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Mason is a handsome and noble name and I love it for a boy as a normal male name. Mason is so strong as a name. I know it’s becoming unisex, but I’m having trouble imagining this masculine name on any female. I don’t detest Mason as a girl's name though. While there are several feminine names that wouldn’t suit a boy, almost anything could suit a girl. This boy name on girl trend is kinda interesting. I actually think a girly girl with the name Mason is more interesting than with the name Sophia, because with a strong masculine name on a girly girl, it twists the plot of the personality. It’s like a boy stuck in a little princess. Mason is good as a boy's normal name, while okay as a usual girl's name. I wouldn’t name a girl Mason without making her very girly because that just reflects the entire gender of the child. While I prefer Mason as a boy name, I don’t think I would use it as a girl's name, maybe for a female character.
caseynames6229  12/16/2018
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I am a girl given the name "Mason" and I don't really like it because of how it sounds more masculine than feminine...

Also, fun fact, my mom let her teacher name me...

That's fine, I guess...
― Anonymous User  12/7/2018
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Personally, I think this name is better suited on any boy or man. I can’t picture it on a girly girl and it wouldn’t suit that girl. Not even a tomboy or edgy female. But I think a girly girl with a masculine name like Mason makes things interesting just like a tomboy with a girly girl name like Sophia. In fact, I think Mason would be a cute, unique, and rare name to give to a girl. On a boy, it’s a boring, plain, overused name, but still suited. I don’t even want to give my son a unique boy name like Sophia since it’s like naming a girl Mason. If I named my daughter Mason I would, but go with a feminine middle name so she doesn’t have trouble in the future. I like boy names on girls a bit since that trend has grown on me. But sometimes I like girls with boy names that have girly middle names so that all the traditions on behalf of their gender is in a special place :)
caseynames6229  11/13/2018
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Mason Evans Jr. was the main character from the Richard Linklater film Boyhood. Also, the Gravity Falls character Dipper Pines' real name is Mason.
― Anonymous User  11/7/2018
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I like Mason on a girl, but not a boy! Probably because the May- sounds so feminine like Mae. So it’s more feminine than masculine. I don’t know, I just love Mason on a girl so much, but I don’t like it on a boy at ALL! I think it’s better for a girl rather than a boy! I’m thinking about naming my daughter Mason Elizabeth. I believe all males should have strong male names. Females can have delicate AND strong names!
― Anonymous User  11/4/2018
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In 2018, 3 is the most common age for an American (U.S.) Mason who is registered male with the Social Security Administration. It is the 394th most common male first name for living U.S. citizens.
― Anonymous User  10/15/2018
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Although I think it sounds nice in a phonetic sense, occupational names aren't strong enough to me and I wouldn't want my child associated with freemasonry.
― Anonymous User  10/3/2018
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It’s unique for a girl, but I love it on a boy! I didn’t even know it was unisex! Cute name though!
― Anonymous User  9/22/2018
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I know I saw two comments of Mason as a good girl name and a bad boy name. Probably because the roots of the name Mason are forms from the roots of the two unisex names Madison and Addison, and they're both popular for girls, and it’s true. Though I looked at the popularity chart for this name Mason and I saw no record for girls. It’s okay to give girls masculine names rather than boys feminine names. But you can name your child whatever you want. I’ve known Mason as a boys' name, but it sounds cool as a girl's name too! Just like rare girl names such as Casey, Hunter, Caden, and even Cody. Also Logan. Good night!
thisnameshouldbegirl  8/31/2018
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Really popular right now, and I dislike occupational names. This name is even worse on a girl.
kayisforkeen  8/29/2018
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This is the best name ever.
Red Sox 50  8/23/2018
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“Mason is a perfect girl's name and it sounds terrible on a boy.” Are you high?!
Casey is more of a girl's name than Mason but I respect your opinion. You don’t really mean it! You’re just saying that because you’re a female named Mason. I don't know! Maybe it does make sense. Who knows?
― Anonymous User  8/6/2018
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Awful name (probably got siblings called Taylor, Paige, Jayden...) You can just envisage the family the bearer comes from - dim as ditchwater, poor, boring, yee-ugh, with all the names in the world, who would saddle their poor kid with this?
ukdaffodil  7/2/2018
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Mason Ramsey, from Golconda, IL, was caught on camera yodeling in a Walmart store in March 2018. Within a few days videos of his performance collectively garnered over 25 million views and he became a viral sensation and internet meme.
XYKLONE  5/6/2018
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I read somewhere Mason is slated to be the new Mike of frat boy names. That sounds about right.
― Anonymous User  4/30/2018
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I don't like it. Mace is also an awful nickname, it means heavy metal headed club with spikes. Its also too common because of some Kardashian... who wants to use this name?
― Anonymous User  11/18/2017
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Excuse me, I think that Mason is a well known boy's name. Whoever wants to name a girl Mason, just needs to chill out. Mason is a fresh boy name.
merlin wordsworth  10/30/2017
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As a nonbinary teen I love this name! Good for all genders, though I had no idea it was so popular. Oh well, still gonna change my name to this.
― Anonymous User  10/13/2017
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I wonder... would those people who like this name for girls name their son Emily or Sophia?
― Anonymous User  8/26/2017
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Mason is a perfect girls name and it sounds terrible on a boy.
― Anonymous User  7/5/2017
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In my opinion, this name seems more like a surname than a given name.
Tatumarore  6/3/2017
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Mason is the protagonist in 'The Gardener', a book by S.A. Bodeen.
― Anonymous User  5/18/2017
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I've never been very fond of the whole "surnames as first names" trend (other than maybe Jackson); but I think the rise in popularity of Mason - particularly in the U.S. - is less connected with its use as a surname or occupation (or... Freemasons), and more with its similarity to Jason. Jason used to be hugely popular, and it seems like people got tired of Jason, but there was this similar name just lying there, so parents gravitated toward it. I predict the same will happen with Aidan and all its sound-alike names; people will get tired of hearing it, and all of a sudden we'll see a bunch of little Adrians running around.

