dragoness86 16 Feb 2007 / #1Hi,I'm new in this forum but both of my parents are immigrants and I grew up speaking polish. Looking to get back into the groove but I've got a side note question -Many women end their last name in "ska" (for example) or somehow feminize it from the male version of the last name. For example, Szyszkowska instead of Szyszkowski. My parents chose to have me use the male version (although I am female) probably because it creates confusion here in the States. Can someone explain to me a little more about this practice?