Ven ven at
Tue Oct 10 14:07:40 EDT 2000

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Robyn wrote
> My daughter's name is Xanthe (and her surname is Petherick, so maybe she is 
> skirting a little close to sounding like a prat according to Ven's 
> definition). 

 Real names are of course exempt from this rule! In any case 
Petherick comes close to George Eliot's "nice mouth filling word" 
and goes very well with Xanthe. Might have been a problem if she 
was Xanthe Starchaser or Dilly Dally Moonflower....................

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