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  •  A lot of names we now think of as (3+ / 0-)
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    rserven, cany, OhioNatureMom

    feminine were masculine or ambiguous in the past. John Wayne's real first name was Marian. Eve;yn Waugh is a famous male English author.

    The last time we mixed religion and politics people got burned at the stake.

    by irishwitch on Wed Nov 21, 2012 at 07:03:11 PM PST

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      rserven, OhioNatureMom, irishwitch

      as names become used for girls they suddenly become girly anathema for boys.

      My son's name is Julian, and I swear, this one guy just thought he was so clever as he kept saying, "Oh, Julie-ann?" over and over again. People can be stupid.

      by Magenta on Wed Nov 21, 2012 at 09:35:47 PM PST

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