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Thread #136762 Message #3125765
Posted By: ElunedAgain
31-Mar-11 - 04:41 PM
Thread Name: Folklore: On having two first names
Subject: RE: Folklore: On having two first names
My family is the exception in a lot of things. My sister's names are Lea and Ann, and she has always been called LeaAnn, one word. No idea why. There is nobody in our family with a similar name, we are all from the north (Upstate New York, can't get much more north!), and nobody else in the family uses both names. My first names are Tracy and Jean, and _NObody_ calls me Tracy-jean!
On the other hand, there many multiple names tacked onto the family on my mother's side, because of the Catholic custom of honoring other family members that way, we just don't mention them in daily usage.