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I hate my name Peyton. I just came out trans to my mother and she said she didn't support. I told her I changed my name to Jay which means win or victory and I love that. She got mad and I told her the name Peyton was popular from 2008-2015. She got my name from a movie she watched. I try to tell myself that it's a good name and whenever someone calls me it breaks me. I'm having my school change it and I hope my mother knows you aren't defined by your name or how you look. It's about what's on the inside that counts, and you probably heard that too. But it's true, I look at people and I look into them at the personality. So if your name is Peyton or Payton I don't care cause it's about what are you like on the inside.
My name is Peyton and honestly I just go by CC (because those are my middle and last initials) not because I don't like my name, but people are so rude it makes me wanna scream about my name! Imagine having my name and people rejecting you because of it! It's not fair, parents choose their kids' names because it means something, so stop saying "stupid name" and all your overused comments. Don't judge someone because of their name please, someone literally told me "you're really pretty, but I don't like your name". IMAGINE HAVING TO LITERALLY GET REJECTED BECAUSE OF YOUR NAME! You're so inconsiderate, honestly. If I met some of these commentors in real life, I would slap them as hard as I could. A NAME IS A NAME IT DOESN'T MAKE YOU UGLY! All names are beautiful and have meaning.
I really like this name. I don’t care if it’s trendy. Peyton is a girl’s name in my opinion. I personally wouldn’t use this name for a boy. It’s popular for girls, so there’s no going back. I haven’t heard this name in a while, so I’m assuming less babies are being named Peyton.
This name is definitely unisex even though I like it better on a girl.
So my name is Peyton and I like it. It sounds fine for girls, it is just weird on boys. It doesn't work with an A but it would be fine with a E so. It is fine leave it at that.
The "e" looks bad in this name; I prefer Payton.
My name is Peyton and I hate it. Everyone calls you Peyt or Paytatochip. Just imagine growing up with "PEYT, COME DO YOUR HOMEWORK" or "PEYT, PLEASE GET THE DOOR" so silly in my opinion, also many people hate it on a girl, moi the girl hates my silly name.
Peyton Coffee is a famous bearer of this name.
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I don’t even like this name in general. But Peyton is better than Payton in my opinion.
Not a fan. This was overdone as of 15 years ago!
Peyton looks better than Payton, but I really don't like this name.
Peyton on a girl? No thanks. Peyton fits in perfectly with Jayden, Kayden, Hayden, and all the other dumb -den names that these parents are using nowadays.
Wonderful on a girl! I can't imagine this name on a boy, though. My favorite spelling is Paityn!
Don't like it for a boy, but most certainly not for a girl either.
Hello my name is Peyton and I think this name works for a boy and a girl but I am a girl and I don’t see why people hate this name just because of a certain individual your name does not have an effect on your personality.
If someone's name was Bobby and you met a spoiled kid who’s name is Bobby you can’t just hate the person because of it. But personally I love my name so much and I’m so lucky to have it but it can get really annoying when people pronounce it wrong. Some of my teachers pronounce it Pey-en or people say pey-ton but it is firmly pronounced pey-tin even though it is spelled PEYTON the letter O is pronounced as an I.
Love this name! Where I am from this is solely a boy's name or last name. I have met so many boy's with this name and they are all adorable/handsome! I also always hear everyone calling them Peyton Manning! I see boys and men with this name and it is the perfect name it ages well. It is strong and masculine; would love for someone to try and explain how it sounds anything other than strong and masculine... Not a darn thing feminine about it. I would not want to be a girl with this boyish name. All the famous Peytons are men anyways. I love this name!
Peyton Kaye Evans is a dancer known for starring on “Dance Moms”.
Peyton List is a girl who played Holly Hills in Diary of a Wimpy Kid about 12 years ago.
In 2018, 2 is the most common age for an American (U.S.) Peyton who is registered female with the Social Security Administration. It is the 1, 003rd most common female first name for living U.S. citizens.

