The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #99077   Message #1970154
Posted By: RangerSteve
16-Feb-07 - 05:42 PM
Thread Name: BS: Were you named after anyone?
Subject: RE: BS: Were you named after anyone?
My great-grandfather was Stephen Scott, and my grandmother's last request to my Mom was to name me after him. Since my father's family came from Mexico, people always ask how I got "Scott" as a middle name. The idea of a woman with Scottish background and a man with Mexican backgound marrying is totally inconceivable to some people, although it's been done thousands of times before. And the people who are puzzled by this are usually of mixed heritage themselves. Some people are just stupid, I guess. The other annoying and stupid question I get is "How does someone named Garcia end up playing banjo"? I bet no one ever asked Jerry that question.