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Phil
01-23-2006, 10:59 AM
Twenty years before the Kylie/Kayla naming craze of the 2000's, I sensed that K, Q, Y, F, and G were the most "female" letters of the alphabet, and letters like V, W, B, and A were the most "male" letters. Does anyone else visualize letters like that?

Chubbs
01-23-2006, 11:00 AM
P

Icarus George
01-23-2006, 11:01 AM
I'd say the letter "L".

Griffin 7
01-23-2006, 11:03 AM
What makes you think the letter V is male?

Griffin 7
01-23-2006, 11:03 AM
And what makes you think that the letter Q is female?

Happy Professional
01-23-2006, 11:04 AM
Not C.

Unless you want to see them real angry.

Klaymen
01-23-2006, 11:07 AM
My first thought was S.

Chubbs
01-23-2006, 11:09 AM
And what makes you think that the letter Q is female?

I think Q has to be a man, its hung like a horse.

micaelagb
01-23-2006, 11:11 AM
And what makes you think that the letter Q is female?

Q was actually the letter I thought of before I even read the poll. I suppose it's because of the "-ique" suffix. Only used for girls' names, AFAIK.

Griffin 7
01-23-2006, 11:12 AM
Q was actually the letter I thought of before I even read the poll. I suppose it's because of the "-ique" suffix. Only used for girls' names, AFAIK.
Yeah, but there's the thing Chubbs said.

2M
01-23-2006, 11:18 AM
I'd like to buy a vowel here

I'll take E

(Emma, Emiliy, Elizabeth, etc)

ShakeNBakes
01-23-2006, 11:50 AM
I'd like to buy a vowel here

I'll take E

(Emma, Emiliy, Elizabeth, etc)Edward, Earl, Ernest, etc...

what's your point?

Listerine
01-23-2006, 11:52 AM
Woman, Waif

oedipus rex
01-23-2006, 11:56 AM
http://www.cs.nyu.edu/courses/fall05/V22.0005-001/newcards/images/Queen%20of%20Spades.jpg

E. Blackadder
01-23-2006, 12:01 PM
a

Guerilla poster
01-23-2006, 12:04 PM
No

dinosaur
01-23-2006, 12:16 PM
eating at the Y gets my vote

egg
01-23-2006, 12:22 PM
Q was actually the letter I thought of before I even read the poll. I suppose it's because of the "-ique" suffix. Only used for girls' names, AFAIK.
dominique wilkins won't be happy to here that.

Lucy
01-23-2006, 12:56 PM
Just reading the title, I thought "W". But "S" has a good claim at most feminine, too.

Phil
01-23-2006, 01:01 PM
Actually, J is an extremely masculine letter. I forgot to mention it.

2M
01-23-2006, 01:13 PM
Edward, Earl, Ernest, etc...

what's your point?

Many of the current most popular baby names for girls begin with E

Mayor Quimby
01-23-2006, 01:15 PM
I would think V is feminine. Just think of all the words that start with V that are feminine related.

Foamy
01-23-2006, 01:16 PM
O

Especially when she shows me her O face.

ShakeNBakes
01-23-2006, 01:48 PM
Many of the current most popular baby names for girls begin with Emany?? you mean 3?

MathGuy
01-23-2006, 02:11 PM
I would think V is feminine. Just think of all the words that start with V that are feminine related.V is definitely feminine. I totally read "The Da Vinci Code".

2M
01-23-2006, 02:18 PM
many?? you mean 3? That is the most popular letter at the top of most baby name lists. Is that 3? 4? or whatever. You decide.

micaelagb
01-23-2006, 02:23 PM
a

If "feminine" is defined as "letter that starts the highest percentage of girls' names", then it appears you're right. About 5.5% of names in '04.

http://babynamewizard.com/namevoyager/lnv0105.html

Griffin 7
01-23-2006, 02:42 PM
The letter P is definitely female. R, on the other hand, has a hormone imbalance.

Lex Luthor
01-23-2006, 03:04 PM
Twenty years before the Kylie/Kayla naming craze of the 2000's, I sensed that K, Q, Y, F, and G were the most "female" letters of the alphabet, and letters like V, W, B, and A were the most "male" letters. Does anyone else visualize letters like that?Yes. F represents females, while M represents males.

E. Blackadder
01-23-2006, 03:31 PM
If "feminine" is defined as "letter that starts the highest percentage of girls' names", then it appears you're right. About 5.5% of names in '04.

http://babynamewizard.com/namevoyager/lnv0105.html
How about ending a high percentage of female names. Properly. To more-or-less quote from a Heinlein novel (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0441790348/qid=1138048255/sr=8-1/ref=sr_8_xs_ap_i1_xgl14/103-5393206-4061461?n=507846&s=books&v=glance), an ending -a "suggests a C-cup."

ACCtuary
01-23-2006, 05:02 PM
I would think V is feminine. Just think of all the words that start with V that are feminine related.

And yet in french the word for vagina is Le vagin. ie - the masculine gender! (as with other body parts. Le sein - the breast)

Don't forget vasectomy!

Fun King ded
01-23-2006, 11:14 PM
abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz

ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ

Nope, I don't see it...

Gummy Venus de Milo
01-23-2006, 11:27 PM
And yet in french the word for vagina is Le vagin. ie - the masculine gender! (as with other body parts. Le sein - the breast)

Don't forget vasectomy!

la merde!

Griffin 7
01-24-2006, 08:26 AM
And yet in french the word for vagina is Le vagin. ie - the masculine gender! (as with other body parts. Le sein - the breast)When has a frog ever been right?

Uncle Larry
01-24-2006, 09:31 AM
When has a frog ever been right?It ain't easy bein' greenLord knows.

1695814
06-05-2006, 04:02 PM
especially the cursive-Q

Gene Yuss
06-05-2006, 04:06 PM
Q was actually the letter I thought of before I even read the poll. I suppose it's because of the "-ique" suffix. Only used for girls' names, AFAIK.

What about Enrique? I'm sure there are others.

Pseudolus
06-05-2006, 04:24 PM
B, but only if you draw little nipples on it.

Pseudolus
06-05-2006, 04:28 PM
Or, I suppose, big ones.

Kaput Shakur
06-05-2006, 05:07 PM
When I think women, I think P, M, and S.

But that's not very feminine.

Gene Yuss
06-05-2006, 05:45 PM
When I think women, I think P, M, and S.

But that's not very feminine.

I think of T & A or maybe S & M, but that's not really my thing.

JMO
06-06-2006, 07:26 AM
If "feminine" is defined as "letter that starts the highest percentage of girls' names", then it appears you're right. About 5.5% of names in '04. . .


started with a. But the key point (for Heinlein fans, anyway) is that a name ending in "a" supposedly suggests a larger bra cup size. . .

Maine-iac
06-06-2006, 08:26 AM
If the criteria is NOT the most popular girl's initial, I would definitely endorse the "a" suggestion. If you want to feminize a man's name, adding an "a" to the end usually works, though there may be a little more modification needed. (Robert => Roberta, Michael => Michaela, Mark => Marcia, Horatio => Horatia, Carl => Carla etc.)

Phil
06-06-2006, 10:42 AM
I once did a study of which girls in my 6th grade class were the most evil. I found that girls whose names end in "-y" (Ruthy, Katy) were the most evil; girls ending in "-a" were middle, and girls ending in "-en" (Jen, Kristen) were the nicest.