Thanks for any help...I feel like I've been stuck for a few weeks now.
Names are sooooooo hard, we don't have a clue of what we want to name this baby yet.
I think Tyler is fine for a girl... but you're talking to someone who loves Dylan for a girl. :grin
I like unusual names too.
It can be really hard to find two names that you like equally! I didn't really feel sure about one of our boys' names until after he was born (even though we named him at about 23 weeks gestation). I wished I had felt as excited about it as I did about his brother's name, but of course now it's hard to imagine either of them with any other name!
Good luck and CONGRATS on the twin girls!!
Mindfully mothering SIX kids (ages 5, 6, 8, 9, 11 & 11) in a small house with a lot of love.
I didn't like masculine names for girls at first by my girlfriend named her twin dd's Dayle Alexandria Rian & Kyla Gabrielle Morgan....some of those are versions of male names & I love how she put a kind of twist on them. I like Chase a lot. Would you spell it differently than the "normal" way?
could start a new trend though
Further, once a boy's name becomes popular for girls, it is FOREVER locked in as a girl's name, and any boy with that name would be ridiculed.
Something to think about.
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I also agree with PP that you might get people thinking you have twin boys, which could be really annoying.
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If you are looking for unusual, I wouldn't go for a usual/popular boy name for your girls. Maybe an old fashioned Girl name with Masculine NN potential: Charlotte/Charlie (as pp mentioned).
However, in the end, our/my opinion doesn't matter and what matters is yours. Good Luck
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AJ (5/03), Evan (12/04), Ilana (11/06), Olivia (2/09), and Unity (8/2012)
How about Reese as a first name? I'd prefer Taylor _____ and Reese Alexandra. I just find Taylor and Reese to be more unisex names than Tyler and Chase (which really sound like boys' names to me). I think your older DDs' names sound like girls' names as well.
As far as I know, Reese is a girl's name and Rhys is a boy name? I'm not good with "gendered" stuff..I get really confused!
I don't think mom and dad were going for different (even tho my sister Donna's name was almost D'esty--not Dusty, D'esty!)
There are WONDERFUL reasons to name a girl a boys name...
1. People think you are male--in the business world this was a big bonus for me! People thought I was male and when they find out I'm female it kinda takes them by surprise and knocks them off their kilter a bit...thus putting me in control of the situation to start. Example...interviewers...they almost always were a big flabberghasted, so I felt a bit more comfortable being in control of the situation!
2. People remember your name! Just like anything 'unusual,' people will remember you better...the only negative to that is that people always remember me, but I have a hard time remembering their name!
3. Boy names 'work'--if the girl is ultra feminine, the boy name is 'cute'...if the girl is a tomboy, the boy name 'fits'
4. Conversation starters! People always thought Bobbi was short for Roberta or Barbara...it is not short for anything...I'm officially 'Bobbi Jean Julian' (maiden name)...so I could act 'southern' and go by Bobbi Jean, or just be "Bobbi" or even "BJ" I tell people that I was the last child born...and my folks had 3 girls...so I was their last chance for a boy...and dad is Robert...so I am named after him...really starts a great conversation...
SO...in a nutshell, I am very 'pro' boys names. I never was made fun of for having a 'boy' name...even tho in the 70s it wasn't overly popular like it is now... I would REALLY like to name a girl 'Sunny'...but my dh isn't going for it (I tried it with my dd who ended up being named 'Carly')
The only time I was made fun of is when I started to get big boobs and people called me 'Boobie' instead of 'Bobbi'...but again it got me attention, and I loved attention (baby of the family!) heehee
I really love the name Addison that someone posted but maybe that is because I once was a nanny for a little girl with that name. I think it is great since it is a boy's name that isn't super popular for boys like Tyler, so it has the advantage of a boys name without any of the disadvantages of being too popular.
It'll be fun to see what you decide and so exciting to welcome twins into the world. I'm an identical twin myself :-)