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Michael for a boy or a girl Kelly McCloskey Due November 7; 3 kids; Anoka, Minnesota 27 posts
16th May '13

What really makes a name specifically for a certain gender?
I want to name my baby Michael for the middle name whether it's a boy or girl.

tinana+2 TTC since Nov 2013; 2 kids; Staten Island, NY, United States 29537 posts
16th May '13

Is there a reason why you want to do that?



go here: (feminine is Michaela)
http://www.behindthename.com/name/michaela

vagina. 3 kids; Titz, No, Germany 30921 posts
16th May '13

Society. And the meaning of the name.



Why not a more..idk feminine version of Michael for a girl?
Makayla?

Kelly McCloskey Due November 7; 3 kids; Anoka, Minnesota 27 posts
16th May '13

My most favorite person in the entire world is named Michael :D

мɑkɑnɑni 1 angel baby; ~, FL, United States 65264 posts
16th May '13

Etymology. Michaela is the feminine form of Michael.

linsα most, CZ, Czech Republic 30103 posts
status 16th May '13

Meaning, origin, heritage, ect.



Why not use Michaela for a girl?

Kelly McCloskey Due November 7; 3 kids; Anoka, Minnesota 27 posts
16th May '13

Because Michaela would have no meaning to me. If I use Michael it will be for personal meaning. If I don't use Michael then I would just choose a different middle name for a girl completely unrelated to the name Michael.

tinana+2 TTC since Nov 2013; 2 kids; Staten Island, NY, United States 29537 posts
16th May '13
Quoting Kelly McCloskey:" Because Michaela would have no meaning to me. If I use Michael it will be for personal meaning. If I ... [snip!] ... If I don't use Michael then I would just choose a different middle name for a girl completely unrelated to the name Michael."


So you'd rather give a hypothetical daughter a boys name, and try to explain to her a selfish reason for doing so? :? IMO some names work for both, some just don't.

Tara plus 3! Due October 10 (girl); 3 kids; 1 angel baby; Missouri 2773 posts
16th May '13
Quoting Kelly McCloskey:" Because Michaela would have no meaning to me. If I use Michael it will be for personal meaning. If I ... [snip!] ... If I don't use Michael then I would just choose a different middle name for a girl completely unrelated to the name Michael."



Oh my.

Iyahna :^P Southern California, CA, United States 12725 posts
16th May '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting mαkαnαni:</b>" Etymology. Michaela is the feminine form of Michael."</blockquote>




This.My cousin named her daughter this after her late father.

Kelly McCloskey Due November 7; 3 kids; Anoka, Minnesota 27 posts
16th May '13

I personally think the first name is the most important. I also don't find it selfish to name your child after someone, but that's just me...

Devil Duckie 3 kids; New York 48700 posts
16th May '13
Quoting Kelly McCloskey:" My most favorite person in the entire world is named Michael :D"


and I'm sure HE would appreciate the gesture for your son. However, do you realize how much of a giant pain in the ass it is to carry a boys name when you're a girl???



With as many beautiful and strong girls names out there, you'll be doing your daughter a huge injustice if you smack her with a boys name.



Be a little creative, but don't be cruel!

мɑkɑnɑni 1 angel baby; ~, FL, United States 65264 posts
16th May '13
Quoting Kelly McCloskey:" Because Michaela would have no meaning to me. If I use Michael it will be for personal meaning. If I ... [snip!] ... If I don't use Michael then I would just choose a different middle name for a girl completely unrelated to the name Michael."


It's essentially the same name.

Kelly McCloskey Due November 7; 3 kids; Anoka, Minnesota 27 posts
16th May '13

I was hoping that it wouldn't be such a problem because it would be the middle name and the first name would be a girls name.

tinana+2 TTC since Nov 2013; 2 kids; Staten Island, NY, United States 29537 posts
16th May '13
Quoting Kelly McCloskey:" I personally think the first name is the most important. I also don't find it selfish to name your child after someone, but that's just me..."


I absolutely don't find it selfish to name a child after someone either, ESPECIALLY a middle name. However I think you need to consider that the child will use the name, you will not. You'll use the name for the first few years when you're announcing her, and that's it. She'll use it for life.

I remember all through school being embarrassed of my middle name (it's Rose, no big deal). I wouldn't want that for my child. Do you think kids will care that it's a name after her mom's such-and-such, an important person in her life? Probably not.