OT : Names

Sally Odgers sodgers at tassie.net.au
Sun Sep 28 21:16:44 EDT 2003


It is different outside the US. Every Laurie I've even encountered (in the
flesh) has been male... I've read about female ones, however. The female
form here is always Laura.

Sallyo.


----- Original Message -----
From: "Laurie Puszczewicz" <lpuszcze at indiana.edu>
To: <dwj at suberic.net>
Sent: Monday, September 29, 2003 8:04 AM
Subject: Re: OT : Names


> SallyO wrote, replying to me:
> Most
> > of our family's name are very gender-obvious, as a result.
> >
> > Laurie
>
>
> Um - your name isn't!
>
> Sallyo.
>
> Aside from Laurie in _Little Women_, every single Laurie (or Lori, which
> to my mind is the *wrong* spelling, although seemingly the default one
> here in the US anyway) I've ever encountered was female.  Is it different
> outside the US?  It surprised me a bit to have you say my name isn't
> gender-obvious. Do others see "Laurie" that way?
> Curious now,
> Laurie
>
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