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Old 03-09-2011, 10:31 PM
 
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The topic says it all. Which city names sound like a man's name and which sound like a woman's name?
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Old 03-09-2011, 10:35 PM
 
Location: Up on the moon laughing down on you
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The topic says it all. Which city names sound like a man's name and which sound like a woman's name?
all of them
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Old 03-09-2011, 11:05 PM
 
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Just a few off the top of my head:

MALE
Tyler, Texas
Austin, Texas
Dallas, Texas
Lawrence, Kansas
Mitchell, South Dakota
Pierre, South Dakota
Cody, Wyoming
Jackson, Mississippi
Wayne, New Jersey

FEMALE
Victoria, Texas
Charlottel, North Carolina
Pearl, Mississippi
Cheyenne, Wyoming
Hope, Arkansas
Florence, South Carolina
Page, Arizona
Lacey, Washington

COULD GO EITHER WAY
Madison, Wisconsin
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Old 03-10-2011, 01:10 AM
 
Location: Northfield, MN
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Cleveland is a guy's name (ever seen Family Guy/The Cleveland Show?), also Louisville

For female, I always thought of Seattle as more of a girl name for a city. Also, Charlotte, and Charlottesville
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Old 03-10-2011, 02:08 AM
 
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Male:
San Francisco, CA
San Jose, CA
San Rafael, CA
Chico, CA
San Luis Obispo, CA
San Diego, CA
San Leandro, CA
San Marcos

Female:
Santa Rosa, CA
Salinas, CA
Soledad, CA
Santa Maria, CA
Santa Clarita, CA
Santa Clara, CA
Santa Barbara, CA
Santa Monica, CA
Dana Point, CA
Rio Linda, CA

Basically all names that begins with San or Santa can sound like male or female names.
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Old 03-10-2011, 02:20 AM
 
Location: Southern Minnesota
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Cleveland is a guy's name (ever seen Family Guy/The Cleveland Show?), also Louisville

For female, I always thought of Seattle as more of a girl name for a city. Also, Charlotte, and Charlottesville
Seattle was named after Chief Seattle, who was a man.
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Old 03-10-2011, 07:04 AM
 
Location: Ohio
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Default more names

male
St. Louis
St. Petersburg
Jacksonville
Charleston
Lawrenceburg, Indiana
Denver
Orlando
San Antonio
St. Augustine
Lawrence, Kansas
Gary, Indiana
Mason, Ohio


female
Aurora, Indiana
Do Athens, Georgia, or Athens, Ohio, count? They were named after Athena.
Augusta, Georgia
Marietta, Georgia
Amelia, Ohio


states
In Diana
Georgia
Flo rida
Ida ho
North Carol ina
South Carol ina
Virginia/West Virginia
Mary land

Louis iana
Cal ifornia
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Old 03-10-2011, 09:56 AM
 
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Seattle was named after Chief Seattle, who was a man.
So? He had a girl's name. Your point is?
Anyways, 'Seattle' wasn't his birth name it was an Anglicization of his real name, which was Si'ahl. Or something.

So anyhow, there's a word for this topic. It means 'sounds invoking particular emotions' and it has to do with words ending with an 'A' and also round sounds (i.e. 'rooouuund sooouuunds') seeming feminine and harsher tones like 'sh' and 'ch' and such being more masculine? Or maybe I made the whole thing up.

'Astoria' sounds like a stately old madame or eccentric artist.
(Yes, yes, peanut gallery, I know it was a man's last name.)
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Old 03-10-2011, 09:56 AM
 
Location: Cleveland bound with MPLS in the rear-view
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I think I see what you are doing....I'll try. Big cities only:

New York: Manly
Los Angeles: Womanly
Chicago: Manly
San Francisco: Manly
Philadelphia: Womanly
Dallas: Manly
Washington DC: Asexual
Houston: Manly
Miami: Womanly
Atlanta: Womanly
Boston: Manly
Detroit: Manly
Seattle: Womanly (even though apparently it's named after a man)
Phoenix: Manly
Minneapolis: Womanly or Asexual
St. Louis: Manly
Baltimore: Womanly
Denver: Manly
Pittsburgh: Manly
Cleveland: Manly

PLEASE don't take offense if your city is not the sex you wanted it to be. It's just what I think sounds more masculine or femanine and which cities I think could possibly be names (if applicable, because some just can't be).
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Old 03-10-2011, 11:40 AM
 
Location: Lancaster, TX
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Cities (mostly small communities) with male/female names in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metro Area:

Male
Boyd, Texas
Joshua, Texas
Justin, Texas

Female
Alma, Texas
Anna, Texas
Annetta, Texas
Aubrey, Texas
Celeste, Texas
Josephine, Texas
Melissa, Texas
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