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Thread #49257   Message #746991
Posted By: Chanteyranger
12-Jul-02 - 03:47 AM
Thread Name: BS: British vs. American names
Subject: RE: BS: British vs. American names
Doug, I thought it was "See Willow pinch back."

I haven't come across American-born Nigels or Cyrils, but Colin is fairly popular here, and a Maurice crops up now and then. Reginald, shortened to Reggie, also appears in the U.S.

Madge. The only Madge I've seen here is from a TV commercial from the 1960s, where a manicurist named Madge tells her client to "keep your hands in the Palmolive."