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04-27-2008, 07:15 PM
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Originally Posted by Mousepad View Post
You are over-reacting. Michel in english sounds like "Michelle", a girl name.
Michel is first and above all a Male name.(St-Michel=St-Michael) Micheline is the real female form of the name. But, somewhere during the 20th centry, someone in France decided to name his/her daughter Michel-le with the extra LE. The anglophones liked the sound of it and adopted it with Michele, thinking it was a female name.

In french we have also some girls named Claude, which is a male name. the Beatles did not help with their song either...

And English people have those double gender names like Tracy, Terry, etc...

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