There IS a difference between surnames that are commonly used as first names for boys like James
(number 1 baby name for a long time) or girls (like Hanna
) and surnames that never sounded particularly masculine or feminine because they were hardly ever used! It's not like the Greek name thing at all.
I actually don't have anything against girls named James
. I don't care. I simply think there's a difference between a girl named Ashley
and a girl named Jacob
and most people would agree with me. If you don't believe me, open a thread and we'll see. To you there might not be a difference, to me there is.