Boys Become Girls


The Baby Name Wizard NameVoyager is one of those things I start playing around with obsessively for a few hours and then completely forget for months. But Dana Goldstein's brought it back to my attention, using her own name to create this chart which illustrates the phenomenon of name sex changes where a name starts androgynous but then reaches a tipping point of girlishness and falls into disuse as a boy's name.