Robyn Starkey rohina at
Thu Sep 25 01:09:22 EDT 2003

> > I always used to say that I despised these gender-ambiguous names and
> > that I would never do that to my kids.  Then I had a little girl we
> > named Aerin. How we do grow soft in our old age....
>*That* is not a gender-ambiguous name. Not for me, at least.

I think it has to do with how it sounds to people, not how it looks on the 
page. A lot of people think my daughter's name is Sandy if they just hear 
it. This is in contrast to the people who read it, and who then have no 
idea how to pronounce it.

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