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Subject: Re: How do you pronounce these names?
Author: Anneza   (Authenticated as Anneza)
Date: October 9, 2006 at 5:39:27 AM
Reply to: How do you pronounce these names? by Jena
Gina as a name I suppose, but if I saw it I'd think of the place and pronounce it more or less Yay-na. Jone-y. Jone-y again, as in Mitchell.

If I saw Joeie or Joei, I'd assume it was a kre8iv spelling of Joy, so I'd see it as female but for the wrong reason. And I'd certainly expect Joey to be male. It's another good reason for giving a child a full name (Josephine or Joanna?) and using the nn form as just that - a nickname.

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