That's interesting - I never heard/saw Loren (with this spelling) before I met DH. It's his dad's middle name, and his grandfather's first name. There is also a little boy at our church named Loren. Never seen/heard it as a female name. Wonder if it's regional? Or if it started with one gender and switched, like Robin and Ashley? BabyNames lists it as gender neutral.
Anyway, we don't get particularly worked up about ideas of gender .... there are days I wish I could just like gender-neutral names and leave everyone guessing!