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!!Katie!! 1 child; Tennessee 2794 posts
20th Dec '12

Ooooh. Emerson Olivia is pretty!

LolaMcKitten Due May 30 (girl); 27 kids; Beverly Hills, California 15496 posts
20th Dec '12

I fail to understand why this name is being used for females. It's so blatantly masculine and hideous for a poor little girl.....I hate this trend, can't wait for it to be over. And no...it is not unisex, not even a little - just because it is trendy for a girl does not change it's etymology.

Raωkeℓ 1 child; Costa Rica 8257 posts
20th Dec '12
Quoting LolaMcKitten:" I fail to understand why this name is being used for females. It's so blatantly masculine and hideous ... [snip!] ... be over. And no...it is not unisex, not even a little - just because it is trendy for a girl does not change it's etymology. "


In my opinion, I agree with you. But OP adores this name & has been in love with it for a very long time- so I don't really see changing her opinion when it's her baby and a name she adores.

✩BG Addict +2 2 kids; Ohio 24439 posts
status 20th Dec '12
Quoting !!Katie!!:" I think too many people would pronounce that "Em-uh-line". Which isn't cute. If I was to use that name (which I wouldn't, because I'm not really a fan) I think I'd go with Emmalynn."

i agree. i like the name (Em-uh-lyn) but not (Em-uh-line), but that is how it's correctly spelled.

LolaMcKitten Due May 30 (girl); 27 kids; Beverly Hills, California 15496 posts
20th Dec '12
Quoting Raωkeℓ:" In my opinion, I agree with you. But OP adores this name & has been in love with it for a very long time- so I don't really see changing her opinion when it's her baby and a name she adores."


Don't care - it's not appropriate for a girl and she needs to think of her daughter's future before her own personal sense of style.

✩BG Addict +2 2 kids; Ohio 24439 posts
status 20th Dec '12
Quoting LolaMcKitten:" I fail to understand why this name is being used for females. It's so blatantly masculine and hideous ... [snip!] ... be over. And no...it is not unisex, not even a little - just because it is trendy for a girl does not change it's etymology. "

well then Behindthename.com is incorrect. it's marked as Feminine & Masculine...which was odd to me because of the definition of Emerson.

LolaMcKitten Due May 30 (girl); 27 kids; Beverly Hills, California 15496 posts
20th Dec '12
Quoting ✩BG Addict✩:" well then Behindthename.com is incorrect. it's marked as Feminine & Masculine...which was odd to me because of the definition of Emerson."


Over the past year, behindthename has gotten increasingly crappy. They have added a bunch of senseless, made-up shit.......so effin annoying.

✩BG Addict +2 2 kids; Ohio 24439 posts
status 20th Dec '12
Quoting LolaMcKitten:" Over the past year, behindthename has gotten increasingly crappy. They have added a bunch of senseless, made-up shit.......so effin annoying."

really?? hmm i haven't noticed at all...but i'm not on there that much.




do you know a better website to look at?

LolaMcKitten Due May 30 (girl); 27 kids; Beverly Hills, California 15496 posts
20th Dec '12
Quoting ✩BG Addict✩:" really?? hmm i haven't noticed at all...but i'm not on there that much. do you know a better website to look at?"


Honestly? Not really. I have a ton of books that I've invested in, but in general, websites suck. As a general rule, if it says "masculine and feminine" - it's really just masculine. 99.9% of the "unisex" names floating around the internet are masculine names being shoved on girls. Hawaiian names, nature names and a select few Hebrew names are unisex, and that's about it.



Every culture has clear gender roles and that passes onto names. I don't think that moving the name from masculine to feminine really blurs those gender lines at all - it just gives little girls masculine names. If the trend went BOTH ways, it might be different, but as it stands, there are still very obvious double standards (girls can be masculine but god forbid boys be even a little feminine). It's also culturally insensitive and looks very uneducated.

Lucky_me Due June 7; 18 kids; Mattoon, Illinois 1107 posts
20th Dec '12
Quoting LolaMcKitten:" Honestly? Not really. I have a ton of books that I've invested in, but in general, websites suck. As ... [snip!] ... can be masculine but god forbid boys be even a little feminine). It's also culturally insensitive and looks very uneducated. "


Remeber when i asked for people to not be hateful!! I would rather my daughter have a somewhat masculine name than being rude and insensitive.. clearly the name doesnt define a person! I literally can not almost stand this site anymore people need to get off their high horses and find things better to do with their day then be rude to people!

LolaMcKitten Due May 30 (girl); 27 kids; Beverly Hills, California 15496 posts
20th Dec '12
Quoting Lucky_me:" Remeber when i asked for people to not be hateful!! I would rather my daughter have a somewhat masculine ... [snip!] ... this site anymore people need to get off their high horses and find things better to do with their day then be rude to people!"


How was what you quoted rude? I provided information - it's your own prerogative to let it get to you or effect you in any way.

Raωkeℓ 1 child; Costa Rica 8257 posts
20th Dec '12
Quoting Lucky_me:" Remeber when i asked for people to not be hateful!! I would rather my daughter have a somewhat masculine ... [snip!] ... this site anymore people need to get off their high horses and find things better to do with their day then be rude to people!"


I don't feel that it was that rude, I wouldn't get too offended by this site, worse shit happens.



Not everyone was negative in this thread; don't focus on what you feel was rude if you're going to be upset, but the help people are trying to give you.
:)

Meli4 Due May 21 (boy); Illinois 74 posts
20th Dec '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting Lucky_me:</b>" Remeber when i asked for people to not be hateful!! I would rather my daughter have a somewhat masculine ... [snip!] ... this site anymore people need to get off their high horses and find things better to do with their day then be rude to people!"</blockquote>




I agree people come on here to simply ask for opinions and some people act so rude personally I like the name Emerson male or female and if u want to spell it Emersyn for a girl go for it Ikind of like it just my opinion

LolaMcKitten Due May 30 (girl); 27 kids; Beverly Hills, California 15496 posts
20th Dec '12
Quoting Meli4:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Lucky_me:</b>" Remeber when i asked for people to not be hateful!! ... [snip!] ... I like the name Emerson male or female and if u want to spell it Emersyn for a girl go for it Ikind of like it just my opinion"


Lol - anytime someone isn't agreed with, they get all butt hurt and claim people are rude.

Elle&Cole 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Rio Rancho, NM, United States 23753 posts
20th Dec '12

Lol gotta love lolamckitten ;) OP don't worry about it she just hates boy names on girls. We fight about my dds name, Elliot. It's all in good fun! I think Emerson is lovely for boy or girl! :