Mudcat Café message #743211 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #49257   Message #743211
Posted By: The Pooka
05-Jul-02 - 11:12 PM
Thread Name: BS: British vs. American names
Subject: RE: BS: British vs. American names
My father-in-law's given name was Gifford. To me, sounds English. (He was as American as it gets. Midwesterner, U.S. Marine.) His wife was Gertrude: sounds American to me. / Why?? / We need some scholarly Mudcat uhhh errr, name-ologists, here. (What *is* that word annyway?)