Bob is going the way of the Dodo

Posted Wednesday, May 28, 2008, at 9:40 AM
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  • I agree with you so much about names! I grew up with a what was a boy's name in our part of the country -- not used around the house or with distant family members.

    But it was used at school, and later as an Air Force spouse, causing all kinds of pain and bother. (Ever try to explain to the Air Force that your two-word name is the result of your mother's dream while she was carrying you? So what if part of it is a male name.)

    I even, back in the 60's, got a draft notice. Somehow my father went down and solved that one.

    Later on, traveling with my children to join my husband at an overseas assignment, it was assumed by all the officials we met up with that my tall elder son was the military person traveling, that his mother and his younger brothers were his dependents...

    Our own granddaughter has a lovely name, but it is unusual, and impossible to spell just upon hearing it spoken.

    I always wished my name were Elizabeth.

    -- Posted by senior lady on Wed, May 28, 2008, at 10:22 AM
  • In our family at least as far as 4 generations, the "tradition" for girls has been to have the first born girls name start with M and the middle name to be Arlene. It would be nice if my daughter continues the same thing with her daughter if she has one someday.

    -- Posted by just1 on Fri, Jun 13, 2008, at 11:23 PM
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