On names, changing them, and pronunciation

Melissa Proffitt Melissa at Proffitt.com
Thu Mar 6 13:55:10 EST 2003

On Thu, 6 Mar 2003 13:30:47 -0500 (EST), deborah wrote:

>On Thu, 6 Mar 2003, Melissa Proffitt wrote:

>|>> Though we did decide
>|>> that Jacob and Melissa Vorkosigan had a really nice ring to it....
>|>Yep, but you might some day be expected to ACT Vor, and you know what
>|>that implies. Are you really prepared to sacrifice yourselves for the
>|>good of Barrayar?
>|As long as *I* get to decide what that is, sure.  :)
>and when your kids end up with split personalities for every character

It's too late.  They already have imbibed the personalities of the names we
*did* give them.  Fortunately not Mark-style split personalities, but still.
If we'd known that it would happen, we would have been far more cautious
about naming our second daughter after two warrior women.

Melissa Proffitt

English doesn't borrow from other languages. English follows other languages down dark alleys, hits them over the head and goes through their pockets for loose vocabulary.

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