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Thread #136762   Message #3125385
Posted By: GUEST,Patsy
31-Mar-11 - 06:28 AM
Thread Name: Folklore: On having two first names
Subject: RE: Folklore: On having two first names
Similarly in Bristol we name family members as 'Our' pronounced 'Arr' mum, or to be really Bristolian 'Arr ma' so family members knew that you weren't talking about a similar named person at the end of the street. Often we would name family members with a little bit added on in a nickname kind of way sometimes with something popular for example my father who's name is Fred would be called 'Right said Fred' after the Bernard Cribbins song. When I was small I was named Patsy-Lou by my aunts which became Lou-Lou-belle I have no idea why, My younger cousin Michael was nicknamed 'Michael Row the Boat Ashore' another popular song with family members.