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Re: names


names like that of the unfortunate woman, scarlet butts, are called in the newsrooms of the world "name phreaks." there are more of them than you think; if you really pay attention you can probably add one or two a month to your list. when i was writing radio news, i used to collect them and try to devote a couple of shows a year to them. that was years ago; the only one i remember now was the president of some university [penn state, maybe] aquarium club. his name was larry guppy.

i remember mr. guppy's name because it was put out in a press release by the university when he ascended to the throne. obviously, someone in the university's press office knew there were collectors of name phreaks in the real world and she or he fed it to us.



At 01:42 PM 1/31/03 -0600, you wrote:
That was (supposedly) a daughter of a former governor of Texas. This is
a real woman who had an account w/ the firm I was working for at the
time when I lived in Midland. I couldn't believe it. Of course, she was
in her 80's therefore probably used to it by then.


---------- Original Message ----------------------------------
From: "SallyAnn" <safart@aug.com>
Reply-To: gardenchat@hort.net
Date:  Fri, 31 Jan 2003 13:56:37 -0500

>I thought her name is Ima Hogg
>----- Original Message -----
>From: Pamela J. Evans <gardenqueen@gbronline.com>
>To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
>Sent: Friday, January 31, 2003 11:38 AM
>Subject: Re: [CHAT] names
>
>
>> That's bad, but what about the little old widow lady in Odessa (real
>> person) name Ima Roach? I couldn't believe that. I'd have had to say -
>> love ya babe, that that name AIN'T gettin' it!!
>>
>>
>> ---------- Original Message ----------------------------------
>> From: "Jesse Bell" <jesserenebell@hotmail.com>
>> Reply-To: gardenchat@hort.net
>> Date:  Fri, 31 Jan 2003 08:49:06 -0600
>>
>> >Or what about people who marry....and take on that name??  I worked with
>an
>> >attorney who married a man with the last name Butts.  Her name was
>Scarlet.
>> >On my first day of work, when I saw her name on the door "Scarlet Butts,
>> >Esq."....I could not stop laughing.  When I married the first time....the
>> >maid of honor and best man signed the certificate....the best man's name
>is:
>> >  John Peter Dickey.  He got married, had three boys...they call them the
>> >"Dickey Dudes".  REALLY!!!
>> >
>> >Jesse Rene' Bell
>> >Claremore, OK
>> >Zone 6
>> >
>> >
>> >>From: cathy carpenter <cathyc@rnet.com>
>> >>Reply-To: gardenchat@hort.net
>> >>To: gardenchat@hort.net
>> >>Subject: Re: [CHAT] names
>> >>Date: Thu, 30 Jan 2003 10:18:41 -0600
>> >>
>> >>Ignatio = Ignatius.  Antonio would be Italian for Anthony, I think. Most
>of
>> >>us go through a phase of not liking our given names. Sometimes we later
>> >>decide we do, sometimes not. I think its a shame, the names some people
>> >>stick on their offspring, though. Kids get enough teasing in school
>without
>> >>having to get it for their name as well. If they can't resist the weird,
>at
>> >>least they could make it a middle name (example, one daughter's middle
>name
>> >>is 'Constant' because her first, Mikhaila, reminded my spouse of the
>> >>Michaelis-Menton Constant)!
>> >>Cathy
>> >>On Wednesday, January 29, 2003, at 07:18 PM, Pamela J. Evans wrote:
>> >>
>> >>>Sounds like a good Italian name to me. Is it the Italian equivalent of
>> >>>Anthony? How would you like to be stuck w/ Pamela? Could anything sound
>> >>>more prim and stuffy? That's why I chopped it down to Pam and have kept
>> >>>it that way.
>> >>
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>> Kemp TX/zone 8A
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