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Thread #136762 Message #3125561
Posted By: GUEST,Peter Laban
31-Mar-11 - 11:59 AM
Thread Name: Folklore: On having two first names
Subject: RE: Folklore: On having two first names
Harmonic miner is about right about the use of a mix nicknames and patronymics in Ireland, it's the same in this area. In addition though, there are plenty of names like John Joe, Mary Ellen, Mary Kate etc and a widespread use of initials instead of the person's proper name: PJ, JC, PD, MJ or TJ are all common use.