The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #99077   Message #1974578
Posted By: autolycus
21-Feb-07 - 03:28 AM
Thread Name: BS: Were you named after anyone?
Subject: RE: BS: Were you named after anyone?
Flash Company's story was interesting as, in Judaism,you are expected to name children after recently-deceased relatives.

   So I was named Ivor after a great-grandparent Isaac (which is my Hebrew name), and there are Ivans and so on also named after him.

   When I reply I'm called 'Ivor',people usually say,"That's an unusual name", and I occasionally think they're thinking,"You don't look Welsh. My older brother and younger sister both have middle names,and I don't,and IIIIII'm not bitter.