Is it important to you what gender your baby will be? Maybe not with the first one, or even the second
or third, but after having three girls some couples want to try one more time to become the proud parents
of a baby boy. Or if there are three little boys walking, crawling and running around in the house, they hope number four might be a girl. For most parents, however, there is only one wish on their list: as long as the child is healthy, they are happy.
Today, the division of roles of boys and girls is not as strict. Girls ride around on motorcycles and join the army, while some boys try their hand at ballet and figure skating. That’s the fun aspect of newborn children: you never know what traits and characteristics they will carry inside and which one of these will rise to the surface later on in life. That makes it exciting to raise and guide them.
You can give your little girl a super feminine name and she can grow up to become a sturdy tomboy.
Or your baby boy can turn out to be less tough than you might have figured he would be when you gave him his overly masculine name. Whatever’s going to happen, you can’t just look into the future. The only thing you can do is rejoice in the new life that will enter your world, love healthy, prepare as best you can for the
delivery. There is also choosing a great name.
Some names are suitable for both boys and girls, and are referred to as ’unisex’. If you pick such a name
as a middle or second middle name, your child can always use it if they prefer something more masculine
or feminine than their first. A few examples of true unisex names are: Alex, Ashley, Chris, Jamie, Lee, Leslie, Robin, Cassidy, Courtney, Tracy and Lane.
Don’t choose a name that’s overly feminine or masculine. You can’t tell in advance what kind
of personality your child will have. Pick a name that’s still suitable if your girl turns out to be
a tomboy or your boy doesn’t grow up to be a “he-man”.
“I was convinced I would have a daughter. I even bought little dresses and put a doll in the crib.
On the ultrasound I didn’t discover anything that would indicate our child would be a boy either.
We were thinking of naming our little one Alexandra in memory of my grandma. A month before
I was due, I had a beautiful dream about a baby boy. One month later it turned out that it had
really been a portentous dream, because I delivered a healthy son with a full head of curly
black hair. We named him Alexander! Either way, we would have called the baby ‘Alex’!”
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