Arden sounds extremely masculine to me - don't let the use of it on girls put you off it for a boy, it's such a stupid trend right no to use very masculine names for girls, it will eventually blow over.
It DOES sound a little awkward, though, like garden without the G?
<blockquote><b>Quoting JavadL:</b>" 1) Does Arden seem like a male or female name to you (it seems much more male to me, but I read somewhere ... [snip!] ... read somewhere that it's become more common as a female name) 2) What are your thoughts on this name (for a boy specifically)?"</blockquote>
My 68 year old uncles names is Arden so I can only see it as a male name.its a hood alternative to the ever so popular Aiden