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‘Post-Gender’ Names Are The Newest Trend In Baby Names

It’s time to jump aboard the gender neutral name train

It’s been brewing in Hollywood for some time, and it seems that ‘post-gender’ baby names have infiltrated the real world now too.

David and Victoria Beckham famously called their daughter Harper, Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds named their daughter James, Dax Shepard and Kristen Bell named their little girl Lincoln, and the list goes on.

Now according to baby naming site Nameberry, us regular folk are jumping on the gender neutral name train.  

“The old ‘Boy Named Sue’ idea of a boy being shamed by having a girl’s name is passing away,” said Pamela Redmond Satran, one of the founder’s of Nameberry. “Today, boys named Tatum feel as cool as girls named Rory, and vice versa.”

The site found that the number of babies given unisex names, eg. Harper, Tatum and Quinn, has risen 60 percent in the last decade.

According to their research, the most popular unisex names in 2015 were Hayden, Charlie, Emerson, Rowan and Finley.

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