Slater Sounds Off: Gender-Neutral Baby Names
Parents have always tried to keep up with the times and come up with unique or interesting baby names. But now more than ever, unisex names are the big trend.
Fads come and go, and I'd be nervous that I'd scar my kids for life!
Here are 2015's most popular gender-neutral names, according to BabyCenter.com:
According to BabyCenter, “As usual, baby names are reflecting a larger cultural shift. Millennials are an open-minded and accepting group, and they don’t want their children to feel pressured to conform to stereotypes that might be restrictive.”
Yes, no, maybe so, but shouldn't you let THE CHILD figure that out on their own? I'm pretty sure most kids don't feel "restricted by stereotypes" until they're older...not sure what their name has to do with that.
The other issue for me is that most of these names aren't "unisex." They are boys' names given to girls. You can't name your son Elizabeth and then say it's a "gender-neutral" name. If you like a name, fine...but don't just intentionally give your kid a weird name because you want them to be different.
How do you feel about "gender-neutral" baby names?