I often say, “No one’s going to pay me to sit on the couch and watch Jane Austen movies, so I do the next best thing.”
Good to see you here, Mr. Savage. I love your comic.
Lesson: never lend money. :D
I have never heard of a girl called Christian. Christiana, I’ve met.
Re: Laurie. That was short for Laurence. So…
But most male Martys are Martins and most female Martys are Marthas. (Or were.) Pet and diminutive forms have been more unisex, I think.
All the Ashleys/Ashleighs I know in person are female. But he’s a major character in Gone with the Wind.
When I was a kid in the 90s, my mom had a female friend Leslie. But Mom would tell me about Leslie Nielsen the actor, so I knew it had previously been a man’s name.