They have gender-neutral names. So neutral I still don’t know if they are 2 boys, 2 girls or one of each!
My husband has a gender-neutral name. My name is from far left field so it could be considered gender-neutral as well. I can give first hand experiences that gender-neutral names come in handy as adults. As kids it was never a lot of fun for my husband or me.
If a bill is in the name of either of us, I can say I am that person if I have questions. Cardholder on a credit card presenting an issue, doesn’t matter, I am the person on the credit card.
Talking to people at a bank, hotel or car reservations or anywhere really, they usually assume my husband’s name is mine. When I correct them they are always very sorry and accommodating.
Where assuming the identity of the other with gender –neutral names doesn’t work is the health field. Records clearly show whose name is a male or a female.
I don’t know how many laws I have broken over the years assuming my husbands identity. I only do it because he is not a phone person or a bill payer. It just makes life so much easier for me!
Here are some names that have always been gender neutral: Leslie, Carol, Dana, Elliott, Beryl, Sydney, Dale or Jordan. Sometimes the spelling is different to make it more masculine or feminine. Good friends of my parents both had the first name Sydney. I always wondered if their shared name was what attracted them to each other since he was very quiet and she was rather flamboyant.
The following are some of the current gender-neutral names besides Sloan and Smith: Taylor, Parks, Parker, Morgan, Alex, Ari, Boston, Elliott, Dakota, Dylan, Monroe, London, Kennedy, Hayden, Morgan, and Winter.
So to all the people with gender-neutral names, we have a few advantages. To the parents/grandparents of gender-neutral named babies, be prepared, there will be questions.
Do you or anyone in your family have a gender-neutral name?