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Middle name opinions?

Discussion in 'Gender Identity and Expression' started by DreamerBoy17, Jan 23, 2016.

  1. DreamerBoy17

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    Strange as it sounds, I was sitting in the car yesterday when I had an epiphany about what my middle name could be. My middle name has been something I've been thinking about a long time, and when the thought hit me, I was just like "Yes! This is what it should be!"
    (Which is actually what happened with my first name too :lol:slight_smile:

    Cody Emerson (last name is one syllable)

    What do you all think?
    I've always loved the name Emerson, but it seems too serious sounding for my type of first name, and if it was my first name, people would call me Em, which reminds me too much of my birth name. So it seems fitting for a middle name. Also, no middle name option so far has struck me as so right as this one. It's like, damn, I found the one. :grin:

    Cody Emerson
     
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    The name means "son of Emery''.

    I think it sounds really cool together, flows nicely.
     
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    I like it. Makes me think of Emerson, Lake & Palmer :slight_smile:
     
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    The one thing I was worried about, after researching on baby name sites, is that it's more of a feminine name? What do you guys think? Would it be a good middle name for a guy?
     
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    Honestly, I think it sounds unisex. I like the ring to "Cody Emerson". Though it's still your decision to make.
     
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    It has a nice ring to it. :slight_smile: <3
     
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    I think that it's not really girly at all. It's more like a soft boy name. Like on a scale of 1(boy) to 10(girl) it's about a 3 in my opinion.
    Reading what you post and knowing a LITTLE about your personality I think it really works for you and I love it!
     
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    I've only ever heard Emerson as a boy's name and I think Cody Emerson sounds great together.
     
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    Sounds lovely!
     
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    That sounds natural. Good luck with your transition!
     
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    I think that it sounds like a great name! As long as you like it, the femininity of it does not matter in the end. I chose the middle name Ashton, which can also be unisex.
     
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    I'd also like to point out the same thing. The unisex NATURE is totally fine. I chose Caelyn because it has been used by either sex at one point or another. It's seen most commonly as female, but can be seen, in some way, as representative of the masculine roles I've played once upon a time. They changed me. Why wouldn't I want to have a name that represents me, fully, and accurately?
     
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    Sounds like the perfect middle name for you! :grin: With my middle name I basically chose the male version of my current birth middle name (I went with Mitchell).
     
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    I'm not familiar with the concept of middle names, but this has a nice ring to it.

    Also, I don't think anything with ''son'' at the end of it is feminine sounding (for purely terminological reasons). Anyway, when I chose my second name (Alexandri, for the city), it was also a gender neutral name, so yeah. Though, I admit that here, you can go your whole life without knowing your second name because it is on your birth certificate and nothing else.
     
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    Thanks, everyone! ^_^

    I really love the name combination. The neutrality of Emerson doesn't bother me at all. This one might be a keeper.
     
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    I've only heard Emerson as a boys' name, unless it's shortened to Emery
     
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    I like it! It doesn't sound feminine to me. :slight_smile:

    I'm female and yet my mom named me Emily Willard _____. It's a family name and I like it even though it's a guy's name. It's definitely raised some interesting questions from people, but who cares.

    Good luck!!
     
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    I think that sounds fantastic. It's pretty cool name imo. And with the -son suffix, I'd have a hard time seeing that as a feminine name. But well, I've met a girl called Ryan so anything can go but... I'd see it as unusual as a girl's name and certainly not feminine.
     
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