Jesus Christ, please tell me you are more capable of following a line of thought at your job. This is just pathetic.Try asking google
I guess I could ask the 450ish people working at the same office as my exboss... gonna guess that would get a knowledge/experience as similar to mine as your parents is to yours.
The fact is, it is a woman's name, whether you have experience of it or not, and if you don't, well, you just learned something from figtree's writing, which is a big + to him.
So yeah, it could be a homosexual couple, or a trans couple, or any other sort of mix. Does it matter? If it does then that will emerge as the story progresses, and maybe challenge your (and many people's) prejudices. Another + for figtree's piece. Perhaps keeping you in suspense is part of the plan, or perhaps it really doesn't matter and you will be left to make your own mind up. All possible and valid literary aims.
I could be wrong (yes, that is a worthy statement to aspire to also) but out of the people posting here that they have never experienced the name before, are most from USA and under 25?
I already agreed, before you even made your first reply, that it was a female name. It just doesn't sound, seem, or appear that way with an at least fairly noticeable number of individuals.
My point has been - and will continue to be - to make it clear she is a woman from the very start. It isn't hard - at all. A pronoun fixes this. One word. Why are you so against this? It's idiotic...
If all I have asked think it is male then that means that a decent percentage will likely be confused about the name's gender. It's like I'm arguing with a lamp that doesn't want to turn on because there's a candle in the adjacent corner...