Why feminine people can have masculine names, but not vice versa

February 13, 2019 in inQueery

Image Source: Andrew Hudson’s Jobs List (andrewhudsonsjobslist.com)   To be completely honest, baby names is not a subject I think of everyday, but a little bit ago I read an article on The Atlantic that brought up some interesting points on the subject of gender and names. The article in question, written by Atlantic staff writer Joe Pinsker starts with a question: why are we giving more and more girls surnames that are traditionally thought of as male?   Pinsker is not the only one …