That said, I'm not fond of Mason already, because of the whole "surname" thing, but also because its most popular nickname, Mace, is something you spray in assailants' faces in self-defense.
erb816  3/4/2017
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I don't like the name Mason. It's a surname and gross I think.
Charleyboobear  1/22/2017
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Mason is my name and I happen to think that this name is fantastic and the idea of it just being a simple name for a worker is bland and tasteless, we spend almost our entire lives working so titles of jobs carry a lot of weight and can be used in names, the name truly originates as this website puts it from the old English way of saying "to make".
― Anonymous User  1/12/2017
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The popularity of this name is disgusting. And the only reason it is popular is because Kourtney Kardashian used it for her son. I don't recommend it. He'll just be another Mason.
ERK  10/20/2016
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Yikes! This name is way overused now.
Luvbug86  9/21/2016
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The name Mason was unfortunately given to 91 girls born in the US in 2015.
HerculePoirot  6/15/2016
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I don't particularly like this one. I'm not sure why, as it's a perfectly good name, aside from being incredibly tryndee and rather immature sounding. I think I just don't like the way it sounds; reminds me somewhat of "medicine." Other than this and it's commonness, like I said, it's a fine name for a boy.
RoseTintsMyWorld  5/11/2016
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Everyone's hating on the name Mason for a girl but I would just like y'all to know that I'm a girl and my name is Mason, so don't y'all be going off and hating on my name because it can be used for both genders, not just guys. Girls can have it too or I wouldn't be here with the name Mason. Just wanted y'all to know.
― Anonymous User  4/13/2016
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My surname is Mason. I do find it bizarre that children are given this as a first name. Why would you call your child "stone-cutter" or "builder"? Don't understand at all. To me it represents part of my ancestry. My ancestors carved headstones, maybe even built cathedrals. Why you would associate yourself with that if it wasn't your heritage is beyond me.
Huytongirl  12/25/2015
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I think the name Mason is nice. Whether people choose to spell it Mayson, Masen Masin is irrelevant if you like the name and you choose it it's completely up to you and everyone else comments shouldn't make a difference! Who actually decided Mason gets spelt that way anyway! I think being a little different is nice.
Ashleigh 91  11/5/2015
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I love the name Mason. My twenty year old son is named Mason and ever since he came into this world I nicknamed him Mace. He will forever be my "Mace".
These comments are interesting. My belief is "to each their own" and unfortunately we are given a name when we come into this world and it is never our own choosing unless we choose to change it legally when we are older.
With that, as children we are always vulnerable to kids being mean regardless of our name. Mean kids will be mean kids because it stems from issues within the kid who chooses to be mean. It is important to explain this to your child. It is not you or your name, it is the mean kid looking for attention because their foundation is very unsteady.
I love the variety of names that I seem to hear more of lately. When I hear an unusual name, I assume there is a meaning;a reason; a story; that is important to the parent and is the reason for naming their child that particular name.
But regardless, we are more than just our name. Kinda like a title to a book, which is really irrelevant because it's understanding what's in the inside that matters most.
AutumnNights24  10/12/2015
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I think that this name is used way too much, especially in English-speaking countries, and should never be used for girls.
Tsminda2004  10/6/2015
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I have to say, I'm not really a fan of this name. I don't particularly like surname-type names as first names on the whole, although I suppose Mason might make a good middle name. Personally, it just makes me think of Freemasons, Mason jars and stonemasonry.
IsolationHedge  6/12/2015
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It's an OK name.
LV51sfan91  4/11/2015
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I think Mason is an okay name, but it's too popular right now for my tastes. Jason is a less popular choice, and I think it ages better, too.
hkols  11/4/2014
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My little girls' middle name is Masen. I don't know what peoples' issue is with it being used for a girl. It's really not that masculine a name.
mumtoprincesscandc  10/28/2014
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Nickname (for one of my fictional characters): Mace

