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Subject: Re: Female-to-male names
Author: Kirke   (guest)
Date: August 30, 2011 at 5:45:01 PM
Reply to: Female-to-male names by Adenydd
The names Maria and Marie are used in some countries as middle names for boys. Example - the writer Rainer Maria Rilke (who's given name according to wikipedia was René Karl Wilhelm Johann Josef Maria Rilke).

This isn't really a case of a female name becoming male because they have two different origins but Bryce is feminine in Greek mythology(in the writings of Apollodorus she is one of the Danaids) while being a masculine name in English(although it's being used for girls now too). As I said, the two are not actually related.

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