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New trend for girl names: Boy names spelled like girl names

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Love tomboy baby names? How to spell boy names for girls

The hottest baby name trend of the year is boy names for girls, such as Mila Kunis’ daughter Wyatt and Blake Lively’s daughter James. If you love this tomboy name trend, but still want a name that is girly for your daughter, check out how to change the spelling of boy names to make them sound more feminine.

Love tomboy baby names? How to spell boy names for girls

Giving your daughter a name that is traditionally thought of as a boy name is a fresh and modern take on baby names. As we mentioned above, Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher’s daughter Wyatt and Blake Lively’s daughter James put even more fuel on the fire of the baby name trend of boy names for girls.

If you want to jump on board with this trend, you may want to consider giving your daughter a feminine middle name to balance out the masculinity of her first name. This also gives her the option of going by her middle name, if she so chooses, once she gets older.

Boy names spelled like girl names

We switched up the spelling of some of our favorite tomboy baby names to make them a little more feminine. Of course, you can always keep the traditional spelling, but it is fun to see some other options.

  • Rian instead of Ryan
  • Charlee instead of Charlie
  • Logann instead of Logan
  • Bobbie instead of Bobby
  • Wylee instead of Wylie
  • Mykel instead of Michael
  • Ayden instead of Aiden
  • Tristen instead of Tristan
  • Jamie instead of Jamey
  • Kalvin instead of Calvin
  • Cameron instead of Kameron
  • Rilee instead of Riley
  • Alijah instead of Elijah
  • Jayson instead of Jason
  • Kaleb instead of Caleb
  • Gerry instead of Jerry
  • Jean instead of Gene
  • Kris instead of Chris
  • Skott instead of Scott
  • Bailee instead of Bailey
  • Kleo instead of Cleo
  • Erin instead of Aaron
  • Kacy instead of Casey
  • Jon instead of John

Cool tomboy names from celebrity parents

Want more tomboy baby name ideas for your daughter? We love these celebrity baby girl names that are outside of the box:

  • Frankie: Drew Barrymore
  • Alabama: Actress Drea de Matteo
  • Alijah: Kendra Wilkinson
  • Jagger: Soleil Moon Frye
  • Arlo: Johnny Knoxville
  • Billie: Eric Dane and Rebecca Gayheart
  • Jett: Lisa Ling
  • Bowie: Designer Rebecca Minkoff
  • Charlie: Rebecca Romijn and Jerry O'Connell
  • Deni: Woody Harrelson
  • Evan: Jon Heder
  • Jude: Alexis Stewart
  • Everest: George Lucas
  • Lincoln: Kristen Bell
  • Lou: Heidi Klum
  • Sam: Tiger Woods
  • Maxwell: Jessica Simpson

It is interesting to note that a study found that girls who had boy names did better at things like math, science and sports. On the flip side, another study found that girls with boy names were least likely to get into an Ivy League school. Girls named Anna or Eleanor were more likely to be accepted at these top schools over girls named Maxwell or Jordan. You can read more on gender-bending names and how they can affect your personality.

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