Names And Gender- On the subject once more

Tophat's picture

I've decided that I'm going to use my male and female names interchangeably from here on out. Hedwig being my female name, and my male name remaining undisclosed due to my raging paranoia.

I'm using them interchangeably because I don't think that I should keep myself constricted to one gender. I'm going to continue to view myself as neither gender, and I will expand upon this subject presently.

I'm thinking of creating my own little gender for myself... I call it Felo. It's basically a homonym with fellow, and unrelated to fellatio, you perverted creatures.

I'm an unusual person, I suppose, but hey, society will learn to deal with it. And if they don't, when has that stopped me before?

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carmen143's picture

Hedwig... I like it.

A very noble name. :)

<3 FLAME ON! <3

Dracofangxxx's picture

i'm hoping that the name i

i'm hoping that the name i use for you is real ;3
maybe you should just make one asexual name... like... alex. or sam. or marshmallow. i dunno.
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jeff's picture

So...

You made the huge leap that you don't need a gender. But names have a fixed gender?

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"People who are happy are slugs... They do not move the human race forward."
-- Camille Paglia, on Oasis

swimmerguy's picture

Well Jeff...

Most names do. But they don't HAVE to, I guess...
If I was going to have any name, it would be David.

"I bust mine so I can kick yours" ~ design on a swimming t-shirt

TotalGeek42's picture

Cool beans. ^^ My only

Cool beans. ^^

My only thought is that it'll be hard for people to understand... I just hope that your friends do manage to think of your names as interchangeable. I mean it's hard enough giving them a set name and trying to get them to use that instead of your old one...

Good luck.

"Assets, assets..."

"Well I've got a banana, and in a pinch you could put up some shelves..."

"Dreaming that someone unknown has died means that either you've been watching too much CSI..." - 5thstory

Tophat's picture

It will be hard for them...

But I think with enough training and cattle-prodding I'll be set.

It is true that liberty is precious; so precious that it must be carefully rationed.
-Vladimir Ilyich Lenin

TotalGeek42's picture

Haha, I hope... I've only

Haha, I hope... I've only recently started to think that other people really think of me as Skylar, and that's just with the people that see me all the time..

"Assets, assets..."

"Well I've got a banana, and in a pinch you could put up some shelves..."

"Dreaming that someone unknown has died means that either you've been watching too much CSI..." - 5thstory

Nanook's picture

I'm pretty sure that gender

I'm pretty sure that gender has already been assigned the name "two-spirit".

Then again, it's only native American. I'm sure that as long as you give them a small amount of money, they'll be fine with giving up what's rightfully theirs.

Tophat's picture

Darling...

I don't feel two-spirited, I feel more like about twenty-spirited, but this is how I'm expressing it... Thanks for the advice, though.

It is true that liberty is precious; so precious that it must be carefully rationed.
-Vladimir Ilyich Lenin

TotalGeek42's picture

Actually, two-spirited means

Actually, two-spirited means anybody that's not cisgendered, so I'd be two-spirited too. But.. close enough. xD

"Assets, assets..."

"Well I've got a banana, and in a pinch you could put up some shelves..."

"Dreaming that someone unknown has died means that either you've been watching too much CSI..." - 5thstory

jeff's picture

Seems like...

two-spirit just reinforces a gender binary, no? Even if you reflect both, it seems content that there are two.

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"People who are happy are slugs... They do not move the human race forward."
-- Camille Paglia, on Oasis

Wolfcry's picture

lol on the subject of names,

lol on the subject of names, I want mine to be Wolfcry. It was given to me by someone special to me.

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