Nope, this isn’t a post about a pink smoothies. “Feminine blend” was a phrase Henry Louis (H. L.) Mencken used in his 1919 book The American Language to describe a female name created by blending two other names together. Here are the feminine blends he lists:
(Addie + Lloyd)
(Birdie + Pauline)
(May + Elizabeth)
If you had to use one of the above in real life, which one would you choose?
Source: H. L. Mencken. The American Language. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1919.