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Nah, doesn't appeal to me, unhandsome and very not cute.
This is so cute and I also really like Gracelyn.
Grayson Perry UK cross dresser and artist.
I'm English and I have a different opinion than some of the Europeans here at least. I like it when Americans use this name or other European surnames unconventionally, we are one big European family and though we have scattered across the world we can connect through names and shared ancestral identity :)))
As a Northern European it intrigues me that Americans use such names meaning "son of..." as first names. I do not mean to suggest it never happens here but I can assure you that it is unusual.
I understand it to be American European immigrant culture to use surnames as given names. We occasionally do it here, Grayson Perry for example, but it's a much less common practice. I don't think it's a problem for Americans to do this as they have a unique situation and it should be respected.I particularity don't like if working class Americans are being ridiculed for having/choosing European surnames as first names. The USA is a mixture of so many immigrants really and they have every right in the world to feel connected to the places their ancestors lived be they Europe, Africa or Asia.
We ARE connected. With that said surnames should preferably not be given as first names here because traditionally speaking we use surnames to identify ourselves and provide information. Surnames are fundamental in family research and they give us details about our ancestors' lives such as where they lived/were born/occupation etc. It's somewhat trendy and cheesy when done over here.
Man, this name is HANDSOME!
I never got the appeal of this name. It sounds ugly.
Nice, I like the nickname Grey and also like the name Gaston.
I have noticed that Americans use British, Welsh, Scandinavian, Scottish etc surnames as first names. To give you perspective of how strange it seems to an outsider imagine Smith, Walker or Garcia as first names. Many surnames such as Grayson, Johnson etc are patronymic and mean "son of..." and they tell a story of where the family is from and even what they did for an occupation for example Baker or Clarke but a name loses this quality and roots if it is chosen as a first name simply because of how it sounds.
Perhaps it is because I'm Scandinavian, but I will never understand the American urge to use surnames as first names. -son names are surnames!
A famous bearer is actress Grayson Hall (1922-85), best known for her Oscar-nominated role in The Night of The Iguana (1964) and for her work in the gothic soap opera Dark Shadows (1966-71).
I love this name! OMG! It's so cute. I am pregnant with my 3rd and planning to name her Gracen Rose! Honestly I think it's an adorable name.
If your name is Grayson, please don't listen to those people who said this is trashy, ugly, etc. I respect your opinion, but the hatred this name gets just has gone too far.Note: I hate it on a girl, though. The spelling Greyson is awful too!
I like it but I don't think I'd name my child this. It's a little too WASPy sounding. I'm sorry, Graysons of the world, you know I love you darlings, but it's just too WASPy!
Everyone who is saying it ends in son and therefore can't be a boy name, well here is something for you
Stop gendering names, in some form ALL names are unisex. If a parent likes John on a girl and Elizabeth on a boy then so be it. Stop targeting people, what if a kid decides to change their gender. I personally like it for both genders. All names are unisex, a name doesn't define a person.
I don't like it at all.
Grayson County, Kentucky.
People are saying it's too masculine to be a girl's name, which I can see where they're coming from, but I know a girl named Grayson and it's really fitting, except it's spelled Gracyn, that's a more feminine way to spell it.
You say Grey-Sun Not Gray-Son.
Don't like it at all. Sounds dull and harsh and it is also supposed to be a surname (the only surname I like as a first name is Wyatt)
My cousin is named Grayson and I know a girl named Grayson, I don’t see why you guys think it can’t be a girl's name, that’s just like saying Alex can’t be a girls name. Anything can be a name if the parents like it!
Not very attractive on either gender. Naming your daughter Grayson is like naming your son Emily.
I don't like this name at all.
We've just named our boy Grayson. I'm a big Batman fan though so we've named him after Dick Grayson, the first Robin.
I've heard this on a girl?
It’s unbelievable that this is one of the most common names in America. I mean, it’s so unattractive!
Grayson Dolan is a famous youtuber who is in a Youtube group called the Dolan Twins.
I never heard someone use Grayson as a girl name but now hearing it, I think it's a good name for a girl.
I like it better than Gray...
Unlike Madison, I’m so used to Grayson as a boy’s name. Reminds me of that young boy with that name who got bullied just for liking My Little Pony. I don’t mind it for a girl, but I prefer it for a boy.
My name is Grayson and I think it's a great name. I'm a girl and I don't care y'all think it's a boy name, but you could at least not be so negative.
In 2018, 2 is the most common age for an American (U.S.) Grayson who is registered male with the Social Security Administration. It is the 1, 358th most common male first name for living U.S. citizens. In 2018, 3 is the most common age for an American (U.S.) Grayson who is registered female with the Social Security Administration. It is the 5, 047th most common female first name for living U.S. citizens.
Every name that ends with 'son' actually means 'the son of...'. Sorry girls.
I'm sorry for girls with first names ending with "son". There is a reason why Grayson is intended to be a boy's name. Enough said.
