By Rebecca Levey
When picking a name for your baby, there are many considerations. Are you naming your baby after a family member? Is there a special meaning you wanted to convey, or name that’s always been dear to your heart? If you’re not planning to find out the gender of your baby, you may want to look into names that have both a masculine and feminine version. This can be especially cute if you’re having boy/girl twins!
In many languages adding a diminutive suffix to the masculine form of the name usually feminizes the names. Often this means adding an “a”, “ia”, or “ina” to the end of the male name to create the complementary female version. Typical examples of this pattern include:
Although choosing the perfect name for your baby can be stressful, before you know it, your baby will be responding with smiles and bright eyes every time you call their name. So don’t be afraid of creating your own version of a favorite name if it doesn’t seem to fit the traditional gender mold, you just might start the next gender-neutral trend!
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