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Cool new trend: Boys' names for girls

Kim Grundy is a mom, writer, expert laundry folder and sandwich maker, not necessarily in that order. Raised in Oklahoma, she is now a West Coast gal and lives in California with her husband and two sons, along with one dog, two fish (oo...

Gender-bending baby names for little girls

The search for the perfect baby name has taken on a new twist in recent years. If you're expecting a baby girl, you know have double the lists to look at. After all, the hot new trend for girls is using a so-called "boy" name.

Gender-bending baby names for little girls
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Today’s parents are thinking outside of the box when searching for baby names, which is evident in the hottest new baby name trend of gender-bending boy names for girls.

Celebrity driven trend

Jessica Simpson jumped on this gender-bending trend when she named her daughter Maxwell Drew. She explained that the name is from her fiance’s middle name (Maxwell) and her mother’s maiden name (Drew).

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Other celebrities give their child a masculine first name paired with a feminine middle name, such as Michelle Branch who named her daughter Owen Isabelle or Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis who named their daughter Wyatt Isabelle.

Other stars, such as Soleil Moon Frye, went masculine all the way by naming her daughter Jagger Joseph Blue.

Then there are Kristin Cavallari and Jay Cutler, who used the trend as a middle name. The couple welcomed a daughter named Saylor James.

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Check out more celebrity baby girl names with unisex or boys’ names:

  • Sawyer: Talk co-host Sara Gilbert
  • Elliott: George Stephanopoulos
  • Emerson: Teri Hatcher
  • Wyatt Lilly: Rachel Uchitel
  • Arlo: Johnny Knoxville
  • Dylan: Joe and Heather Nichols
  • Jude: Alexis Stewart
  • Billie: Eric Dane and Rebecca Gayheart
  • Lou: Heidi Klum

More: Is your unisex baby name more popular for girls or boys?

If you are considering a unisex or "boy" name for your baby girl, check out the below ideas, which we have broken down into unisex names and, for the more adventurous, boy names for girls.

These unisex names won’t raise many eyebrows as they are often given to both girls and boys:

The following baby names are typically given to boys, however would make cool girls’ names as well. You can also consider giving your child a feminine middle name to balance out the masculine first name.

What do you think of this baby name trend?

Before you go, check out our slideshow below:

Gender-bending baby names for little girls
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