"Tristan" now feminine given name

Mullins, Bill AMRDEC Bill.Mullins at US.ARMY.MIL
Fri Feb 24 17:06:09 UTC 2006

> And of course "Beverly" was commonly a male name in Britain,
> though rarely here now (or there?).  I still get letters of
> inquiry from foreign student applicants who address me as Mr. or Sir.

Nashville, TN's mayor during the 1960s was Beverly Briley.  Briley
Parkway in the city is named for him.

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