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Re^7: Do you have a middle name?

by tbone1 (Monsignor)
on Dec 03, 2009 at 14:47 UTC ( #810845=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re^6: Do you have a middle name?
in thread Do you have a middle name?

"Already the given names are almost all very English (1904? Kenneth? Irvin? Lloyd? Quincy? Yancy? Why not IceCube?)."

Keep in mind, this is America. I've met a Heidi Sanchez, a Karl O'Brien, and a Michelle Pfaffenberger. We are a melting pot, and names are one place where we've melted pretty well.

(As an aside, my favorite name of all time was that of a former college basketball player at Memphis State: Baskerville Holmes.)

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Re^8: Do you have a middle name?
by LanX (Saint) on Dec 03, 2009 at 16:56 UTC
    But according to the "background" story he was born and baptized in Munich* and then immigrated to the US!

    > Keep in mind, this is America.

    My eldest brother was named Roy and my mum considered calling me Bruceš. ATM one of the most popular names for little boys in Germany is Kevin.

    But certainly NOT 1904! Believe me, if this guy exists he never got German papers with this name, not even the "short" 35 letters version!

    IMHO this is an April joke going wild.

    For comparison for decades now there is a running gag with a faked parliamentarian in Germany. The parliament even lists him in official papers and websites and journalists published plenty of faked interviews.

    Some newspapers are even fooling new colleagues to go and get an interview... =)

    Cheers Rolf

    (*) or Hamburg, thats like confusing Chicago and LA

    (1) a live full of Willis-jokes ...horror ...

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