By Anonymous - United States
Today, I had a job interview. When I got there, the lady interviewing me shook my hand and said, 'Hello, I'm gay.' I found this strange and I didn't know what to say, so I stated, 'Aw, it's OK, I support you.' She looked pretty offended, and I realized why when I found out that her name was Gaye. FML
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  ChibiChibi_fml  |  27

@madarchod and random210

Gay- (in addition to meaning happy and all that) is defined as homosexual.

homosexual- 1.
of, pertaining to, or exhibiting homosexuality.
of, pertaining to, or noting the same sex.

  ChibiChibi_fml  |  27

It wouldn't post the second half of my comment. I was just trying to say that gay is technically usable for both men and women. It is just that most people choose to think of gay as applying to only men.

  madarchod  |  0

#120 -
Gay = Homosexual and Homosexual = involving sexual intercourse between persons of the same sex.
Now two men can have sexual intercourse which is defined as an act of penetration, but two women cannot do that (unless they do with artificial means). This conclusively proves that women cannnot be gay, so English language coined another word to refer to them.

  RedPillSucks  |  31

Older people have names like that. Male and female. Gaylord, Gaye, Gay, are all acceptable names.
Remember when names like Marion, Beverly, Leslie, Ashley, Stacey were unisex names?

  ChibiChibi_fml  |  27

I can't think of anyone who actually just named their kid Dick. It's usually a nickname for people with the name Richard. The real question is why would someone choose to go by a nickname that is not only slang for penis but is also an insult?

  XQuartzX  |  15

Theres many more names as well as Courtney, Corey, Sandy, etc..

Though I wouldn't think my name is very unisex. I've seen it happen though. :)

  Zebidee  |  8

Yeah, I agree. Someone named 'Gaye' really should be prepared for this reaction. It's like automatically spelling your name when it's unusual. Firstly, she should be expecting it and word things accordingly, and secondly, she shouldn't be offended at a reaction I'll bet she's had a thousand times before.

To be honest though, it's her last name, Sparklyvampire, that causes her the most problems...

  itisme_fml  |  9

I agree with you... OP, it is not totally your fault, and she should not hold it against you.
I hope you did not have the list of your interviewees beforehand, in which case YDI.

I have known people with such names change the pronunciation so that it does not seem to be as confusing. Ms.Gaye could have pronounced her name with the "a" sounding like "Arbor" in "Ann Arbor" and the "e" in the end pronounced. It could have reduced the imminent confusion.