"Gather Ye Rosebuds While Ye May" is a poem by Robert Herrick. This poem portrays our existence on earth, and that people age as life goes on, and everything becomes boundless. Herrick here urges people to take advantage of youth and energy while they may! The poem is in the genre of carpe diem, to seize the day.

Monday, May 12, 2008

Ansam = Male or Female?



This is a question to you all... specially the non-Arabic speakers;

Ansam... sounds masculine or feminine to you?

Apparently they thought I was a male and corrected it when they saw me... hehehe The lady kept telling me how sorry she is, I was not upset but kept wondering about it, specially when this happened twice in May so far.. There is this nice lady who works in HR and only contacted me by email, so I pick up the phone to call her because I wanted to ask her a question and she was shocked to her a female voice! LOL

Tell me?

22 comments:

pablo-chiarpenello said...

In Spanish female names usually finish with an ‘a’. I have no idea what to think. For me Ansam was always female, but that is because I knew you and your name at the same time.

Hasan.B said...

Its bisexual in enlish just like anwar. Obviously i arabic its much easier to differentiate

..::Amu::.. said...

mmm the name can be used for both m/f :)

Ansam said...

Pablo-
I dont know but I find it funny that it happened twice within a period of 10 days! hehee

Hasan-
I know what you mean

Ansam said...

amu-
yeah yeah! meanie! hehehehe

Big Pearls said...

sounds feminine to me!

Sou said...

I didn't even know Ansam was used as a male's name as well! Feminine all the way!! :)

Squirreliya said...

7ada feminine!

Purgatory said...

I think of you as it

Hamitaf La B. said...

Sounds very girly if you ask me.... :)

pocketfullofsunshine said...

I think it's a very womanly name...

Evil Knievel said...

could be both ...
but if I would not know that you are female and only see the name I would tend to male... sorry ...!
But I have this as well ... I have a firstname that for some reasons people consider female as well (specially when spelled wrong)... and no ... it's not 'Evil' :P

intlxpatr said...

I would have thought it was a male name. No particular reason, to me (native English speaker) it just has a masculine sound.

On the other hand, I don't know any makes who would use the theme "gather ye rosebuds while ye may!"

Ansam said...

Big Pearls-
Could be because its Arabic and it means breeze so = female!

Sou said...
For non-Arab speakers... they seem to call me MR hehehe

Squirreliya-
Thats good to know

Purgatory-
HITTING YOU WITH A STICK ON YOUR HEAD!

Hamitaf La B.-
Cool hehehehe

pocketfullofsunshine-
Thats good to know, thanks

Evil Knievel-
No need to say sorry! I asked hehehehe... EVIL! LOL

intlxpatr-
I am used to it... specially when I was in the States... its their first assumption!

Purgatory said...

Why you hit my beautiful head, jealous?

Ansam said...

Purg-
What! says who! Beautiful head huh! YEAH RIGHT! I am an "IT"?

Grey said...

Aww ! thats OK, its a honest mistake , at least your first name don't sound like a falafil like mine does ! they are confused if i am some kind of vegitable

Ansam said...

Grey-
LOL hehehe ok I like ur comment

Anonymous said...

my name is ansam and i had that problem happen to me once :D:D

Ansam said...

Anonymous-
hehehehe... are you the "Ansam" I know?

Anonymous said...

Sure it is a female name...
My name is Ansam and I like it so much :)don't be sad!!

Ansam said...

Anon-
3ashat el asaaami :-) I am not sad hehehe

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