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Old 01-19-2016, 12:08 PM
 
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Nope. Beverly, along with Shirley and Ashley, were masculine names, usurped by females in more recent times.
Kelly, too. I've known several men named Kelly, and I liked them all. It's a great name.
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Old 01-19-2016, 12:23 PM
 
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Shirley you can't be serious!

Edit: Anyone care to finish that?
Yes, I am serious, and stop calling me Shirley!
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Old 01-19-2016, 01:18 PM
 
Location: Utah
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gotta put my two cents in, yes not only was Shirley a male name, but so was Lavern. note the spelling, if it is spelled Laverne (with an e on the end) it was a female name.
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Old 01-19-2016, 02:08 PM
 
Location: Chapel Hill, N.C.
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ex. George Beverly Shea
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=35FILs1qiVA
was a famous gospel singer who toured with Billy Graham
I've known several men named Beverly.

once knew a man named Felda after his mother. he hated the name and it made his life miserable.

Father in law's name was Marion and his first wife's name was Marian!

Knew a couple both named Terry- Terence and Teresa

went to high school with a guy named Ashley..pretty common in the south.
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Old 01-19-2016, 03:39 PM
 
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Ashley - Gone with the Wind - Ashley Wilkes Booth
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Old 01-19-2016, 04:11 PM
 
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My older brother was born in a town named Luther and that's his middle name. My younger brother's middle name is our mother's maiden name.
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Old 01-19-2016, 04:24 PM
 
Location: Central IL
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There was a guy named Robin in the class ahead of me in high school...nobody really thought anything about it and as far as I could tell he was pretty popular...of course he looked good, so that helped...
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Old 01-19-2016, 08:37 PM
 
Location: Florida
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We know an Erin who named her son Aaron.
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Old 01-19-2016, 08:55 PM
 
Location: San Francisco Bay Area
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Norma Bates/Norman Bates
Now, that's just PSYCHO!
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Old 01-20-2016, 01:28 AM
 
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Very common, IME. Ron has Ronda, etc. I remember a "Wilbur" naming his daughter "Wiburta". I'm not making this up.
Wilburta! I believe you! Who would think of that?

Another male/became-female name is Evelyn, i.e., Evelyn Waugh.

Just looked it up to be sure, and found this:
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Evelyn Waugh was married to a woman named Evelyn, and they were known as 'He-Evelyn" and "She-Evelyn"
Evelyn: Meaning Of Name Evelyn | Nameberry.com
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