Francois the Postman wrote:Giving the first son the same name as the father is something that can be found in many cultures, even more in years gone by. And before Napoleon made us pick proper surnames, "Jimmy" would be known locally as "Jimmy, son of Jimmy", to make things ueber clear to the guys on the village green that you weren't talking about "Jimmy". Who had been, of course, also "a son of Jimmy" in his days.
So there are plenty "Jimmy McJimmy" "Jimmy O'Jimmy" "Jimmy Jimmyson" "Jimmy Jimmyszoon", etc, to be found all over Europe.
It's a habit that is dying out, now you pick something "unique" that even the hippies in the 60s were too sane for. But people don't always realize how far back these same-name-as-the-father lines can go if you "keep the habit".
And congrats to the McEwens.
DAOTEC wrote:Vladimir Gusev became a father 10-27-2010
Yesterday, October the 26th, Vladimir Gusev, a Katusha Team's rider, became a father. The son, Oscar, weighs 2.8 kg and he's 48 cm tall. To Vladimir, all the Katusha Team staff sends the best regards and congratulations. [http://katushateam.com/Gusev-PaPa]
Ruxen1989 wrote:Woa .. One mention and then baby-boom hits:
Jens Voigt and his wife are expecting their kid number 6. I read that on Chris Anker Sørensen's blog. Voigt had been out shopping toys to his kids. Came back with a load '
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