[Ads-l] new unisex names

Dave Hause dwhause at CABLEMO.NET
Sat May 9 03:55:45 UTC 2015


All with "creative" (non-traditional/in-obvious/idiosyncratic) 
pronunciations.
Dave Hause
-----Original Message----- 
From: Jonathan Lighter
Sent: Friday, May 8, 2015 5:41 PM
To: ADS-L at LISTSERV.UGA.EDU
Subject: Re: new unisex names

Watch for infant girls named:

Obadiah
Jeremiah
Zacharia
Zebulon
Meschach
Methuselah


JL

On Fri, May 8, 2015 at 6:21 PM, W Brewer <brewerwa at gmail.com> wrote:

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> m   >   m ~ f   >   f
> Idionymic gender shift.
> Formerly analyzed as penis-envy.
> Now known to be a transgender phenomenon.
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