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Thread #99077 Message #1969926
Posted By: Jerry Rasmussen
16-Feb-07 - 12:39 PM
Thread Name: BS: Were you named after anyone?
Subject: RE: BS: Were you named after anyone?
How I got my name is a real embarassment. But hey, I'm among friends. My Mother wanted to name me Peter after my Grandfather Rasmussen. I could be a Pete without a problem. Actually, my Grandfather's first name was Lars. That wopuld have been even better. Nobody messes with a kid named Lars.
At the time when my parents were making their final decision on my name, my oldest sister Marilyn, who was all of 5 at the time, was madly in love. You know how that is. When you let the man you love use the blue crayon.. Turns out, the love of her 5 year life was named Jerry, and she kept hounding my parents to call me Jerry until they finally relented.
Shortly after I was born, Jerry was given a new box of crayons and dumped my sister. It was too late to change my name to Lars.
Lars Peter Gerald Elmer Henry Hornsbuckle Rasmussen
How I got the other names is another story..