You can probably tell by my kids names that I don't want them to have the same name as five other boys in their class at school. We thought long and hard about what to name them.
We picked Sage Andrew because Sage means wise and we want him to be a wise boy/man. Andrew is after his dad.
We picked Kolby Bo___ because I had nannied for a Kolby all through college and loved the name. Bo___ is my maiden name.
After naming Sage, we realized that it was a unisex name.
I was okay with that, at first. I mean, we can't rename him, especially now that he is 3!
But, here is what really bothers me. We met a couple out here and they are acquaintence's. We saw them only when our mutual friends invited us all to a bar-b-que or a birthday party.
They had a little girl this summer. They named her Sage. They too want her to be wise. Sophia also means wise.
We had laughed that we liked the meaning so much we could name a girl Sophia! Don't worry, Holly, we won't name our girl, Sophia, you already have that name in the family!
I was (ehem, maybe still am) bothered by this. I am irritated that they named their little girl Sage after meeting our boy Sage.
Am I justified in that?
At least, we will probably never see them again.
The problem is that boys names are difficult to pick and find and just when a cool, strong, solid boys name is found, a little girl pops up with the same name.
There are not too many names that are only boys names. There are a lot of girls names that are only girls names, so can't parents of girls just back off?!
I have a slight double standard because I thought it would be kind of cool to name a girl Andrew and call her Drew. But we aren't going to do that, I promise!