As it turned out, our child was female, which was a big relief. (She also turned out to be my biggest supporter. She told me that if I ever decided to transition that she would support my decision wholeheartedly.)
If our child was male, I am sure that having a feminine father would have some effect on his life. How much of an effect, I'll never know.
Would having a father who had feminine mannerisms cause the boy to have feminine mannerisms?
Are (my) feminine mannerisms natural or nurtured?
My father was not feminine, but he was not around much during my early years. However, my mother was very present during those years and if I was going to take after anyone, it seems that I would take after the parent who was present, not absent.
My theoretical son would have a double whammy --- both his parents were feminine, so if nurturing was the source of femininity, then my son would potentially be even more feminine than I am.
Feminine mannerisms are one thing, but what would be the effect of having a father who was feminine and who also presented as a woman at the drop of a chapeau?
Goddess only knows.
And if my son turned out to be feminine --- like father, like son --- would it be the end of the world?
You girls out there who have sons are better able to answer these questions than I. So please have at it by leaving Comments to this post.
Actor Bryan Schmiderer femulating in the 2013
stage production of Southern Baptist Sissies.