Tuesday, 19 January 2010

Unisex Names

UNISEX ~ (defined as suitable for both sexes or not distinguishing between sexes) names have in the past been a popular movement amongst Hollywood however, is on the decline recently. Is this because names are not following tradition anymore and are not being classified as "boy" or "girl", "male" or "female"? Unisex names in the past have typically been a female taking on a more masculine name in a feminine form as many names derive from the same source. Alex for example can be Alexa, Alexandra, Alexander etc. This is also true as many names have taken on a different spelling to make them more feminine such as Camryn as opposed to Cameron. Other names start out as surnames and make their journey into a masculine first name and then are used a feminine first name such as Jordan or Bailey.

  • August (Garth Brooks' daughter, Lena Olin's son)
  • Bailey (Melissa & Tammy Etheridge's daughter , Anthony Edwards' son)
  • Dakota (Melanie Griffith & Don Johnson's daughter, Melissa Gilbert's son, Chuck Norris' son)
  • Dylan (Robin Wright & Sean Penn's daughter, Mia Farrow's daughter, Michael Douglas and Catherine Zeta-Jones' son)
  • Elliot (George Stephanopoulos & Ali Wentworth's daughter, Robert De Niro's son)
  • Finley (Corbin Bernsen's son, Holly Marie Combs' son, Angie Harmon & Jason Sehorn's daughter)
  • Jessie James (Sean "Diddy" Combs' daughter, Jon Bon Jovi's son)
  • Jordan (Leeza Gibbons' daughter, Bono's daughter, Tyson Beckford's son)
  • Mason (Kelsey Grammer's daughter, Josie Bissett & Rob Estes' son)
  • Morgan (Clint Eastwood's daughter, Mark Pinter & Colleen Zenk's son)
  • Noah (Billy Ray Cyrus' daughter, Jason Alexander's son)
  • Rowan (Raine Maida & Chantal Kreviazuk's son, Brooke Shields' daughter)
  • Riley (Holly Marie Combs' son, Howie Mandel's daughter)
  • Sage (Tracey Gold's son, Lance Henriksen's daughter)
  • Sam (Charlie Sheen & Denise Richards' daughter, Michael J. Fox & Tracey Pollen's son)
  • Zowie/Zoe (David Bowie's son, Lenny Kravitz & Lisa Bonet's daughter)

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