In 2018, 3 is the most common age for an American (U.S.) Peyton who is registered male with the Social Security Administration. It is the 1, 056th most common male first name for living U.S. citizens.
The only Peytons I personally know are bratty hick kids. Normally an association wouldn't throw me off so much but looking into the definition it doesn't seem to have any real meaning. I would go with something stronger.
Sounds feminine to me.
Peyton / Payton...it's one of those names that don't tells me anything. I don't understand the hype. The writing and the sonority is ugly to me and not even the meaning is incredible. It's MEH for a boy and terribly rough and heavy for a girl. There are thousands of other better and more beautiful names, in my opinion.
I don't understand why this name is so trendy. To me, it sounds extremely tacky and sounds like someone named their child "painting." Uh really? Peyton is the best spelling though, that I must admit. Peyton beats Payton hands down. Payton just looks like 2 words thrown together.
It's too easy for names that end in "ton" or "tin"--Peyton, Sutton, Martin--to be pronounced lazily--Pay'n instead of PayTON. That would always bug me if this was my name.
Peyton came 60th in Canada for popularity of names in 2015, dropping down by 25 from 2014.
I find it to be ugly and childish on any gender. I especially don't understand the appeal for girls, since Peyton Manning, a man, is the most popular association for the name.
I am the fourth generation of male "Peytons" in our family. We're just regular anglo-americans. It's not good or bad, just a nice tradition. Fine for boys or girls, as you wish. I would not ascribe bad qualities to someone because of a name.
Famous bearers of the name Peyton.

Male: Peyton Manning-quarterback
Peyton Meyer-American actor
Peyton Clark-American actor
Peyton Hillis-football player
Peyton Thompson-football player
Peyton Randolph-American founding father
Peyton March-former U.S. army chief of staff
Peyton Siva-basketball player
Peyton Reed-film director
Female: Peyton Roi List-American actress
Peyton List-American Actress
Peyton Kennedy-TV actress
Peyton Mabry-cheerleader
The name Peyton is masculine in meaning (warrior and fighting mans estate) but also goes well for a girl when spelled Payton. Those of you on this forum who don't like the name because you are associating it with a specific individual need to direct your absurd comments to the parents who raised that "spoiled-brat" because the name "Peyton" isn't responsible for the outcome of that particular child.

I just welcomed Peyton IV into the world and I know he will carry the family name (of over 100 years) with class and respect of others. If you don't like the name, that is your opinion, but don't be so narrow minded on your reasons why.
Peyton is a strong name, for boy or for girl. I do not think it is a stolen boys' name for girls. It is androgynous and widely recognized as such. I love this name and discovered it via a rescued collie dog bearing it. I named my tiny red-eared slider Peyton to give her confidence and something to really live up to, so she'll grow:) It fits her perfectly. As for humans, I agree it is kinda boyish for girls and girlish for boys which is too bad considering it's popularity. I think it is stately as opposed to bratty as it has been seen in younger people.
Reminds me of a really preppy, feminine woman from the south that loves monogrammed everything, Lily Pulitzer, college football, church and her Yorkie named, "Bella".
Peyton Farquhar is the main character in the short story The Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge by Ambrose Bierce.
My sister's name is Peyton Rebecca (Rebecca being my mom's name) and I think it can be very pretty on girls, but too girly for boys. Other middle names for it that I like are Alexis and Elizabeth. Some sibling names that would be cute are Carson or Autumn.. maybe Parker?
I can't stand Peyton spelling on a girl! Use Payton or Paityn. The a is more feminine.
Peyton List (Born: April 6, 1998) is an American actress and model.
Not a fan. It sounds kind of bratty.
My daughter's name is Peyton and I absolutely love the name. when I was choosing this name for my daughter everyone hated it, even her father, but I wouldn't budge and now everyone is used to it and came around to the name and wouldn't change it for the world. Her middle name is Daisy which I think goes together really nicely. We pronounce it pAyton, her nickname is Pey, a lot of people can't say Peyton though they pronounce it as Peynton which is annoying.
Not for a girl or boy, really. Too girly for a boy, too boyish for a girl. It's an okay name, and I know SEVERAL people who do like it. Point is, it's not my favorite, but if you like it then, you like it.
I have a sister named Peiyton. I think Peiyton (or however you want to spell it) is a good name, but sometimes it's hard to pronounce. Sometimes it just sounds like PAY-IN. And the "t" is silent. But we all have nicknames. Peiyton is sometimes "Peiyte (Pate)".
I don't care much for this name, but I do believe that it should not be used for girls. Just the look of it, as well as the sound of it, seems masculine.
Hate it. I have known only one Peyton, a boy that I went to school with. He was such a spoiled brat. I could never like this name. I have always thought of it as a male name.
I don't like it on either sex, though if you MUST use it, it is best kept for a male. It's just plain ugly for a girl, and it screams "mommy wanted to give me something she thought was cutesy but never thought of what it would look like when I'm thirty."
There is an NFL running back named Peyton Hillis.
I’ve never known a male Peyton. I like the name, but the girl named Peyton that I met was a true snob. Which is probably why I’ll never name a daughter this. Sadly. It really is such a pretty name.

