December 6, 2012 1:59 PM Subscribe
We are considering naming our soon-to-be-born son Gael. I have a few questions about that.
posted by 2or3whiskeysodas to human relations (104 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
• Do you personally hear "gayl"
when you read that name?
• Although the name is clearly Scottish/English in origin, my wife who works at a predominantly Hispanic elementary school has several Mexican male students named Gael. How did THAT happen? Is it just because of the hunky actor guy?
• Although this isn't a girls' name, it's pretty damn close and will frequently be thought of as one. Perhaps this is anecdotal, but how problematic has this been for those of you with names frequently associated with the opposite sex? Or for people you know with the same?