There is a faction of ‘experts’ who would prefer that at the birth of your baby, you should not immediately pin a gender into their profile of life. The doctor should announce, “You have a healthy baby!” I guess when you change your baby later on you should ignore the obvious.
Now, it seems a title for babies is being pronounced. People are having ‘theybys’. What joy to announce to the world that you have just delivered into the world a child missing a gender assignment even though God, had, in fact,
provided physical proof.
I prefer the olden days when the grandfather stated definitely that he wanted a grandson and called the new baby a boy for his dynasty. I was thrilled when after having had a BOY, I delivered a baby girl and happily informed the grandmother that she now had a granddaughter.
Yes, there seem to be problems with identity for some people and they can deal with the issue in a way that works for them. I don’t think, however, that a minority should dictate to the majority what they can or should title their infant. As to a child figuring out life for him or herself. . . Look around the world today. Many of the college students haven’t figured themselves out yet or faced the realities of the world with sense and sensibility. Why would anyone think that an infant to toddler-aged baby would be at a point in life to make life changing decision.