[thechat] What Men's Names Say About Them

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

On Tue, 24 Sep 2002, Garrett Coakley wrote:
> On Tue, 24 Sep 2002 11:41:35 +0100 John Handelaar wrote:
> > That's cos you've got a second name where
> > your first name should be.
> <slap>
> Maybe my mum is 'name dyslexic' *:)
> Funnily enough, you've just reminded me that when I was wee, our family
> doctor was called Dr. Garrett. I was too young too remember anything
> specific, but I'm sure (given that I'm an adult now and I know how we
> think) it must have caused much hilarity.
> And of course there's Pat Garrett.

But to defend your maligned parents, there's also Garrett Fitzgerald, and
for the ventriloquists in the house, Elizabeth Garrett Browning



"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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