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Thread #99077 Message #1969964
Posted By: gnu
16-Feb-07 - 01:40 PM
Thread Name: BS: Were you named after anyone?
Subject: RE: BS: Were you named after anyone?
My father was to be named William Kermit. Kermit was my gramma's father. At the Christening, Father MacDonald, a barrel of a man, boomed out, "Kermit? What kind of a name is that? I Christen thee William Kenneth Owens." The story is that Kenneth was Father MacDonald's father's name. Which would be kinda cool, as Dad was named William after Father MacDonald.
My older brother was named William Burton. Burton was his mother's father.
My middle name is John, after my father's father. My first name is Gary because my old man liked the pipes (Garryowen). Only one "r", though. Practical lad... who needs to write out a second "r" all life long? Of course, when giving my name, even though I always say, "One 'r', one 's'.", and spell it out, people still get it wrong half the time.