QUOTE(Fran*Piano @ Jun 24 2010, 09:39 PM)
QUOTE(clavicembalo @ Jun 24 2010, 06:01 PM)
QUOTE(Fran*Piano @ Jun 24 2010, 05:56 PM)
..... what name have you picked for confirmation?
And yourself? Fran Siscan
Not funny, my full name is Francesca which I detest-it works if you're a tall, gorgeous Italian woman, but as I am only one of the four, it doesn't work on me!
Being a rather short, insufferably pale, thoroughly English girl, I don't know what my parents were thinking!
Well I don't recall having ever taught a Fran who used her full name. Equally those called Clem don't like the full Clementine or Clemency. I was invigilating a Camomile yesterday - likes to be called Mo. There are plenty of others.
Then you have names like Tia Maria! Clearly her parents' choice and it would be a while before she became conscious of why her name might produce a smile or chuckle.
We had one family's children come through school each with a handful of first names - and thereby hangs the explanation: their first child had 5 Christian names, starting with the letters F-I-R-S-T, in order e.g. Frederick Ian Robert Steven Tom. The next one had 6 Christian names, starting with the letters S-E-C-O-N-D in order - fortunately they only had five children, otherwise they'd most probably have had to use Xavier when it came to number 6! What possesses them to lumber their children with such, for life!