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Margaret Ball margaret at
Sat May 10 21:11:58 EDT 2003

>I have had four friends whose name was *spelt* "Eva".  They preferred to be
>called "ee-va" (usual English), "ee-vay" (Californian hippy), "ay-va"
>(traditional Austrian) and "ev-va" (German standard I *think*).  Emphasis
>on the first syllable in each case. 
A reverse case: my daughter Sarah has friends named Calista, Alison, 
Ellen, and Kelly, known as Callie, Allie, Ellie and Kelly. I don't 
*think* they do it to drive me crazy...but if they start calling Sarah 
by Sally, I am going to start calling them all Jane. 

Margaret Ball

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