If you visit baby name message boards, one of the things that seems to ruffle feathers is using boy names on girls. Some people love it, some people hate it. Passionately. Another thing I’ve noticed is when using a boyish name, parents will sometimes change the spelling to “girl it up”.
Examples of this are the -yn ending changing Emerson to Emersyn, which also get rid of the pesky S-O-N (which means son of) or adding the - leigh spelling changing Marley to Marleigh.
I found birth announcements for a boy and a girl, both Peyton Avery, and a Presley Blake (boy) and a Preslee Blake (girl). It just goes to show that we all have individual tastes and that makes things interesting when it comes to baby names.
The boy names are listed first because sometimes it’s hard to tell.
Marley Lee Wayne
Marleigh Lou Grace
Pacey Preston Lane