||gail (Authenticated as gail)
||May 4, 2012 at 11:11:44 AM
||Thistle by Malk
I think the embarrassment issues of a mn are practically nonexistent, especially for teenagers. I can remember the fn's of dozens and dozens of my classmates, from kindergarten through college, but for the life of me, I cannot remember a single person's mn, even that of my childhood best friend. I don't even know the mn's of my first cousins! And I don't think this is uncommon--unless one is confronted with a birth, marriage, or death certificate, or filling out income tax forms with a partner, when do others ever learn our mn's? (I was once at a gathering of adults where we went around the room and shared our mn's as a way to "break the ice", which was both funny and interesting, but this, too, has only happened once).
All that aside, I love Thistle as a mn. As weeds go, I often give thistles a pass in my garden because thistle seeds are the favorite food of goldfinches, and thistles attract many of these beautiful birds to the yard. In general I think weeds get a bad rap--really, they are all primitive flowers, and many contribute really positive medicinal qualities to our diet.
Oh--Go with the Thistle spelling--the others all look as if someone made a mistake, or is into medieval literature.
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- Thistle - Malk May 4 2012, 12:17:20 AM