Gone to graveyards, every one!My
husband used to play tennis with an Adolf
who was known as Dolfie. He was as unfortunate as his name. But, remember that Winston
has gone just as much out of use as Adolf
. Does Louis
get much use in France
? In other words, is it a matter of name fashions being cyclical, or are some associations just too strong?
And I had an honorary auntie Frieda
, a German
woman, who lost her German
accent completely when she hit South Africa
and very mysteriously called herself George
- and so did her husband, Bob
. Go figure.