The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #49257 Message #743197
Posted By: catspaw49
05-Jul-02 - 10:45 PM
Thread Name: BS: British vs. American names
Subject: RE: BS: British vs. American names
Jim, I think you've been leading a sheltered life. I have known someone (not famous types, just people I have met) with all of the names you list with the exception of Ivor and Cyril. My grandfather was named Rexford and he had a brother named Lamphear. All were Americans, but I do get your point. I always think of Nigel, Cyril, and the like as Brit and of course Reg as Canadian...LOL.
Then again, I grew up in a town where there were folks named Angelina (Scaffidi), Giuseppe (Perillo), and Orelio (DeNatoli).