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Thread #99077 Message #1970210
Posted By: Deckman
16-Feb-07 - 07:10 PM
Thread Name: BS: Were you named after anyone?
Subject: RE: BS: Were you named after anyone?
I come from a very strong Finnish heritage, on my Father's side. This is a culture that is NOT to be messed with. At a very early age, my Father decided to stay within the culture. And yes, he had a choice.
I am named for his Father, "Roope", which translates to "Robert" in American. I grew up with several knicknames: Robby, Bobby, Bob, Little Shit, Asshole, SOB, ... any of these sound familiar?
My Grandfather died as I was born. I sense his presence today.
My older brother, who is equal with me in keeping the family heritage and strength, teaches me every day the meaning of "sisu". Mina Raakistaan Sinua! Bob(deckman)Nelson