You may not realize, but with the popularization of names like James and William for boys, you are actually naming your child after a girl’s name.
This is one of many myths debunked in this blog post about 3 D Boy Names. Myth #0: Boys can’t wear pink. This is false, boys can and should! Pink has been a popular color for girls since the 19th century but it’s only recently become more widely accepted among men as well. It’s an equal opportunity hue that everyone deserves to enjoy. Myth #00: You have to name your son after someone you know or that was in the family lineage before him; this isn’t necessariliy true. If we’re being honest here, unless you are royalty then there will be no other person with his exact same set of genes on Earth so he doesn’t need to carry on any specific last names if they’ve already died out by now (see: King George VI).
-Myth #00: Boys can’t wear pink. This is false, boys can and should! Pink has been a popular color for girls since the 19th century but it’s only recently become more widely accepted among men as well. It’s an equal opportunity hue that everyone deserves to enjoy. Myth #00: You have to name your son after someone you know or that was in the family lineage before him; this isn’t necessariliy true. If we’re being honest here, unless you are royalty then there will be no other person with his exact same set of genes on Earth so he doesn’t need to carry on any specific last names if they’ve already died out by now (see: King George VI).
-Myth #01: Your son can only be named after a family member. No, this one’s not true either! You are allowed to name your child whatever you want so long as it doesn’t offend the norms of society (aka no Adolfs or Osamaas) and is legal in your home country. Myth #02: Boys need masculine names while girls get cute ones. NOPE! This myth would have been more accurate centuries ago but these days there are plenty of ways for parents to find gender neutral options when choosing their children’s names (eep!). Kids don’t care about what they’re called anyway; if anything all those extra syllables just make learning how to spell their name that much more difficult.
Myth #03: You need to wait until your child is born before naming them. NOT TRUE! Woah, we’re already on myth number three? It’s probably best to avoid giving a toddler an entirely new identity by changing his or her name after years of being called something else but it’s not necessary at any point in the process to allow time for baby brain (aka forgetfulness) or anything like that. In fact you can even make up names if you want–names are just sounds and letters anyway so there really isn’t one right way to go about this whole thing! But, remember that once a child has been given a legal name they usually keep it forever so choose wisely..
Myth 02: You should wait to name your child until you know the gender. NOT TRUE! Not true at all, my friends because there are plenty of perfectly lovely names that can be used for either sex and it’s really not a big deal which one someone chooses in this regard. It could even end up being fun to come up with two options or more just to see how they sound together (or what reaction each may get from friends/family).
Myth 01: Boys have no unique first names if their last is John or Jane. FALSE! This myth has always been so silly but I’m glad we’re getting into the debunking phase now–what makes this myth false? Well, there are lots of other names that are both unique for boys and happen to be the same as a name of someone’s last who is also male.
Myth 03: Most people don’t pay attention to what names they’re giving their children because it doesn’t matter too much in the end. FALSE! Definitely not false, my friends–let me show you why this myth has been debunked by looking at just one small example for each side (meaning there are many more). For instance, let’s say we take two identical twins, Nadia and Niels; but Nadia had always gone by her nickname from when she was younger while Niels never did so his full first/middle/last name ends up being on all of his records. Say now they both get married–well, their children’s last names are going to be different because they have the same first and middle name.
Myth 06: Boys don’t use their full names until after puberty or when it becomes less embarrassing for them to do so. FALSE! In fact, many boys may not legally change their surname from what was given at birth to the one that comes from a marriage or adoption. But why is this myth wrong? Well, let me just say that I’m glad you asked (I know I would’ve if someone else had). The answer lies in these two words: maturity level. You see, most men mature faster than women; yet there are those who are still immature by age 16 while others will stay that way until they are 30 or 40.
Myth 07: Boys who have the same first and middle name can’t legally change their last names after marriage. FALSE! This is a common misconception because it isn’t true in every case, but I’m going to reiterate that adults mature at different rates (some slower than others). So if one man has an immature side while another doesn’t show maturity by age 16, then this myth would be false for them as well–yep, even when both men had the same first and middle name on record. Just like how you can find two people with the same set of DNA that don’t inherit all of the genes from mom and dad because these guys matured differently; so too does this
Myth #24: You can’t name your son “John” because it’s a girl’s name.
A shocking number of people out there believe that you cannot give a boy the same first and last names as his mother or father, but this is not true! In fact, one in three boys born in America will bear his parents’ shared surname at some point in their life (even if they’re not related by blood).
To illustrate my point, I wanted to share with you all the American presidents who bore both their mom and dad’s family surnames during their time on office – including George W., Jimmy Carter, Andrew Jackson and Calvin Coolidge. And now we have Barack Obama whose daughters are named Sasha and Malia, both of which are traditionally female names. Myth #25: You cannot name your son “Brian” because it’s a girl’s name. Boys can also carry the same middle name as their sisters – and in fact this is actually an interesting way to break up two families with too many boys or girls bearing one last name! For example, America’s first president George Washington was born with his father’s family surname (Washington) and shared his mother Ghee Ballaugh Tobias’ maiden surname (Bushrod). His brother John inherited Bushrod while he took on Washington for good luck. And that worked out well for all involved; especially when he founded our great country we now call home! So