01/21/2012 12:00 pm ET

Couple Reveals Sex Of Sasha, Child Raised Gender Neutral

It's a boy!

After five years of raising their child gender neutral, English couple Beck Laxton, and her partner Kieran Cooper have revealed the sex of their boy Sasha, according to The Telegraph.

"I wanted to avoid all that stereotyping," Laxton told the Telegraph. "Stereotypes seem fundamentally stupid. Why would you want to slot people into boxes?"

Laxton said the couple decided to reveal Sasha's sex after it became tougher to conceal once he started primary school.

The couple didn't ask the midwife who delivered Sasha what his sex was until 30 minutes after he was born, according to the Sun.

"I think finding out the sex at the scan is awful. I'd ban it," Laxton told the Sun. "It's like opening your presents before Christmas, and I worry that people start making all these presumptions about what the child's going to be like."

The Herald Sun notes that Laxton and Cooper are not the only couple to make headlines by not revealing the sex of their child. In May a Toronto couple refused to reveal their child Storm's sex so the infant could be "free of societal norms regarding gender."