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To: Our man in washington

My parents did the name thing with very common names (for me and my seven siblings). I find myself wishing I had a more uncommon name. You can only hear “Joe” so many times before it gets bland.


26 posted on 06/07/2013 5:20:10 PM PDT by Wyrd bi ful ard (Gone Galt, 11/07/12----No king but Christ! Don't tread on me!)
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To: Wyrd bið ful aræd

Good point. I hadn’t considered that perspective.


28 posted on 06/07/2013 5:27:34 PM PDT by Our man in washington
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To: Wyrd bið ful aræd
My parents did the name thing with very common names (for me and my seven siblings).

Same here. My mom always said that she chose names that wouldn't have to be spelled out over the telephone. She also thought a name should lend a certain dignity to its bearer. I've got no complaints.

When I first met my (future) wife, she told me that she'd had the name for her first daughter picked out for over a decade. I didn't argue with that, and when our daughter arrived, she was named Briagh (bree-ah). It's Scots Gaelic for 'fine, pleasant, or beautiful'.

92 posted on 06/07/2013 8:12:07 PM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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