Bofredrik
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Do You Want To Have A "female" Name?

Sun Sep 11, 2005 7:38 pm

A new feminist party in Sweden will run for the 2006 election. One of the things they talk about is that a man should have the possibility to have a female name and a woman a male name. What do you think? Big grin
 
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RE: Do You Want To Have A "female" Name?

Sun Sep 11, 2005 7:48 pm

Already happens in the UK..
There are Men and Women with names such as:
Lee
Ashley
and a few others
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RE: Do You Want To Have A "female" Name?

Sun Sep 11, 2005 7:51 pm

Quoting Bofredrik (Thread starter):
What do you think?

I feel a certain ease, learning that Germany is not the only country in the world coming up with such stupid ideas...  Wink
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RE: Do You Want To Have A "female" Name?

Sun Sep 11, 2005 8:03 pm

They also want marriage to be illegal. I will move from Sweden if this party makes it to the riksdag.
 
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RE: Do You Want To Have A "female" Name?

Sun Sep 11, 2005 8:17 pm

No, it should be illegal. It is in Czechia, by the way. I am a liberal nonconformist, so understand this has nothing to do with conformity. It's recognizing that there are men and there are women, and not dooming your kid to a lifetime of embarassment, confusion, probable mockery at school at least, and possibly a gender identity crisis.

Names that were for example once boys' names but are now girls' names (Eg. Ashley, Beverly, Lindsay, Leslie) should be perfectly legal, BUT they should STAY legal only for girls. To avoid further confusion, I would not allow this to evolve any further.

As I have written before, I think there should be strict laws regulating giving children names. This is a very important decision as it affects you for the rest of your life. I should know. My real name is unpronouncable in English (not that I blame my parents, having been born in Serbia where it is a perfectly acceptable name). Suffice to say that this has contributed to the misery I have suffered growing up.
 
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RE: Do You Want To Have A "female" Name?

Sun Sep 11, 2005 9:00 pm

Quoting Duke (Reply 4):
No, it should be illegal. It is in Czechia, by the way. I am a liberal nonconformist, so understand this has nothing to do with conformity. It's recognizing that there are men and there are women, and not dooming your kid to a lifetime of embarassment, confusion, probable mockery at school at least, and possibly a gender identity crisis.

Did EddieGunsmoke say gay marriage? Nope, it's the regular kind that they want to outlaw...

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RE: Do You Want To Have A "female" Name?

Sun Sep 11, 2005 9:07 pm

Quoting Bofredrik (Thread starter):
One of the things they talk about is that a man should have the possibility to have a female name and a woman a male name.

Well I don't want one but I still have one. People at work started calling me Molly instead of Moe  grumpy 
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RE: Do You Want To Have A "female" Name?

Sun Sep 11, 2005 9:30 pm

Many Englishspeaking people consider my first name Jan to be a girl's name, but actually it is a version of John used all along the North Sea and Baltic coast from Belgium and the Netherlands through northern Germany, Scandinavia to Poland, the Baltic States and the Czech Republic.

Jan
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RE: Do You Want To Have A "female" Name?

Sun Sep 11, 2005 10:27 pm

Quoting FlyAUA (Reply 6):
Well I don't want one but I still have one. People at work started calling me Molly instead of Moe

LOL FlyAUA  rotfl 

Quoting MD11Engineer (Reply 7):
Many Englishspeaking people consider my first name Jan to be a girl's name,

So MD11 pay attention when you chat on the internet  Smile
 
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RE: Do You Want To Have A "female" Name?

Sun Sep 11, 2005 10:43 pm

Quoting FlyAUA (Reply 6):
Well I don't want one but I still have one. People at work started calling me Molly instead of Moe

 rotfl   rotfl   rotfl   rotfl   rotfl 
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RE: Do You Want To Have A "female" Name?

Sun Sep 11, 2005 11:33 pm

Quoting Airbuzz (Reply 8):
LOL FlyAUA



Quoting Matt27 (Reply 9):

It's not funny. News is spreading so fast and almost everyone is calling me Molly  hissyfit 
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RE: Do You Want To Have A "female" Name?

