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Are there Male/Female equivalents for every name?

Asked by Tennis5tar (1255points) January 8th, 2008

Where can I find said equivalents?

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Eight's avatar

Probably not. Consider that some names are ambiguous: Chris, Pat (SNL routine) so the M/F are the same.

Tennis5tar's avatar

Christopher/Christine Patricia/Patrick
The nicknames are the same but the names aren’t.

Eight's avatar

That’s assuming someone is given the name “Christopher” or “Christine” but if a parent names a kid “Chris” then “Chris” is the kids name, so “Chris” is a name without M/F equivalent.

ccatron's avatar

There are probably not equivalents for every name, but I bet you can find a lot of them in baby name books/internet lists.

christybird's avatar

There are a lot of wacky names out there. I knew a girl once named “Destiny.” Or how about old-fashioned girl names like “Chastity” or “Prudence”? It’s hard to think of male equivalents to those.

Eight's avatar

male equivalent of “Chastity” is “Player”
male equivalent of “Prudence” is “Gambler”
and…male equivalent of “Destiny” is “Doomed.”

mdy's avatar

@christybird—there’s also the Matrix character: Trinity. :-)

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