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Post by Dara » Thu Nov 20, 2003 10:33 am

Hi guys!

I have a very urgent and important question! Is the Finnish name Sirpa a gir's or a boy's name?!

Thanks<

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Post by MinnaRaisanen » Thu Nov 20, 2003 10:35 am

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Post by PeterF » Thu Nov 20, 2003 10:37 am

Sirpa is a girls name..but I suppose that in these times of gay parents ..a boy could be called Sirpa..but then he will probably be called something else at school-- :roll:


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Post by Dara » Thu Nov 20, 2003 10:46 am

Thanks! I have to send an application for a job to that person and was not at all sure if I have to write Mr. or Ms. LOL!


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Post by sy » Thu Nov 20, 2003 11:49 am

Dara wrote:Thanks! I have to send an application for a job to that person and was not at all sure if I have to write Mr. or Ms. LOL!
Yes, it's wise to check the gender of Finnish names. I remember that in my early days of job hunting I wrote to Ms. Kai. I'm definitely sure that my application was thrown immediately into the trash bin. :oops:


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Post by Hank W. » Thu Nov 20, 2003 11:58 am

Kari is definitely male in Finland - Definitely female in Norway.
Janne is definitely male in Finland - Definitely female in Estonia.

What you can do, is go have a check:

https://192.49.222.187/nimipalvelu/defaul.asp

=> etunimihaku
=> => type in say 'Dara' and press 'hae'
(men, women, alltogether)
So for example in 1980-1999 there are 4 boys and 4 girls with the name 'Dara' in Finland, alltogether 6 boys and 8 girls, so I can't definitely say if you're boy or a girl from your name. :mrgreen:

There is 'boy named Sue' thing in Finland bit the boys name is 'Päivi' ... no boys named päivi, but we have one 'Tarzan'.
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Post by Dara » Thu Nov 20, 2003 12:03 pm

LOL Hank!

That's what the pictures are for!

Thanks for the link too.


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Post by Guest » Thu Nov 20, 2003 2:24 pm

Dara wrote:Thanks! I have to send an application for a job to that person and was not at all sure if I have to write Mr. or Ms. LOL!

I thought I was the only one with that problem! :lol:
There's been somany times when I had to ask Anna if it was a male or female's name, because I just can't seem to figure it out :oops:


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Post by j o h a n n a » Fri Nov 21, 2003 1:32 am

Peter Floyd wrote:Sirpa is a girls name..but I suppose that in these times of gay parents ..a boy could be called Sirpa..
what? i don't see what that has to do w/it. so only gay parents would ever give children a cross-gendered name? or a gay man would be expected to have a feminized name?


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Post by Guest » Fri Nov 21, 2003 1:43 am

Got a point there, Johanna.

Not directly related to Finnish names, but umm...
how about Rene, Berry, Sandy, etc. etc. They're all double-gendered. No need to be gay for that...


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Post by MinnaRaisanen » Fri Nov 21, 2003 7:52 am

Arno...I hear you!!! There are some names that just baffle me as far as male/female and then I have to ask around to figure it out! Pirjo is one I still don't know....which is why my letters to such people usually begin with 'to whom it may concern' or 'Dear Sir/Madam' - just a safe bet for those times I can't figure it out... :oops:
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Post by Andrew_S » Fri Nov 21, 2003 9:59 am

How many of our female members would be irked on receiving a letter beginning

Dear Sir,

I wonder?

In a business context of course.
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Post by Guest » Fri Nov 21, 2003 10:05 am

Andrew_S wrote:How many of our female members would be irked on receiving a letter beginning

Dear Sir,

I wonder?

In a business context of course.

If I have a name, I usually find out whether or not it's a male or a female name, but if I don't that I also put Dear Sirs there.
It's as much a general opening as Goodday, how are you. And it doesn't certainly imply that you are refering only to guys.
In Holland I used to use LS, but I've heard that that is not-done here.


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Post by Dara » Fri Nov 21, 2003 10:05 am

I have!

Yeah I have received such letters when I was in Finland. I even receive some international Magazines here in Sofia addressed to me as a Mr. And I laugh more than I care about it. I find it really funny! :lol:


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Post by Andrew_S » Fri Nov 21, 2003 10:08 am

"used LS"

What's LS?
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