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Thread #136762 Message #3125258
Posted By: artbrooks
30-Mar-11 - 09:33 PM
Thread Name: Folklore: On having two first names
Subject: RE: Folklore: On having two first names
My wife's English grandmother called her Jennifer Ethel and she, in turn, called our daughters Karen Elizabeth and Ruthie Cait (Caitlin) quite often. That may have been a factor in the latters dropping her first name entirely when she was a mid-teenager. On my side of the family, my mother didn't use our middle names unless we were really in trouble!
Another interesting one - I am the third generation of Arthurs (and yes, I have a number after it). Each of us dropped the full name on adulthood and use/used Art exclusively. My/our middle name, Chase, was my grandfather's mother's maiden name.