But, like Brittany and Ashley, I prefer this for girls.
I really like Peyton on a little girl. My neighbor is planning to name her new little girl Peyton Riley. I think Peyton is a sweet name. And it works for a boy, too. Plus, I absolutely adore Peyton Manning! :D
I absolutely LOATHE this name! It sounds so tacky and is becoming far too overused!
Sounds like an elitist, snobby upper-crust country club name. I can see a kid with this name being extremely entitled and bratty.
I am not a fan of this name. I think it sounds like a last name and lacks personality. There are definitely better names out there, ESPECIALLY for girls.
Just sounds like a spoilt vacuously minded brat or soap opera trash.

I first heard it in that thriller The Hand That Rocks The Cradle and thought the ugly surname sounded fitting for a psychopath.
This is a stupid name. For one thing, it is exclusively masculine. Next, it is a name that is mostly used by either yuppies who spoil their children or dumb football fans who worship Peyton Manning.
Boys name! To me at least. Not a darn thing feminine about it.
It's all right, nothing too spectacular. I think Peyton looks better than Payton, for either gender. I guess my accent ruins the name for me, I seem to pronounce this PAY-nn, with a very slight t sound in between. Weird!
This is a pretty good name for males, especially with this spelling, but not for females. It sounds too tomboy-ish, and it wouldn't sound very good on feminine girls or young women who don't happen to be somewhat androgynous or indie rocker-like. It also sounds a bit trendy to be a spunky name for young women like that, and it's certainly not good for more mature (that is, older) women.
I like this name, but I prefer it spelled Payton.
I love this name for a girl, even though it's rising in popularity (especially for girls) I think it still sounds wonderful!
I named my six-year-old adughter Peyton Kelley. I think it flows nicely, and besidess Peyton Manning how many BOY Peyton's do you know? I know 1 boy and 6 girls, not counting my daughter.
The frequent use of this name for girls in the United States seems to go back to the character named Peyton played by actress Rebecca DeMornay in the 1992 film "The Hand That Rocks The Cradle."
We found that Peyton could mean "aggressive" on other research we did. Quite appropriate given the amount of kicking our baby girl (who bears this name) did in her mother's womb!
We also learned that Peyton is related somehow (don't know exactly how) to the name Patrick - which is my middle name, so very appropriate to name my child this.
Not sure why but I like this name for a girl.
I love the name Peyton. This is a great name for a boy. It's one of those names that's being stolen for girls just like Madison, and that really annoys me.
This name sort of reminds me of a horse. Other than that, I really like it.
I am finding that where I live Payton is used more for a girl and Peyton for a boy.
I think that Peyton is an awesome name, because Peyton Manning, quarterback of the Indianopolis Colts is awesome. I'm a Patriots fan, but I gotta admit, he's pretty good.
Peyton Randolph was the President of the First Continental Congress.
Peyton Place is a 1956 novel by Grace Metalious. It was filmed in 1957, and also adapted into a soap opera which ran from 1964-1969. Peyton Place has become a synomnym for a gossipy, sordid place.
Peyton Sawyer is a female character on One Tree Hill.
Peyton Manning, great quarterback for the Indianapolis Colts, is a famous bearer of this name.

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