what's in a name?

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what's in a name?

Post by tequathisy » Thu Nov 22, 2007 1:47 pm

have you ever noticed that all the guys in Roswell have names that can be boys or girls names?


all girl/boy names.

Even Michael can be a girl's name but it's not as common as the other four.
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Post by Stargazer's Delight » Fri Nov 23, 2007 8:37 pm

Does Max & Alex really count sinse they're only shortened versions of their names?

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Post by catdog-runs-fast » Fri Nov 23, 2007 9:36 pm

well thats what everybody called them so i think it does :)
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Re: what's in a name?

Post by khepri » Wed Jan 16, 2008 8:37 pm

I don't believe I've ever met a girl named Kyle.
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Re: what's in a name?

Post by Fehrbaby » Thu Jan 17, 2008 12:29 am


There was a girl on one of the America's Next Top Model seasons that was named Kyle, so I've seen that before.

I have an Alex (short for Alexandra) in my class.

Jesse, for a girl, is usually spelled Jessie - I've had one or two of those as students.

Max, though, I've never heard for a girl. The closest I've heard is Mac, which is usually short for Mackenzie or any other surname that ends in Mac/Mc.

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Re: what's in a name?

Post by Raychelxluscious » Thu Jan 17, 2008 6:36 am

There's Maxine. And the shortened variation is Max. I've heard that before. I actually interact with this woman on a weekly basis, but I call her Ms. *LastName*, lol, but I have heard Max used as a female's name.

As well as Kyle - and that's outside of ANTM. (:

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Re: what's in a name?

Post by StarGazing101 » Fri Jan 18, 2008 8:51 pm

I have met girls named Michael. Also, to add to Fehrbaby's observation of ANTM Kyle (huge ANTM fan here), I have also met a girl named that in real time. Alexander has many feminine variations, and the nickname of the longer version is also used as a regular first name, so that's no surprise. Maxine is an older name that's not seen as often as it once was, though like some of the names beginning to crop up again, it may come back into popular rotation once again. I have also seen Jesse spelled such for both males and females, and it's a common nickname for Jessica. /obvious

Overall, very interesting observation. (Reminds me that on Grey's Anatomy, Meredith and Addison are both masculine names, but we'll leave that for said show's thread.)
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Re: what's in a name?

Post by cardinalgirl » Mon Jan 21, 2008 2:26 am

I went to high school with a girl named Michael. Actually, I think it was spelled Michel, but it sounded the same as Michael.

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Re: what's in a name?

Post by nibbles2 » Wed Jan 23, 2008 5:43 pm

Wasn't Jessica Alba's character in Dark Angel called Max? I'v met women called Alex and Kyle. Jesse can be a girl's name too. And I think there was an actress called Michael Michele in ER once.

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Re: what's in a name?

Post by Bloody Crow » Wed Jan 23, 2008 9:20 pm

One of the Student in my first year sociology class was named [b]Alexis[/b], but I heard her friends calling her Alex during a chat.

i never heard a woman called Michael, but I know that there is a fmale version of that name Michella, I believe it is. I once met a girl named Michella

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