||Re: Name advice from a teacher
||Daividh (guest, 184.108.40.206)
||March 9, 2001 at 10:27:07 AM
||Re: Name advice from a teacher by PriaposLovs
Not a bit. The Golden Years before YOU were born (perhaps that's why they were the Golden Years!) were the height of comformity and convention. No one would have openly used Nan's spellings Dorathy and Danel, and certainly my canny mother would not have openly saddled me with "Daividh" as a registered school name.
I was carried on the school rolls as "David" all through school, called Dave or Davey at my insistence, and only in the late 60's, when times had changed and I knew people with weirder names like "Sunshine", did I own up to my name birthright. So no worries on the playground, mate!
Incidentally, I once said that my name was the result of a misspelling by my ggrandmother. Not so, says my aunt in Edinburgh, who claims she has run across 3 or 4 unrelated chaps with the same spelling in her lifetime. It's nice to be legit...
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