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Thread #99077   Message #1969854
Posted By: Rapparee
16-Feb-07 - 11:43 AM
Thread Name: BS: Were you named after anyone?
Subject: RE: BS: Were you named after anyone?
Well, no. Just St. Michael the Archangel (whose name translates into "Who is like God," and I mention my godlikeness whenever it's appropriate).

But aha!

My first and middle names are Michael Anthony Ralph. (My father was Ralph George.)
My brother is Anthony Thomas Ralph.
My other brother is Theodore Ralph Anthony.
My sister is Martha Antoinette Esther. (My mother was Esther.)
My oldest nephew is Ralph Paul Caspar. (Grandfathers and the ghost, I guess -- he picked it.)
There's nephew Anthony James.
There's nephew Daniel Michael.
There's nephew Theodore Edward.

So we have Big Tony and Little Tony (who's taller than Big Tony). We have Big Ted and Little Ted. And I forgot nephew Joseph Anthony....

My parents a big thing about St. Anthony of Padua, patron saint of lost things....