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Did You Give Your Daughter a Masculine Name?

Move over Judge Judy! You may have agonized over coming up with an inventive name for your daughter, but your little miss Ryan, Kelly, or Riley may be headed for the high court. That's because a recent study has found that females with masculine names are more successful in law careers than those with girly-girl monikers.

Whether or not you intended for her to go into the law profession, did you give your daughter a masculine name?

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lady-T lady-T 7 years
my mum named me Toni. where i live it is eniterly a male name. people still find it a shock when i tell them my name especially older used to it now..growing up i hated it.. now i think i would like to name my girl with a name that could be used for both.. something like Alex, Max, Sam,
momxthree momxthree 7 years
Our daughter's name is Ryan. She loves it and so do we!
ajoy82 ajoy82 7 years
I love masculine names for girls. I have a masculine name and I've always loved my name. My name is AJ... not very many ladies named AJ :) If I have a little girl I plan to give her a masculine name.
DanniG DanniG 7 years
my daughters names are Sashi, Shuyler and my son's name is Rhys. I like names that r different but r not weird. Shuyler is unisex, but it fits her perfectly.
sylviamcdanyel sylviamcdanyel 7 years
We named her Charlotte, but call her Charlie. The other one is Ruby.
pinkprincess1101 pinkprincess1101 7 years
I love the name Kennedy for a girl of course only for the middle name.
Pets Pets 7 years
When I was little, all I wanted was a "girly name," preferably ending in an "a" — I love my name now, but still insist on having my entire (first, middle and last) name written on everything since, without it, people seeing my name could assume I was male . . . and my first-last also sounds like a law firm (no offense to law firms).
pinkprincess1101 pinkprincess1101 7 years
I love boy names for girls my daughters middle name is Renee if I were to have another girl her middle name will be Devin or Riley.
runningesq runningesq 7 years
I LOVE these names!! Quinn, Peyton, London, Alexandria. beautiful !
gigly_grl gigly_grl 7 years
haha I have a masculine name, and all it got me was a LOT of trouble when I was younger. Now it's still an occassional issue but a lot easier to work with (I like to think people are more open-minded)... never went into law though :)
FrankiLee FrankiLee 7 years
We named our daughter Tatum. I have absolutely adored it for years, and always knew if I had a girl, I would give her that name! She is definitely a girly-girl at this point despite her name, but who knows how she will turn out in the years to come. I love "masculine" girls names.
Zivanod Zivanod 7 years
Quinn was a name we were considering for our little girl. We know of at least 7 Riley's (all girls) under 5 so that name (which we like) is out. In the end, we will be going with a more girly name - Sadie, when she is born.
Kimpossible Kimpossible 7 years
Quinn is a great name. Admittedly I also associate it more with boys, probably from the song The Mighty Quinn? But still a really nice name!
babysugar babysugar 7 years
We gave our daughter a masculine name but when you say her full name, it sounds very girly. She's very feminine at this point in her life. Who knows what she'll be like in 10 or 30 years from now.
luckyme luckyme 7 years
Quinn was on our list, I love that one too. Then my cousin named his dog Quinn (coincidentally, a little girl as well), so we couldn't use it anymore.
Beauty Beauty 7 years
Quinn's a great name. Love it!
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