Confusing idendities (was: It's a Baby!)

Charles Butler hannibal at
Fri Dec 5 02:00:56 EST 2003

Margaret - sorry, Elizabeth! - wrote:
> Every now and again I meet someone who insists on calling me Margaret.
> any other name, always Margaret. Either I look like a Margaret (it was my
> mother's name, and there is a family resemblance, I'm told), or there is
> something in some people's minds which makes them associate Elizabeth with
> Margaret. I might have thought they were devotees of Elsie J. Oxenham
> some of them have been men in their 60s whom I wouldn't have expected to
> reading EJO. (There again, I might be making unwarranted assumptions of my
> own.)

Maybe these people were royalists of a certain age, and were linking the
queen with her sister?


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