Increasingly, parents choose unisex names for their children. There are those who choose it even before they know the sex of the baby, who prefer not to impose a gender identity on their children related to a boy’s or girl’s name, and of course, also those who choose a unisex name simply because they like how it sounds Or its meaning. Unisex names are neutral names or names that are used interchangeably by men and women in different countries.
Each year a list of the most popular names for babies is published. The customs have changed drastically to such a degree that parents do not consider calling their children names that are necessarily feminine or masculine, as they opt for a more neutral route with information from Harpers Bazaar.
Types of unisex names
There are different types of unisex names. What we might call genuine are those that apply to men and women in the same language, such as Trinidad or Cross, although some countries or regions may be more prevalent for one of the sexes, such as Guadeloupe.
On the other hand, are the names that are unisex in different languages, that is to say, they coincide of form but not of gender, as it is the case of Andrea, masculine in Italian but feminine in Castilian. They are also what sound the same, but they are written differently like Gabrielle in French, but Gabriel, masculine, in Castilian.
Especially in countries where there is no specific legislation for the inscription of names, it has become fashionable to put names that although they are masculine, they use women or vice versa. It is the case of names in English like Charlie or Jess. To curl more curls, there are brand names or stranger things like Instagram filters that inspire parents to name their babies. Many of them are applicable indistinctly for both sexes.
Faced with this situation, one of the most popular baby sites has updated its list of new unisex names that could be coming to become the most famous of 2017: