Orel is a unisex first name, but it has been given primarily to boys for a number of years.
At least in the US, the name Orel is extremely rare. Recently, only a handful of babies has been named Orel each year. That means it’s extremely unlikely that a boy or girl called Orel will meet someone with the same name. So, Orel is a very special name! If you polled the whole US population – children, adults and seniors – you’d find less than one in 10,000 to be named Orel.
Well, you might say, you probably figured that out yourself! But what you might not know is: The letter O is quite rare as an initial letter for first names: only 1.5% of all common given names in the US begin with an O, which means that this initial occurs less than half as often as the other letters on average. Nevertheless, O is by no means the rarest initial. While A, J and K are the most common first letters of given names, U, X and Q are the least common initials of first names.
With four letters, the name Orel is shorter than most other given names. In fact, only 5.5% of all common first names in the US consist of exactly four letters. Just 1.2% of all first names are even shorter, while 93% consist of more than four letters. On average, first names in the US (not counting hyphenated names) are 6.5 letters long. There are no significant differences between boys' and girls' names.
Now do the math: Since 1.5% of all first names begin with an O, this initial occurs less than half as often as the other letters on average.
If your name is Orel and someone asks after your name, you can of course just tell them what it is. But sometimes that isn't so easy - what if it's too loud, and you don't understand them well? Or what if the other person is so far away that you can see them but not hear them? In these situations, you can communicate your name in so many other ways: you call spell it, sign it, or even use a flag to wave it...
So that everyone really understands you when you have to spell the name Orel, you can simply say:
Braille is made up of dots, which the blind and visually impaired can feel to read words.
Just use American Sign Language!
These flags are used for maritime communication - each flag represents a letter.
In the navy, sailors of two ships might wave flags to each other to send messages. A sailor holds two flags in specific positions to represent different letters.
In Morse code, letters and other characters are represented only by a series of short and long tones. For example, a short tone followed by a long tone stands for the letter A. Orel sounds like this: