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Subject: Re: Popularity charts question
Author: Anneza   (Authenticated as Anneza)
Date: March 1, 2007 at 10:11:36 PM
Reply to: Re: Popularity charts question by Cleveland Kent Evans
Really? That's weird! And guaranteed to distort the statistics, quite apart from confusing people who use their middle names, not their first names ... like my husband and several friends. Not that they'd appear on an American list, but you do take my point.

I've just started doing some very elementary genealogical research, and I also find it frustrating when just a first name and an initial appear: this is on UK census lists, and I've seen an Edward A, Sarah A and Florence B, but no indication of what A, A and B they were. Sarah Anne and Sarah Alexandrina would give very different impressions! And I'm betting that Great-Uncle Ted was Edward Albert, but he needn't have been ...

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