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hammerklavier
06-13-2008, 04:02 AM
How do these polls work anyway?

So what gender do you think of for this name: Silex.

Also, what age, nationality, and personality comes to mind?

KTC
06-13-2008, 04:04 AM
Sounds Male to me. I guess because it sounds like Silas. The other questions... I don't really see those things from a name.

Calla Lily
06-13-2008, 04:12 AM
Sounds too much like Tilex, the shower cleaner to me. Sorry.

Otherwise, it makes me think of an androgynous android. (Say that 3X fast!) Very futuristic.

poetinahat
06-13-2008, 04:12 AM
I'm stumped...

http://www.proctorsilex.com/proctorsilex/content/33140_hero.jpg

KTC
06-13-2008, 04:15 AM
I'm stumped...

http://www.proctorsilex.com/proctorsilex/content/33140_hero.jpg

That's quite the one dimensional character, Rob. Frankly, I'm surprised. I thought you were better than that.

DamaNegra
06-13-2008, 04:17 AM
Male.

poetinahat
06-13-2008, 04:18 AM
That's quite the one dimensional character, Rob. Frankly, I'm surprised. I thought you were better than that.

It's just that you've become four-dimensional, Kevin, so I look linear now.

(Where'd I leave that copy of Flatland?)

Perle_Rare
06-13-2008, 04:28 AM
The first thought through my mind was that Silex came from flint. So I saw a big, bad caveman.

I do love the crockpot though! :D

StoryG27
06-13-2008, 04:34 AM
Sounds masculine, and makes me think of a name that would be in a fantasy or sci-fi novel.

alleycat
06-13-2008, 04:36 AM
Sounds too much like Tilex, the shower cleaner to me. Sorry.
Yeah, that was kind of my first thought too, some kind of cleaning product.

"Are you embarrassed by ugly mildew on your home? Use new Silex!"

Sorry, hammer.

If I had to choose, I'd say the name was male.

Unique
06-13-2008, 04:36 AM
Proctor-Silex. Totally. Maybe a coffee pot.

Guys drink java. Oh, wait. So do I.

Never mind.

Soccer Mom
06-13-2008, 04:52 AM
Sounded like Silas to me and made me think male.

slcboston
06-13-2008, 05:08 AM
Definitely sounded male.... No point of origin though... at least, not terrestrially. :D

Danger Jane
06-13-2008, 05:11 AM
Makes me think of a Neo-from-the-Matrix-style dude.

With white-blond hair.

My immediate reactions are very complete!

Ldyjarhead
06-13-2008, 05:18 AM
What gender? I don't think I see it as a gender so much as an inanimate object.

Proctor-Silex is the first thing that came to mind as well.

I don't think I like Proctor either - procto-anything, for that matter.

Plot Device
06-13-2008, 05:30 AM
Made me think of Felix.

Male.

A. Hamilton
06-13-2008, 05:41 AM
initial reaction was male. but there's absolutely no reference point for me, so I could be convinced otherwise, in context. if I had to guess nationality or whatnot, I'd guess a fictitious fantasy or sci-fi name.

Matera the Mad
06-13-2008, 05:50 AM
Coffeepots are like, totally sexless.

C.bronco
06-13-2008, 05:56 AM
My first reaction was Proctor-Silex.

A. Hamilton
06-13-2008, 05:57 AM
Coffeepots are like, totally sexless.
so how do you explain the drip?

Plot Device
06-13-2008, 06:02 AM
so how do you explain the drip?

Okay then: androgenous (since BOTH persuasions drip from time to time).

Dave.C.Robinson
06-13-2008, 03:00 PM
Male name, not associated with any current culture. If pressed I'd say a male made-up name used by someone either online or on the street. I'd also think it was the only name the person used on a regular basis.

I got the Tilex and Proctor-Silex thoughts as well.

Disa
06-13-2008, 03:05 PM
Yep, Proctor Silex was my first thought, too. Then I thought, it could possibly be the name of some futuristic person who wears a lot of silver- *shrugs*

sadron
06-13-2008, 03:06 PM
I think male.

KTC
06-13-2008, 03:30 PM
Sounded like Silas to me and made me think male.

Have an original thought.

DeleyanLee
06-13-2008, 04:09 PM
Proctor-Silex. Totally. Maybe a coffee pot.

Yeah, Proctor Silex was my first thought too. Comes from watching too much Bob Barker & "The Price is Right" while growing up, methinks.

Despite the connection to kitchen appliances, I thought the name sounded male, but it does serve as a good surname for either gender. *shrug*

Kalyke
06-13-2008, 05:24 PM
Made me think of a farmer. Lives on a farm, stores corn.

He has a hair trigger temper, and plays the banjo.

Shadow_Ferret
06-13-2008, 06:23 PM
My first thought was, Appliance.

And since most appliances are in the kitchen, and most women are in the kitchen, I thought it was a housewife.

*laughs maniacally and runs away*

Soccer Mom
06-13-2008, 06:29 PM
My first thought was, Appliance.

And since most appliances are in the kitchen, and most women are in the kitchen, I thought it was a housewife.

*laughs maniacally and runs away*


Bad Ferret!

http://images.icanhascheezburger.com/completestore/2008/4/12/evilferretmag128525274294536250.jpg

Claudia Gray
06-13-2008, 06:40 PM
I have to say, the first thing that pops into my mind is "Tilex."

Bayley
06-13-2008, 06:41 PM
I thought it was a male, although it reminds me of 'Siren'. And Felix cat food.

Anyway, I'm thinking it's an India, Africa or German name. Perhaps Russian.

I'm also thinking thirties, kind of cute, boring, not extremly bright individual. Who also perhaps needs a shave.

Polenth
06-13-2008, 07:12 PM
My first thought was the Latin word, so that makes me think of rock monsters.

melaniehoo
06-13-2008, 07:16 PM
I thought male.

Which was the OP aiming for?

Jenan Mac
06-13-2008, 09:20 PM
Whichever sex, s/he's a good cook.

Lyra Jean
06-13-2008, 09:22 PM
male for sure but then it could be a girl's name but I still picked male.

IceCreamEmpress
06-14-2008, 05:06 AM
Male, because Latin words ending in "-ex" are male (senex, "old man," for instance).

StephanieFox
06-14-2008, 05:29 AM
It sounds like a science fiction name.

I also thought his/her first name should be Procter.

hammerklavier
06-14-2008, 07:45 PM
Thanks all, I was thinking of giving that name to a female character in a sci-fi I'm writing, now I'll rethink that based on the response here.