I appreciate this post. It's definitely something parents should consider, among other things, when naming children. My DH is adamant we not forget to check what potential initials might be as he had to endure having FAG as his.
That would be some tough initials to grow up with as a boy in this day and age!
But to comment on the post it self...I think it is kinda the parents fault she feels this way b/c I think as a parent you set the tone for your child. My dd1 is named Tommi. I did alot of talking to other women and girls who have "male" names including talking to 2 girls actually named Tommi. I did not get anything negative from any of them. They all love their names and said their parents never made it into anything so they never thought anything of it. All of them said they have had 1 or 2 times of kids saying something about it and then nothing.
On paper there is no doubt my daughter is female considering her middle name is Jolene. It is a subject that needs ALOT of thought!
It is funny to think about b/c I HATE many many boys names on girls and I hate that is has become a trend....the whole trend of Grayson, Emerson, Addison, etc drives me bananas.
I hope both my daughter carry their names with confidence b/c I most definitely will encourage them to do so and to own it! I also will encourage them to not ever joke or question another childs name no matter how silly or different it is. It is someones name and more parents need to teach their kids to respect others.