[DWJ] Angharad?

shawyer at mail.utexas.edu shawyer at mail.utexas.edu
Wed Sep 20 11:09:11 EDT 2006


Quoting "O. Elizabeth Perry" <ottertee at silverwinggraphics.com>:

>
> On Sep 20, 2006, at 7:22 AM, Minnow wrote:
>
> > Minnow  (well, at least most people know how to say it, even if a few
> > try
> > to spell it Minna!)
>
> Almost everybody thinks my name is spelled Otto.
>
> "Otter," I say.  "Like the animal."
>
> "Perry," I say.  "Like Perry Mason or Perry Como."
>
> My father, when asked to spell his name, would say:
>
> P as in Ptarmigan
> E as in Ecdysiast.
> R as in Rhodomontade.
> R as in Rhodomontade.
> [and I can't remember Y, if there even _was_ a Y]
>


Ah ha, like in the Tintin comics! There are Thompson and Thomson: Thompson with
a P as in Philadelphia and Thomson without a P as in Venezuela!







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