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Posted By: Big Al Whittle
16-Feb-07 - 03:17 PM
Thread Name: BS: Were you named after anyone?
Subject: RE: BS: Were you named after anyone?
I was called Alan.

This was a compromise. My father wanted to called me Alec - after Alec Bedser - the cricketer.

my mother said no - people will always call him 'smart alec'.

given my general level of academic incompetence - I think her fears were groundless.