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Thread #136762 Message #3124938
Posted By: Dave MacKenzie
30-Mar-11 - 01:23 PM
Thread Name: Folklore: On having two first names
Subject: RE: Folklore: On having two first names
My father, John Willie, came from Wester Ross, and among his brothers were Kenny John and Hector Willie. I believe the custom had something to do with the strict naming conventions for new babies, starting, I think, with paternal grandparents, then maternal grandparents, and down through all the aunts and uncles. Using two names helped to avoid confusion.