"Galen, however spelt, is a GUY'S name" I beg to disagree with you on this one, Hid Diva. Galen is derived from the feminine-gender word "galene", meaning "tranquility" in Greek. All Galenes in my neck of the woods are girlies. Same goes for my slavic neighbours, where the name appears in several variations including Galina and Galya. The silly Romans decided to masculate the name into Galenius, and the rest is history.