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  • Male and female first names

    It is not related to unicycling, but I guess we've got so many native speakers here in the forum, that I thought I'd open this thread anyway.

    I'm interested in building a list of first names that can be used for both, boys and girls. I am just curious..

    Getting started:

    Dana
    Joe
    Sandy
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    I ride for fun

  • #2
    Not sure about a couple of those...
    Dana sounds definitely female to me, and the female form of Joe (for Joanne, Joanna, Josephine etc) is normally without the e.

    A couple more gender-ambiguous names I can think of are
    Bobby (Robert or Roberta),
    Andy (Andrew, Andrea),
    Chris (Christopher, Christine),
    Alex (Alexander, Alexandra, Alexis),
    Charly (Charles, Charlotte, although often spelt -ie if female),
    Stevie (Stephen, Stephanie),
    Alice (mostly female except Cooper - sorry )
    There must be loads more...

    And a couple of international ones that can be confusing in English, like Jan and Jean (male in German and French respectively, female in English, but pronounced differently so perhaps not a great example).

    Rob

    EDIT: Found a list here, but some (most) of them are pretty weird.
    Last edited by rob.northcott; 2011-07-06, 10:25 AM.
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    • #3
      Pat.

      Remember the Saturday Night Live character, Pat?
      The whole point of the skit was that you could never tell whether the character was male or female.

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      • #4
        Dana Andrews was a male actor best known for The Best Years of Our Lives, a wonderful film.

        Michael Learned was the mom on The Waltons.

        And of course, Leslie is fine unisex name.

        Carroll O'Connor was Archie Bunker.
        Raphael Lasar

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        • #5
          Originally posted by rob.northcott View Post
          Dana sounds definitely female to me,
          One of my US based colleagues first name is Dana - and he's definitely a man!
          Marcus | youtube | municycle.com
          I ride for fun

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          • #6
            in french:
            Dominique ?
            + lot of others like Claude, ....
            (BTW I am always confused when sending mail to the U.S. because I often do not know wether I am writing to a "she" or a "he")
            One Wheel : bear necessity
            (Abuello RodoMancat)

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            • #7
              Kai
              Kim
              Imke
              "Akrobatisch Erarbeitetes Verkehrs Desaster" - Cyc

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              • #8
                I suppose my name could be used for either, Dane.

                Then there are very standard unisex names like Alex, Jordan, Taylor

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                • #9
                  Perhaps Dana is an American thing...
                  Leslie is a good one - hadn't thought of that (although it's become mostly a female name now, like Lindsay (I knew a male Lindsay - he used his second name most of the time!))

                  Rob
                  "Hedgehogs - why can't they just share the hedge?" (Dan Antopolski)

                  "I would absolutely recommend a 29er to anyone who didn't prefer a larger or small wheel." (Mikefule)

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                  • #10
                    jordan
                    Best of Me

                    18:21 Stillstand
                    255 foot railride

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                    • #11
                      Jamie

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Dane M View Post

                        Dane
                        That's an awesome name you've got. I love the name Dave (my name), but my close second choice would be Dane. Enjoy your name. I hope you really like it a lot. I know I would.

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                        • #13
                          Shoelace.

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                          • #14
                            Alex is the only one i can think of

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                            • #15
                              Sam (Samantha/Samuel)
                              Evan
                              Shawn
                              Shaun (mostly male)
                              Madison
                              Tyler (mostly male)
                              Last edited by Julia B; 2011-07-07, 02:25 AM.
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