My name is Grayson and I am a girl. Do you know how many times I've introduced myself as Grayson online and had people ask if I'm a boy? I'm over it. Look, if anything my name is making a statement. As I came out of my mother's womb, I broke barriers. My name is GRAYSON and no I am not masculine. And even if I was, why would anyone care? My name has no correlation to who I am on the inside. Yes, I don't mind being called "Grace" or "Gracie" because those names are nice and I like those nicknames.
I'm a female and my middle name is Grayson. I'm kinda indifferent to it. It's a long dead surname in my family, so I guess I'm a bit attached to it. The whole thing with people being mad that you can take out the r and make it "Gay son" makes me laugh. Chill out, people. It's 2017. Nobody gives a rat's tail about that anymore. Grow up. It's a great name for many reasons, including why I have it. Don't hate something just because you can rearrange the letters to something you don't like. You can turn almost any word into another. Just chill out.And then people being angry girls have the name. Seriously? It's just a name. And again, you don't always know the story behind the reason the person has their name. For example, I know a girl named Grayson who was named after the person who saved her pregnant mother from a burning building. Back off and let people name their kids what they want.
Grayson is an amazing and strong boy's name. For a girl, I prefer the spelling Graycen (it doesn't have 'son' in it, and Grace is a possible nickname). I think Graycen for a girl is a great alternative to the common boring name Grace.
Grayson Spencer (male) is a character in the Silver: The Book Of Dreams Trilogy by Kerstin Gier.
My DAUGHTER is Grayson. I loved the name the first time I heard it. No need to be so negative and mean.
Wait, parents are actually naming their daughters Grayson?! Grayson is a boy's name and doesn't sound feminine AT ALL!
Grayson Dolan, internet personality and twin brother of Ethan Dolan, has this name.
The name Grayson was unfortunately given to 168 girls born in the US in 2015.
A trendy surname plucked out of the phone book. It really is an annoying trend, and I can't see why this one in particular is racing up the top 100. It doesn't even sound good in my opinion.That being said, if you're going to use this name, please use it on a boy. It's bad on a boy but hideous on a girl; look at the obviously masculine meaning.
This name is a bit of a guilty pleasure to me, mainly because I associate it with Dick Grayson, aka the superhero Robin. However, I also admit that I find it to be rather childish and too much of an obvious trendy name. On a girl it just looks like you're trying too hard to give her an original name, and failed miserably due to the obvious masculinity of the sound and meaning. I prefer the much simpler color name Gray, which actually CAN be used on any gender.
Famous bearers include the fictional character Richard "Dick" Grayson, the alter-ego of the superheros Robin/Nightwing from DC Comics Batman series.
I disagree completely that the -son ending alone makes this name strictly masculine. Think about Allison or Madison. I think it sounds nice for both genders.
Way too trendy and you take the R out and you are left with 'Gay son'At least use the Greyson spelling.
I agree with the anonymous user above me. Grayson does bring to mind, Gay son. If you must use this name, for the sake of your son regardless of him being gay or straight, use the Greyson spelling. He will later thank you. I personally think there are far better names out there anyway.
My aunt named her daughter this. I'm going to guess that it won't always be seen as a purely masculine name.
Yuck. This name is too modern and tryndee for my tastes. It sounds tacky and unpleasant. I don't understand why it's so popular all of a sudden. Why not just still to good old Jason?
177 people actually named their DAUGHTERS Grayson in the US in 2012.
I love this name, but the meaning bothers me for some reason.
Alan Grayson is a Florida congressman.
A famous bearer is Grayson Perry (born 1960), a British artist.
I suppose it's an okay name for males. Not terrific, but not horrible. On a girl, however, the name is hideous and tacky. How can it be a feminine name when it has a very obvious masculine meaning: "SON of the steward"? Unless your daughter is also your son, I suggest you back away. If you really like the sound of this, go with Grace.
This is a city in Georgia, between Athens and Atlanta.
The only 2 Grayson's I've met were a boy, and a girl. I don't really care for it, it sounds like "greasin".
As a surname, Richard "Dick" Grayson. Dick is best known as the first Robin, sidekick to Batman and founding member of the Teen Titans, but he has since grown up and now goes by "Nightwing".
Grayson is such a cute origanal name but as you get older, it seems babyish and playful. My brother is named Grayson.
Really handsome name. I usually don't like names that end in -son because of the gender confusion, but I really like this one.
I really like this, but only masculine and with the original spelling.
Ooooh it's sooper doooper kewt. It is frigging depressing as is the "feminine" Gracen.
I have a (female) cousin named this but she spells it Graycen. I thinks it's pretty and more feminine that way. It works for both genders.
I think it is a very youthful name and when you are young it is a very popular name to most people but when you get older you might wish you did not have that name because it is so youthful.
A famous bearer is As the World Turns actor Grayson McCouch who plays Dusty Donovan.
Grayson is a name that has started to grow on me. I have seen it used for both boys and girls and it is starting to be used more often.

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