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What is your Name?
Name and Gender
It is now called world village. We are no longer confined into one place, city and country. We move different places and keep contact with different people in the world. We meet and know many people in person however many people we do not know by person. We know my emails, by web sites and internets. We read names but we do not know masculine or feminine gender by name only. We know gender by name of a person within our own area/place. But we do not know gender of a person by name for the people whom we get contact by email, internet, hubpages and other means of contact who we do not meet personally.
There is no problem if we see pictures of a person along with the name, like in hubpages. That again has problem when a person posts different pictures other than own picture. We get problem when we need to write to the person to address in communicating message. The person may be a male or female so we do not know whether we address as Mr. or Ms. Previously there was a system to address as Mrs. or Miss. The problem is also there if we do not know if a person is married or not. This has been avoided now with new style of addressing Ms.
To me there are two alternates to solve the problem of addressing in case we do not know if a person is male or female. One, let’s have common addressing word like Md, Mp, or something else which is 'international standard' to address a person whom we do not know gender. Second, another alternate is to make internationally 'compulsory' that one needs to write Mr. or Ms at the end of name.