That might be common, but I don't see it anywhere in this article or comments.
Sabertooth  10/5/2014
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Why oh why is this tacky, trendy sounding name so popular!? D: Smgdh... It makes me (obviously) think of the dreadful associations of Freemasons & Freemasonry. I despise and loathe the horrific, ugly name Mason.
― Anonymous User  8/18/2014
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You know what, I've changed my mind about the name Mason. I've gotten over what I originally slated it for. It's unfair to take my frustration of Freemasonry out on this name. Most people have innocent intentions when picking this name for their child. Plus the meaning of Mason isn't actually bad or anything. So, my sincere apologies to all Masons & to those who love the name about my previous comment! Forget what I said. I think Mason sounds pretty cute, adorable and handsome and I get its appeal. 。◕‿◕。.
― Anonymous User  3/16/2015
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Mason the chimpanzee is a character in the Madagascar films.
― Anonymous User  7/21/2014
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I heard some co-workers talk about naming their kid Mason, but the wanted to change the spelling--add an I--to quote "make him stand out". I pointed out that it would make it 'maison', the French word for house. That had very little impact since they weren't really talking to me anyway, but I didn't know whether or not to strangle them or turn them into the Common Sense Police or what.

So essentially they're setting up a child and everyone who runs into him for some awkward explaining and, should they run into me, lowered expectations. When I see spellings that are twisted unreasonably far from the expected spelling or worse, spellings that pervert the actual pronunciation, I assume the person is as dumb as the person that named them. I know it's unfair, and I'm easily proven wrong, but considering how easy it is to spell Mason the right way with 5 letters, I have to assume that Maison--6 letters-- got his name because his mom was too dumb to know any better.
Mooderator  10/19/2013
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Pushing the negative associations aside (and, believe me, the list is nearly endless... it's trendiness is only the surface of the quandary), I think that Mason has an amiable, warm sound to it. It is handsome and durable, but simultaneously young, peripheral, and childlike (which, in my opinion, is unfavorable, and should be considered by parents looking at the name).
Francesca  7/29/2013
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The name Mason was given to 80 baby GIRLS born in the US in 2012...
Oohvintage  7/18/2013
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I don't get why this is so popular with all of those negative associations. Free Masons, the trashy Kardashians. I'm not anti unisex names but this one is even more awful on a girl.
SlimHobbit  4/2/2013
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Eh. I guess it's better than some made up kre8yve name, but it still screams "TEEN MOM" to me. And the fact that it's #2 now because some Kardashian named their kid Mason... Ugh. Whatever happened to naming your kids after family members?
mrose19  2/15/2013
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I don't get how everyone fell in love with this all of a sudden. Is Kourtney Kardashian's kid really that important? I've even heard of at least one where I live! Plus it makes me think of Freemasons. Well, at least it isn't one of those recently created names like Nevaeh or Jaden.
Buneary  11/21/2012
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We named our son Seth Mason. It's a handsome strong name for a handsome strong man. And no, in the 23 years he's had this name, no-one's ever mentioned Mason jars. Anyway, most people I know who use Mason jars don't find them silly or funny at all. Like their namesake, they are simple, strong and useful.
leananshae  9/18/2012
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"Like their namesake, they are simple, strong and useful..."

Did you really mean to say, "Simple...!?"
Sabertooth  10/5/2014
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In response to Sabertooth:

Mace was a popularly used nickname for Mason after the birth of Mason Disick, son of Kourtney Kardashian, who is more commonly known as "Mace."
LMS  10/11/2014
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Such a teen mom name. Ugh.
Sky.  7/14/2012
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I heavily dislike the name. Mason is an ear worm to me, and I find it incredibly infantile. Even worse are the variants. Masen, Mayson, Maysinn.
Black_X  7/10/2012
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Mason Jennings (born 1975 in Honolulu, Hawaii) is an American singer-songwriter.
― Anonymous User  6/1/2012
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Mason Walker Crosby (born 1984 in Lubbock, Texas) is an American NFL football player for the Green Bay Packers.
― Anonymous User  6/1/2012
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I don't think it's THAT bad. In fact, I kind of like it. It's friendly.
― Anonymous User  5/26/2012
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I think this name was overused about 10 years ago. I used to like it, but I just don't like it anymore.
GibsonGirl  9/7/2011
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To be honest I never liked this name at first, but when I became pregnant with my youngest child I fell in love with it and I've never met another boy named Mason in England.
charlottexx  7/31/2011
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I can only think of Call of Duty: Black Ops when I hear this, So it sounds so silly to me, like naming a kid Reznov. XD

Anyway, not recommended.
FlakyMatt  6/11/2011
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It reminds me too much of the fact that members of the Freemasons are called Masons. As a result, it gives me the creeps.
keepitreal  1/16/2011
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Mason Lockwood is a character in the TV show and books "Vampire Diaries".

