The Finch Formerly Known As Gold

6 March 2008

Paging David Gates

"And Aubrey was her name,
A not so very ordinary girl or name.
But who's to blame?"

Um, what? Not a girl, you say?

Oh. Never mind.

Posted at 3:28 PM to Say What? , Soonerland

Aubrey is a masculine name, he he. Use for girls is incorrect.

Posted by: Steve McDonald at 12:24 PM on 7 March 2008

Yeah, that's what Beverly and Leslie told me.

Posted by: CGHill at 1:30 PM on 7 March 2008

I know someone who named her baby girl Aubrey. And I met a girl named Aubrey checking out groceries at our local Trader Joe's.

Posted by: miriam at 1:51 PM on 8 March 2008

That don't make it right. My female Doctor's middle name is Bill, so I guess that is unisex now as well. I never heard the Bread song, but do like Ian Whitcomb's "I Want to Ask You a Personal Question Aubrey Dear".

Posted by: Steve McDonald at 7:57 PM on 8 March 2008

When I was a kid, there was a family across the street that had named the second of their four children -- a girl -- "Billie."

I liked her, even though I was only -- what, eight? -- and I think she was fully 25% older than me.

Posted by: McGehee at 11:56 AM on 9 March 2008