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Thread #99077 Message #1970133
Posted By: Gulliver
16-Feb-07 - 05:16 PM
Thread Name: BS: Were you named after anyone?
Subject: RE: BS: Were you named after anyone?
I was named after a horse called Little Don. My father put a bet on this horse and won enough money to pay for my parents' wedding, and I was to be called Don.
However, when the official came to my mother to register me, she was out cold, and when he returned my mother had left the hospital, so I don't have any "official" first name, just a "--".
To confuse matters, when my aunt brought me to the church to be baptized, the priest (like in Gnu's case above) cried: "There's no Saint Don, I'll christen him John Francis". My parents never recognized "John" on the baptismal cert, and I've always gone by the name of Don.