I hate gender "unclear" names. Hate hate hate. I don't get them at all, it seems like such a negative thing to do like you are burdening your child with a lifetime of being mistaken for the opposite gender, as well as being teased, a boy with a feminine name or a girl with a masculine name just seems wrong. (Examples: boys named Shannon or Kim, or girls named Ryan or Tyler.) Can someone please explain to me why on earth you would give your child a name that is not usually associated with their gender?
My brother and SIL are expecting, and their GIRLS name is Alex. Not Alexa or Alexis or Alexandra, just Alex. I personally hate it. Alex is a BOYS name! (Yes, I KNOW there is probably another girl out there named Alex, but it is still traditionally a BOYS name!) I can't tell them that of course, so I guess I just need some help accepting this boy's name for my niece. Can someone please help sell me on the benefits of a girl with a boy's name?