Names, Male & Female

Devra at Devra at
Mon Sep 29 23:32:36 EDT 2003

        Generally speaking, it's my feeling that here in the US, as soon as a 
name becomes acceptable for a female, it becomes 'sissy' for a male. Robin, 
which is just a diminutive of Robert, is very seldom found for boys, the actor 
Robin Williams notwithstanding.  Beverly is never seen here for males, and 
Shirley is VERY rare, ditto Evelyn.  Almost any name ending in 'ie - Laurie, 
Bobbie, Mickie - is either for very young boys, or is a girl's name.  Charley is 
for boys, seldom for girls, no matter how spelt.
     Devra (whose name is a little odd too)

Devra Langsam
devra at
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