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gendered naming patterns 
13th-Mar-2011 12:47 pm
boom de yada!
A friend of mine just asked an interesting question on his facebook:
Are there any languages/cultures that don't have ANY distinctly gendered naming patterns for people? (Like "female" names ending in vowels, etc)

I have no idea! But I figured somebody here might. Any thoughts?

Thank you!
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13th-Mar-2011 08:05 pm (UTC)
Dana Carvey would be the reason why I wouldn't be shocked to see it on a man!

Mostly Dana is just a super uncommon name in the UK (I don't think I've ever met or heard of anyone here with that name), so in fact I might actually be inclined to think it was both a girl and a typo of Diana.
13th-Mar-2011 08:44 pm (UTC)
Yah, I think that is true for the US as well. I've heard it on two people: Dana Carvey and Dana Delaney (from Desperate Housewives).
15th-Mar-2011 08:26 pm (UTC)
...or Dana White from UFC...
15th-Mar-2011 09:13 pm (UTC)
No idea who that is.
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