[thechat] What Men's Names Say About Them

Martin Burns martin at easyweb.co.uk
Tue Sep 24 06:01:00 CDT 2002

On Tue, 24 Sep 2002, John Handelaar wrote:

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> % [mailto:thechat-admin at lists.evolt.org]On Behalf Of Garrett Coakley
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> % My name is never in these things. Nor can I get a mug with my name on,
> % key rings, number plates, funny little toys.... all nada.
> That's cos you've got a second name where
> your first name should be.
> /me is reminded of the Billy Connolly set where
> names like this came up.  "Campbell, you must come
> over here and meet Harris: he's a friend of St John."

Also see Finlay, Farquhar (easy to mispronounce), Duncan, Bruce and


"Names, once they are in common use, quickly
 become mere sounds, their etymology being
 buried, like so many of the earth's marvels,
 beneath the dust of habit." - Salman Rushdie

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