RE: Children's names

From: Vincent Campbell (
Date: Thu Jun 07 2001 - 15:36:17 BST

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            <Sorry, I wrote AMERICAN names. That may not make much of a
    difference, but
    > the inspiration certainly comes from American movies, which working class
    > people watch every day here.>
            I know what you wrote, I meant in terms of the language, not the
    nationality. In other words, the names may be drawn from American culture,
    but they are English names, if you see what I mean.

            In Hong Kong, where duel names are frequently used, there is a
    tendency for people to pick English words as names- not English names, just
    English words as names. For example, there's a person at the British
    Council there called 'Checkie'; one of our students was called 'Queenie';
    and an acquaintance of mine who lives out there once told me a few more
    examples including (IIRC) 'Stone', and 'Daffodil'.


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