When we decided on a name for my first little girl, Harlan, it was so exciting. Harlan is my mother-in-law’s maiden name and when I heard it, I fell in love. As soon as I found out it was a girl, we called everyone and told them our name choice. Everyone that we told loved the name but said that they have typically seen it used as a boys name and not a girls name. Obviously the name had great significance to us and I thought it sounded like the perfect girl’s name even if it was a “boy’s” name.
When we found out we were having another girl, I wanted to use another family name. Unfortunately there weren’t many that I really loved except for Avery. Avery is my grandfather’s middle name. It’s also the middle name of my little brother. Again, it was another “boy’s” name.
I never planned for my girls to have names that are typically seen on boys, but I fell in love with them and that’s what we decided. We gave them very girly middle names, Grace and Rose, so that they do have some femininity to their full names. I really do love the trend of giving boy names for girls. I’ve collected 30 of my favorite names that are typically seen on boys but would make great girl’s names too!
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