Sun Sep 11, 2005 11:49 pm

Molly,

Don't worry about it. Calm down. What's in a name?

Alright Molly - show us your smile. Come on Molly - post another pic.

Talk to you later Molly!

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RE: Do You Want To Have A "female" Name?

Sun Sep 11, 2005 11:52 pm

Quoting CurtisMan (Reply 11):
Molly,

Don't worry about it. Calm down. What's in a name?

Alright Molly - show us your smile. Come on Molly - post another pic.

Talk to you later Molly!

Grrrrr...  biting 
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RE: Do You Want To Have A "female" Name?

Mon Sep 12, 2005 12:05 am

Maybe you are acting like a Molly! Big grin

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RE: Do You Want To Have A "female" Name?

Mon Sep 12, 2005 12:43 am

Quoting FlyAUA (Reply 6):
People at work started calling me Molly instead of Moe

I wonder why.  bouncy 

I've always said that it doesn't matter WHAT you call me...It's how you say it.

As for laws about what to name your kids .... I didn't know there we're such laws. I could name my kid "CaptainGomes AA61Hvy the third" if I wanted to. (I'd just PRAY the other kids didn't call him Molly!).  stirthepot 

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RE: Do You Want To Have A "female" Name?

Mon Sep 12, 2005 12:48 am

Quoting Canuckpaxguy (Reply 14):
I wonder why.

Not for the reasons you are thinking.

Quoting MD11Engineer (Reply 13):
Maybe you are acting like a Molly!

Also, no!
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RE: Do You Want To Have A "female" Name?

Mon Sep 12, 2005 1:11 am

Quoting FlyAUA (Reply 6):
Well I don't want one but I still have one. People at work started calling me Molly instead of Moe

He heheheh! Hi Molly!

 Wink
 
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RE: Do You Want To Have A "female" Name?

Mon Sep 12, 2005 1:15 am

Quoting FlyAUA (Reply 10):
It's not funny. News is spreading so fast and almost everyone is calling me Molly

But Molly, why did you tell us, if you don't want anybody to know??  Confused  Wink
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RE: Do You Want To Have A "female" Name?

Mon Sep 12, 2005 3:29 am

Quoting Matt27 (Reply 17):
But Molly, why did you tell us, if you don't want anybody to know??

EXACTLY....me thinks someone loves the attention it has brought him (that and his excessive need to post pics of himself)......and they say I'm an attention whore....   

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RE: Do You Want To Have A "female" Name?

Mon Sep 12, 2005 3:31 am

Some males also have names like Kim, Vivian, Patrick*, etc.

































*  Wink
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RE: Do You Want To Have A "female" Name?

Mon Sep 12, 2005 4:46 am

Come on everyone be nice to Molly.. I mean Moe.

Quoting FlyAUA (Reply 10):

Some professors when I was college, didn't even say my name right. They would be like Danielle... of course I had to correct them and tell them its Daniel.

Back to the topic, the whole marriage thing to be illegal.. . This is stupid and I think the members of this party are smoking something.

Quoting CORULEZ05 (Reply 18):
and they say I'm an attention whore

Well you are because now your complaining about Molly getting some attention.  sarcastic  smile 
 
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RE: Do You Want To Have A "female" Name?

Mon Sep 12, 2005 5:00 am

Molly, you made a mistake telling us about this. Now everyone will call you Molly. And knowing the nature of this web-site, it'll spread like wild-fire...

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RE: Do You Want To Have A "female" Name?

Mon Sep 12, 2005 5:07 am

Quoting Mexicana757 (Reply 20):
Well you are because now your complaining about Molly getting some attention.

I was taking the high road and making him look bad, but thanks for pointing out what I was thinking and not saying  kiss 

Quoting Mexicana757 (Reply 20):
Some professors when I was college, didn't even say my name right. They would be like Danielle... of course I had to correct them and tell them its Daniel.

Yeah that's *almost* as bad as having a woman's name suffixed to the end of your own Big grin

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