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    ...ancestral names turn up as middle names.
    ...is the reason for my mom's family's tradition of giving boys their mother's maiden name as a middle name (as mine is). Sure helps in tracing descent. I was sorry when my sisters abandoned the tradition with their own children...

    There are, in every age, new errors to be rectified, and new prejudices to be opposed. ~Samuel Johnson (1709-1784)

    by slksfca on Fri Aug 17, 2012 at 10:51:36 AM PDT

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    •  my family has a case of "eldest brother died (0+ / 0-)

      tragically early" (my father, Gordon), so there's a strata of cousins with pretty much every male child having "Gordon" as a middle name. Well, except for my brother, who was 10 when he died, and HIS middle name is our mother's maiden name! My son is the only next generation middle-Gordon I know of, but my one aunt has about 9 great-grandchildren and there may be some more Gordon's there that I don't know about, 8-)

      "real" work : a job where you wash your hands BEFORE you use the bathroom...

      by chimene on Sat Aug 18, 2012 at 02:00:18 AM PDT

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