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IIRC, your name - while unique - is pretty feminine.

Yes, it is - so at least I have that going for me.

Are you ever mistaken for a Mr. like i am?

No, just as another race. Most who hear my name assume I am of one race, when I am on the opposite end of the spectrum. I think it's the combo of the unusual first name and the common-for-more-than-one-race last name. I got it some as a youth, too - my maiden name was also common-for-more-than-one-race, especially in the South. Friends would ask their parents if I could come over for a sleep over, and they would ask what color I was*.

I have been told, after being hired at a job, that the person originally passing along my resume assumed I was a different race, because of the name.

Our very own dianakalt thought I was, too! She got the shock of a lifetime the first time we met, when she moved her years ago. My name and description (height, weight, hair color) were generic enough there was really no telling who was showing up.

It's kinda funny, actually - because what they are expecting is totally, and completely, not what shows up.

PS - I was listening to an Adam Carolla podcast recently and he used the word (such as it is) "douchenozzle" and i laughed and laughed and laughed.

It's just so fitting. Perfect for him, really.

impolite

* This is in the South, which should help explain how in the world they found it to be an appropriate question
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