Thursday, July 17, 2008

Normal?….Namely......

The following is a list of names of people I have actually met.
See if you notice something about each of those names.

What do they have in common?

Stacey
Tracy
Leslie
Lynn
Kelly
Terry
Carroll
Marian
Kim
Charlie
Shannon
Chris
Parker
Ally

Dana *

In case you hadn’t noticed, each one of the individuals named here is a MAN!

Really.

And it makes me wonder…..what kind of parent would give their son a girl’s name?

Seriously. Is this normal? Or just close enough?

I couldn't even find examples of this in the Bible.
The women in the Bible have names like Eve, Naomi, Ruth, Mary, Martha, Sarah, and names like that. And not one of those women would be mistaken for a man by the mere mention of her name.

But with some guys? I just don’t know.
At work, I have learned to ask someone first if there is any doubt.

I’m not criticizing these guys or judging them, I just think it’s weird.

Maybe that’s why some of those fellows go by their middle name (unless, of course, their middle name happens to be Nancy or something), or go by a nickname like Butch, or Duke, or Stinky, or Bubba.

Do you know of a guy with what could also be a girl’s name?

I was just wondering.


* I almost forgot about this one. Thanks CrazyDeb!

5 comments:

CrazyDeb said...

The dad of a guy I grew up with was named Dana. To me that's a girl's name. I often wonder if parents are really thinking of their child's future when they pick out a strange name.

EE said...

LOL! My daughter and I were just talking about this yesterday. Reilly (a boy's name?) recieved a b-day card in the mail from her great grandmother. It said Mrs. Leslie White. She said, "I thought Grandma's name was Lanier." I had to explain that Leslie was her deceased great grandfather. Then we had to talk about Leslie being a girl's name, but also a boy's...too weird!!!!

CrazyDeb said...

One more comment. My grandfather had 4 girls and desperately wanted a son. He named my mom Edna and called her Eddie, he named her younger sister Margaret Bruce (after his brother) and called her Brucie - I still call her Aunt Brucie. When my cousin was little he would cry that he had a girl's name. What was it? Bruce. He didn't really know our great uncle and the only person he knew named "Bruce" was our aunt. What people do to their kids!

That Chick Over There said...

I have a good male friend named Leslie Kim.

He gets mail address to Mrs. Hislastname.

reallifeinsc said...

Haven't you heard about the boy named Sue? ;)