Friday, July 20, 2012
Whats In A Name?
What I should have said in my previous entry is people with double names drop the second name when they grow up and are on their own. At least down in these parts they do. Saturday we went to John's class reunion. Sweet little Lou Madalyn who always wore perfectly pleated skirts to school informed us she no longer goes by Lou Madalyn. She is Lou. She turned in the pleated skirts for jeans and drives a jeep on the range of her ranch. On the other hand speaking of the name Lou my friend Bobbie Lou informed me recently she doesn't like Lou tacked on to her name. When you've known someone for years its hard to stop calling them the name you've always known them by. Also around here if a man has ie or y attached to his name he is likely to drop the ie or y as from Johnny to John. If I hear someone call John Johnny I know they are from his hometown and have known him a long time. His newer aquaintances call him John. My nephew the doctor dropped both his names and goes by his initials. When my deceased husband was born my in-laws couldn't make up their mind about his name. When he was born on Columbus Day they still hadn't agreed on a name so the doctor filled in the name with Columbus Lieck. His parents had to go to the court house to have his name changed. What is the strangest or most unusual name you know?