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July 8th, 2012 09:30 PM #1Senior Member
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Augustine: boy or girl and why you think so.
A friend and I are currently arguing about why Augustine is considered a boys name, I explained to her that here St. Augustin is called by the feminine version Augustine but I have no explanation as to why or when this happened. Edit: My friend thinks calling St. Augustin by Augustine is insulting because it's a girls name, this is what I cannot explain to her but it's a very interesting view on names that we debate here quite a bit.
I feel like there must be a historical or etymological reason since every other culture (that I can think of) still uses a masculine version of the name. The same goes for Constantin. I've googled it but I can't really find anything, can someone help me out??? TIA!
Do you consider these names male, female or unisex and if so why?
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July 8th, 2012 09:38 PM #3Member
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July 8th, 2012 10:42 PM #9k♥m
mid-20s. grad student at AU.
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