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Feminine Names for Boys to Top the Charts in 2024!

January 17, 2024 10:12 am in by

Get ready to welcome a new generation of boys with traditionally feminine names – it’s tipped to be THE baby name trend for 2024! The naming gurus at BabyCentre are predicting a shakeup in the gender norms of naming, forecasting a surge in boys’ names that have traditionally been associated with girls. Unisex names like Alex, Charlie, Jamie, and Jordan have been a big hit in the name game for a while now, but we’re set to witness a fresh twist.

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For years, we’ve seen parents challenge norms by bequeathing traditionally masculine names to their daughters, symbolising empowerment. Now, the tables are turning, with little lads getting a touch of femininity as parents strive for a softer portrayal of masculinity. Nameberry’s Sophie Kihm observes, “Opting for a traditionally feminine name for a boy was once viewed as a symbol of weakness, but not anymore!”

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The celeb world is already on board with this trend. Remember 2023, when Chrissy Teigen and John Legend introduced us to their son, Wren, or when Rihanna and A$AP Rocky revealed their boy’s striking name, Riot Rose?

BabyCentre predicts names like Hazel, Fern, Cleo, June, and Willow will soon be playground calls for boys. The name Sage saw a rise in popularity for boys in 2023, and they’re betting Willow will be the new sensation for 2024. Gender norms? They’re so last year!

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