This is the second of two chapters posted today. If you haven’t read Chapter 15, I strongly recommend reading that one first.
You may well wonder why, given that it’s two POVs of the same day, but I thought you should be allowed to form your own first impression of Megan before finding out who that was.
But wait a minute! If Megan and CloudsAreGatheringOverMe are the same person, doesn’t that mean…
“What is the meaning of this?!” – I hear you cry. Or rather I don’t, but I imagine you do. Sorry, my imagination can be a little melodramatic.
Well, a funny thing about names is that parents sometimes give girls traditionally male names, but almost never give boys traditionally female names. This means that once a name becomes known as a girl’s name, it’s normally only a matter of time before it becomes an exclusively female name. This is the fate that befell the originally male names Madison and Joyce. Blaise, Robin and Tyler all look to be going the same way. Curiously, names that undergo this process very often end with the suffix -ey: Courtney, Ashley and Sidney, for example.
So in the future, it’s not entirely implausible that even the name “Bradley” will become exclusively female.
I did warn you not to make assumptions. 😉
CloudsAreGatheringOverMe has allowed comments this time around. Of course, she hasn’t yet disclosed her real name in her blog.