OT : Names

Robyn Starkey rohina at shaw.ca
Mon Sep 29 20:43:58 EDT 2003

>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?

 From my experience, Laurie is almost always male (short for Lawrence) in 
Australia, and almost always female in North America.

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