There have always been those parents who bucked convention by giving their baby girl a boy’s name — from George Eliot to Stevie Nicks. But while boys’ names for girls were once rebellious and rare, more and more parents are crossing the gender divide when choosing a name for a daughter. The vast majority of baby name books, websites, and name generators, however, still urge parents to choose between strong, tough baby boy names or pretty, delicate baby girl names. But, if you do a little more legwork and keep an open mind, you might be rewarded with the perfect “boy’s name” for your baby girl.
Some people expect girls’ names, to be sweet, pretty and cute, the kind of name that looks good written in curlicues, and for boys’ names to sound bold, strong, or stately. But we now understand that kids will develop an equally multifaceted personality whether they’re named Alexander or Alexandra. These days, girl names are boy names and visa versa. So, forget the outdated rules. Take a page from the other side of the baby book, and check out these traditionally “boy” names you’ll want to consider for your daughter.