using the name Brooklyn because I wasn't named after some trashy New York city. I personally think that my name is very beautiful and I don't understand how it doesn't sound good as Brooklyn not Brook and Lynn because Brooklyn is a name why would you name your daughter Brook Lynn. That would be like naming your daughter Emma Lee when there is an Emily name.
-- Brooklyn_baby  4/19/2016
My name is Brooklyn and I have always gotten comments on my name and I'm 24 now. My parents did not name me after the city. I am from Brazil and I moved here 8 years ago. I have always loved my name and my friends, such as people named Ashley, Reagan, Holly, Sidney, Jayden, and Olivia, have always envied my name and wanted it. As a girl who has gone through a deep depression and self hatred it always made me feel better when someone complimented my name. I think it is a perfect name and it will always get compliments.
-- Anonymous User  4/19/2016
Strongly, strongly prefer just Brooke. This name sounds tacky and immature, not like the name of someone who will grow up to have a serious career.
-- RoseTintsMyWorld  5/10/2016
This name is so cool.
-- namefan5000  5/22/2016

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