One of the effects of having a gender- neutral primary name is that I do received telephone calls from people who assume that I'm a woman. Just after I returned from a multiple hour road trip someone made a cold call to my phone number. An obviously young African-American woman asked me if she could speak to Miss Bates.
I said, "who?"
She immediately hung up.
This is clearly incorrect.
While my is voice clearly male in origin the caller apparently didn't think about what she was doing. I could have been honestly asking to correctly state the name of the person she sought to speak to. Furthermore she didn't give any thought to the possibility that a husband, son or other male guest may have answered the phone.
But then it really doesn't take any thought to be an African-American.