Another name to the girls?
My DIL posted a cute picture of her dog Percy today. Her sister, who should have known better, commented on how adorable "she" is, and my DIL reminded her sister that Percy is male. Sister responded that she keeps forgetting that Percy is a male name. Someone else pointed to Percy Jackson, saying he personally was under the impression that Percy is a male name. My DIL then related an anecdote. She and Percy had encountered a little kindergartner who declared that Percy is a girl name and tried to convince my DIL that Percy is a girl dog. (A quick look would have demonstrated otherwise, but kindergartners are probably not too well-versed in anatomy as of yet.) Given the number of girls running around with traditionally male names these days, the little kindergartner can likely be forgiven for thinking everything is a girl name.
Sat, 04/05/2014 - 1:48pm