I'm not fond of names that will get a kid made fun of for life. Maybe they'll call her Drew (which is still kind of masculine, but a little more androgynous than Maxwell)?
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Well, I don't like the name Jennifer for a girl or boy.
Nicole Ritchie named her son Sparrow which I think is nice. And I wanted to name my second son Lyric which is more of a girl's name.
I know plenty of male Ashleys, Jamies, Kellys, Danas, Shannons, Aubreys, Brookes, and Leslies. I know a male Aria and a male Kim. Some of these were originally boys' names, but they are now associated with girls.
I like the name Drew for girls. Maxwell not so much. As another poster stated, I think it's interesting that she has such a girlie girl personality and chose such a masculine name for her daughter.
Maybe they'll call her Max, or Maxine, or Wellie, or Drew, or MD Johnson.
eta: perhaps she is conducting a brilliant social experiment that will put her daughter ahead of the game. Her masculine name will get her places that a feminine name won't. Imagine calling for Maxwell Johnson, and hearing a woman's voice on the other end. It's a great conversation point.
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Jennifer to me has that family name/used to be male sound when I think about it, but Jessica definitely would've caused an uproar if she'd named a baby boy that. Xcptnl, it's because anything coded female is automatically assumed to be inferior. Therefore, a boy saddled with a girl name is to be derided and/or pitied. It's like how people freaked out over some mom painting her son's toenails. *gasp* Girls do that, now he's tainted!!
I love boys' names for girls, I think Max is cute. It's not like it's some inane attention-seeking celeb name like Kal El, Audio Science or Inspektor Pilot, I doubt she's going to get made fun of much surrounded by celeb kids with names like that.
I haven't got the slightest idea how to change people, but I still keep a long list of prospective candidates just in case I should ever figure it out.