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Old 10-10-2005, 06:09 PM   #1
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weird poll...your input requested...

OK, this is kind of odd, but pretend you don't know me or anything about me (most of you don't so that's perfect). Also pretend you don't even post here so you've never seen my username or avatar, etc. ALL you know about me is my name, Lies Rosema (and if you DO know how to pronounce it, pretend you don't).

Would you think I was a guy or a girl?
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Old 10-10-2005, 06:15 PM   #2
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A guy, but thats just me
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Old 10-10-2005, 06:16 PM   #3
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Gee, I'm Dutch and I have to pretend not to know the name Lies?


BTW, is it just Lies or is it shortened for Liesbeth (or Elisabeth)?
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Old 10-10-2005, 06:44 PM   #4
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I think.... you're a girl. That's what I've always assumed I think.
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Old 10-10-2005, 06:47 PM   #5
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Honestly, being another longtime PLEBA resident I know you too well to even pretend I don't
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Old 10-10-2005, 06:52 PM   #6
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Gee, I'm Dutch and I have to pretend not to know the name Lies?

BTW, is it just Lies or is it shortened for Liesbeth (or Elisabeth)?
Marty, the fourth option is for you and the other Dutch ones who will obviously know what gender I am.

It's actually not short for anything, though my nicknames include Liesl and Liesje.
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Now that I have time, I'll explain the reason behind this poll. As you can see, I have a weird name. Right now I'm working on my resume. In my PR class, we have this assignment where we find a PR professional from the community and interview them, then show them our resume for critique. It occured to me as I was typing my resume that I have been and might often be mistaken for a man. This is because I work in computers, web development, information technology, etc. where right away it's assumed that most people are men. Then add to that the fact that for a lot of people, my name is new and doesn't give a good indication of gender.

I'm trying to decide whether to start including my middle name (Alaine). That's why I'm interested to know how many people would correctly guess I was a girl only knowing my name. I won't be offended if you say "guy"!
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You are definetly not a dude, honey. And I like your name. Be different!

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Old 10-10-2005, 08:48 PM   #9
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We're dealing with this same situation with my husband's worker's comp insurance company. His new person is named Pat, very gender neutral. If he/she/it had put (Ms.) or (Mr.) after her/his/its name, we'd be a lot happier right now. Her/his/its voice mail offers no clue, either.
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Old 10-10-2005, 08:57 PM   #10
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Female, for sure. It was never a doubt in my mind - but I guess if you had turned out to be male, I would have looked quite the fool.
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Old 10-10-2005, 09:24 PM   #11
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I've actually run into this problem with Sikh names. They don't have any gender-specific names at all and you have absolutely no way at all of telling.

As for yours, I would guess girl.
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Old 10-10-2005, 09:59 PM   #12
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We're dealing with this same situation with my husband's worker's comp insurance company. His new person is named Pat, very gender neutral. If he/she/it had put (Ms.) or (Mr.) after her/his/its name, we'd be a lot happier right now. Her/his/its voice mail offers no clue, either.

That totally reminds me of that SNL character Julia Sweeney played....called Pat--the one where nobody could figure out if she was a she or a he!

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Old 10-10-2005, 10:05 PM   #13
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At my job where I teach kids, a little 4 year old kid came in with the name Yoel. The family was from Israel I believe and one of their customs was not to cut their child's hair until a certain age. This kid was the cutest girl in the world. Long blonde hair, deep brown eyes and just a bundle of energy.

Problem was, she was a he...

Mom explained this to me after I said, "She did great!" Whoops.

And Lies, I love your name. My little dutch girl.
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Old 10-10-2005, 10:18 PM   #14
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sounds like a girl's name to me.

my biggest problem at work is when people hand me their ID cards, and i have to write their names down, when they give me a non-US driver's license or a school ID where it's not clear which name is their last name...
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I would have guessed you were a guy before i read the rest of the replies
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