(Before I'd seen Vampire Diaries I really disliked this name because I could only see an old grumpy grampa or a redneck with this name, but now I see a really hot man instead! I like this name now!)
― Anonymous User  12/24/2010
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I like Mason for a boy and a girl, as well, I actually know two young girls with this name and they themselves are very feminine and popular.
― Anonymous User  6/3/2010
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Although it's on its way to become the new Jason, I love this name.
Alora  4/17/2010
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A famous (sort-of) bearer is the fraternal society the Freemasons.
― Anonymous User  12/5/2009
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Love this name, definitely would use it on a kid - but a boy, though. It's a boys' name. If someone chooses to use it on a girl, obviously that's their choice, but I don't think it would work. And it's opening the poor kid up to a lot of teasing for having a male name. Would stick with this spelling, though. This trend of messing up the spelling of names needs to die out.
ILoveAllThePoison  8/20/2009
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Definitely a boy name. This is horrible for a girl.
phanny3282  6/8/2009
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I like the name and I think that it would be weird to be a girl and be a Mason. That's weird I'm telling you!
Bekowzero  4/29/2009
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I think Mason is an awful name for a boy. Nobody's son deserves to have Mason as a name, be it first, middle, or last. On the other hand, I love Mason as a girls name. I don't understand why girls can't have a strong name.
― Anonymous User  3/7/2009
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The person who said
“I think Mason is an awful name for a boy. Nobody's son deserves to have Mason as a name, be it first, middle, or last. On the other hand, I love Mason as a girl's name. I don't understand why girls can't have a strong name"
should have this opinion respected. I know it sounds extremely weird, but that’s because she’s wants to give children the opposite sex names.
― Anonymous User  9/22/2018
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Mason Capwell, played by Lane Davies, was a very popular character on the now-defunct (1984-93) soap opera Santa Barbara. I wouldn't doubt this is the time period during which the name began its increase in popularity.
faye  1/24/2009
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Edward Cullens, from the book Twilight, real last name is Mason.
outsiders_fan  4/19/2008
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This is a boy's name! It's too strong for a girl. I love the name and want to name my son this.
― Anonymous User  2/7/2008
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An absolutley vile name to curse a child with.
― Anonymous User  11/3/2007
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I had absolutely no idea that this was getting popular. I think it's ugly for either a boy or a girl.
queenv  9/30/2007
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This is an occupation and a surname, you ninnies! Give your son a real name!
johann14  9/25/2007
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Mason O´Neill is a character from the TV show "It´s All Relative". He was played by Lenny Clarke.
Karcoolka  9/9/2007
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Nice, strong boys name, but I prefer it as a middle name. When I hear the name Mason, I automatically think of this restaurant in Colorado Springs called "The Mason Jar".
joanie2007  8/9/2007
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American actress Melissa Joan Hart & musician Mark Wilkerson are the parents of a boy, Mason Wilkerson, born on 11th January 2006.
Karcoolka  6/6/2007
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Nice boys name but not very nice girls name in my opinion. I don't get why people are using classic traditional boys names. It may be a new society and people want to be more unique compared to earlier generations but these names should stay masculine.
― Anonymous User  4/19/2007
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I do like this name for a boy, but I like it much better as a last name.
libbygirl  11/20/2006
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I agree that this name being used for girls is completely wrong. It's a very masculine BOYS name, and there is no justification for it being used femininely. I have seen such butcherings as Maysun, Maesyn, Maicen, Mayssyn, Maisynn, Maesynne, etc, on girls.

I just wish that the "Boys-Names-On-Girls" trend would come to an end. Names like Mackenzie, Emerson, Madison, Addison, and, yes, Mason (and it's variants) shouldn't be used on girls whatsoever.
Pheadirean  8/29/2006
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My son is named Mason and I find it very masculine and handsome. I detest the new trend of giving this name to girls. It's just so very masculine.
Kitten  5/17/2006
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I have to agree, this is not a good name for a girl. It is very masculine.
― Anonymous User  6/12/2006
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Mason is a nice boy's name. Popularity has increased greatly on it. He may get called Mason Jar though.
― Anonymous User  4/26/2006

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