Unisex Baby Names
Even though unisex baby names have become more accepted, you may have to clarify your child's gender or they may run into issues throughout different scenarios in your child's life. For instance, if your child's substitute teacher is doing role call and says: "Cameron, are you here? Does anyone know if she is in class?" -- and your Cameron is a "he" -- it may be embarrassing for your child. If your child had a definite "boy" name or "girl" name, they would be unlikely to run into this issue.
Although not true in all cases, it does seem like it is easier for a girl to pull off some names than for a boy. For instance, it is more accepted for a girl to have the name Stevie (as in Stevie Nicks), but a boy having a traditional "girl's" name -- such as a boy named Caroline -- would sound fairly odd and would make the boy uncomfortable.
There are some really cool and unique unisex baby names that would make great name choices for both boys and girls. Check out our list of the top unisex baby names for boys and girls and then see where that particular name ranks in our list of the Top 100 baby names from the Social Security Administration or check out the Social Security website. This will help you see if your chosen name is more accepted as a boy's name or girl's name.
For instance, if you love the name Cameron, you might be interested to know that it ranks #53 on the boys list and ranks 356 on the girls list! This shows that more boys are named Cameron in comparison to girls. You could also give your child a more traditional "boy" or "girl" name as a middle name so they can go by that name if they wish as they get older.