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Old October 10, 2015, 06:26 PM
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Post Marzo: Masculine, Feminine, or Both?

I have a female character who's name is Marzo. I really like the name, but I'm sort of put off/confused because the word ends in "o", which suggests that it's masculine. I was wondering if it's appropriate to use a masculine word/name for a female.
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Old October 10, 2015, 06:56 PM
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Latin American girls sometimes have a masculine name in their full name.

Marzo, however, isn't a given name, for either a boy or a girl, as far as I can tell.

You might consider Maricela, Marisela, Marisa, Marisol, Maritza, Marta, Martina, Melita, Mercedes, Milagros, Monita or Mora.

Cristina is spelled without an 'h' in Spanish.

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Since it's a proper name, it could be assigned to anyone, but take into account that there are very few masculine names given to girls and even fewer feminine names given to boys.
In any case, as Rusty said, the names of months are very rarely given to people, with the exceptions of "Julio" (for men) and "Abril" (for women).

Finally, the word itself is masculine, because it's the name of a month, and "mes" in Spanish is masculine.

- El marzo pasado fuimos de vacaciones a la playa.
Last March we went on holidays to the beach.

- Todos los marzos me reúno con mis viejos amigos.
Every March I meet my old friends.
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