It's a Baby! (was Re: Another topic)

Chris R sfa_ok2001 at yahoo.co.uk
Thu Dec 4 16:15:53 EST 2003


My mother used to call me Iain (my father's name)
until my sister Nicola was born, after which she
called me Nicky. 
My grandma had four children, all of whom she
addressed as Johnbrucealisonlesley.

Chris (who answers to almost anything)

--- "Ian W. Riddell" <iwriddell at charter.net> wrote: >
My brother's name is Eric, so I respond to his name
> as well as "Er . .  
> . Ian".
> 
> I also respond to "Ann" (my mother's older sister
> and a name she calls  
> me quite often - which I take as a compliment) and
> "Mark" (my partner's  
> name).
> 
> Of course, when my partner and I start calling each
> other by our  
> parents' names we know we're in trouble as we've
> unofficially assigned  
> a negative character trait of each of our four
> parents to each of the  
> names . . .
> 
> widdy
> 
> 
> On Thursday, December 4, 2003, at 09:53  AM,
> minnow at belfry.org.uk wrote:
> 
> > Deborah wrote:
> >
> >> I've been told that as a very young child, I
> once, when called by the
> >> wrong name, protested  quite seriously to my
> father, "No!  My name is
> >> I-mean-Debbie!"  As in "Linda I-mean-Debbie" or
> "Michelle
> >> I-mean-Debbie".
> >
> > I was summoned for many years with "Max - Mar -
> Rupe - dashit[myname]"  
> > by
> > my mother.  My two *brothers* were Max and Martin;
> Rupert was the  
> > *dog*!
> >
> >> -deborah, youngest of three girls, who will kick
> you in the shins if  
> >> you
> >> call her "Debbie"
> >
> > Minnow, youngest of three but a different sex from
> the other two and  
> > you'd
> > think a mother ought to be able to tell one of her
> children is a girl.
> >
> >
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> sound truthful and murder respectable, and to give
> an appearance of  
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> Ian W. Riddell
> iwriddell at charter.net
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