Gay Name Meaning & Origin
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This name is almost never given anymore, as the meaning of the word "gay" has shifted in the past 40 years to mean "homosexual" in mainstream speech.
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Gay was my maternal grandmother's maiden name, my mother's middle name and now my first name. Because of the dual definition, the only real problem I have is introducing myself when I don't want to include a last name. "My name is Gay" seems to be what I choose most often. The teasing when I as a child was more "is Gay "gay" today (meaning happy) as I am a child of the 50/60's.
If your last name is Gay, you should give your kids initial names, like I.M., U.R., R.U., or I.B.
If that was my last name I would change it! Same goes for first name. What parent today would be so cruel as to name her kid Gay?
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- Meanings and history of the name Gay: | Edit
From the English word for "happy, joyful" "smart" "sunny"
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Gay Talese (male), writer
Marcia Gay Harden, American actress
Gay Kayler, Australian country singer
Gae Exton, British ex of American actor Christopher Reeve, mother of two of his children
John Gay, Writer
Gay Sportsbra, former lead singer of pop band Cobra Starship.
Frank Gay, owner of Frank Gay Plumbing in Orlando, FL
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