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"The horse's name isn't Joshua. He's called Susan, and he wants you to respect his life choices."
The Doctor, Doctor Who - A Town Called Mercy

Receptionist: ...You're the two o'clock?
Bowler Hat Guy: Yes!
Receptionist: ...You're Mary Johnson.
Bowler Hat Guy: Err... It's short for... um... er...
Receptionist: ...Marion?
Bowler Hat Guy: ...Uh, can that be a boy's name?
Receptionist: *sighs* Yes.
Bowler Hat Guy: Oooh! Yes! Yes it is!

Jayne: Well, as a rule, I say girlfolk ain't to be trusted.
River: Jayne is a girl's name.
Jayne: Well, Jayne ain't a girl! She starts in on that girl's name thing, I'll show her, good an' all, I got man parts!
Simon: I'm trying to think of a way for you to be cruder. It's just... it's not coming.
Firefly, "Trash"

"My father's name was Mary, his father's name was Mary, and his father's name was Craig."
Mary Lightly, Psych

"'Kamille?' I thought I heard a girl's name, but that's clearly a boy."
Jerrid Messa, Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam

(Mary is recounting details of a party)
Mary: OK, Taylor was drinking this soda—
Emily: Wait, girl-Taylor or boy-Taylor?
Mary: Girl-Taylor. But then Riley bumped into her.
Emily: Girl-Riley or boy-Riley?
Mary: Boy-Riley. But girl-Riley thought that they were flirting, so they broke up. And now girl-Taylor's with boy-Riley and girl-Riley's with boy-Taylor.
See Dad Run ep. 1x04

"Lord" is a male title, the female equivalent is "Lady". "Lightlord" would be a fine title if all of the monsters were male - which they are not. You would have to use "Lightlord" for the male monsters and "Lightlady" for the female ones. But what about Ryko and Gragonith, are they "Lightlord" or "Lightlady"? Perhaps we'd need a 3rd category, called "Lighthing". Or perhaps "Lightit". Also you'd need to change things like Judgment Dragon to work off of "Lightlord and/or Lightlady". Or even "Lightlord / Lightlady / Lightit monsters".
—Kevin Tewart, Yu-Gi-Oh! translator

Karate Club member: Tell me your name.
Kamille Bidan: Kamille Bidan.
Karate Club member: Kamille? That's a girl's na—
(Kamille kicks the Karate Club member's butt)

Brock: Y'know, when I heard that Ash Williams was gonna be here tonight, I kinda thought you were gonna be a girl.
Ash: I've been getting a lot of that lately.
Brock: It's probably the name Ashley. It used to be a boy's name but that was way back in the 40's. Gone with the Wind and all that.
Ash: It's still a guy's name!
Brock: Technically, sure, yeah. But now that the girls have gotten a toehold on it, dads don't wanna to slap a feminine name on their sons. Same thing happened to Lesley, Shannon and Vivien.
Ash: Vivien?
Brock: Oh yeah! Hank really dodged a bullet on that one. "Vivien Venture," brrrrrrr!

Lydia: Happy birthday, Dr. Berkowitz.
Dr. Berkowitz: Oh please, call me Leslie.
Lydia: Why would I do that — that is a woman's name.

Name a girl Jack, my father said,
and she can't help but grow up strong.
Raise her right, my father said,
and she'll make that name her own.
Name a girl Jack and people will look at her twice, my father said.
For no good reason but to ask if her parents were crazy, my mother said.
And back and forth it went until I was Jackie.
Brown Girl Dreaming, Jacqueline Woodson


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