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Thread #136762   Message #3126592
Posted By: LadyJean
01-Apr-11 - 06:45 PM
Thread Name: Folklore: On having two first names
Subject: RE: Folklore: On having two first names
My mother was named Mary for her father's mother Mary Ellen and Ann for her mother's mother Annabelle. It said Mary Ann on her birth cerificate, but she always spelled it Marianne. She didn't like being called Mary.

Grandma was named Bessie, rather than Elizabeth, because her family didin't want her called Lizzie. Grandma wouldn't thank me for telling you this. She called herself Betty. She said Bessie was a cow's name.