"vangheluwe" <email@example.com> wrote
Baginska is indeed female surname as identified by the suffix "ska"
which denotes "Mrs" Baginski. Wladka ("broken" Polish hard 'l") is
probably the knickname of not so common female name Wladyslawa.
Wladek (knickname of the very popular Polish male name Wladyslaw)
Baginski denotes male.
Declension form do often confuse readers not fully familiar with the
Polish Grammar. Male name Wladek may be presented in the following
declension forms through the text:
As you can see >from the above, one of this name declension form may
coincide with the female variation (Wladka)
But in the surname case one can clearly recognize male and female
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