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From: Warren <>
Date: Sun, 21 May 2000 10:22:04 +1000
The Thirteen Commandments for Names:
1) Thou shalt name your male children:- James, John, Jarrett,
Robert, Joseph, Abel, Richard, Thomas or William.
2) Thou shalt name your female children: - Elizabeth, Mary,
Martha, Maria, Sarah, Ida, Virginia or Mae.
3) Thou shalt leave NO trace of your female children.
4) Thou shalt, after naming your children from the above lists,
never refer to them by those names again; instead,
thou shalt call them by strange nicknames
as: Ike, Eli, Polly, Dolly, Sukey.
5) Thou shalt not use any middle names on ANY
legal documents or census reports; and whenever
possible, use only initials on legal documents.
6) Thou shalt learn to sign all documents illegibly so that
your surname can be spelled, or misspelled in various ways:
Tipper, Topper, Hopper, Tucker, Tapper.
7) Thou shalt, after no more than 3 generation, make
sure that all family records are lost, misplaced, burned
in a Court House fire, lost at sea or buried so that NO
future trace of them can be found.
8) Thou shalt propagate misleading legends, rumours and
vague innuendo regarding your place of origin.
a) You may have come from: England, Ireland, Scotland,
Wales ...or even, .. Cornwall.
b) You may have American Indian Ancestry of the ____tribe.
b) You MAY have descended from one of three brothers that
came over from _____.
9) Thou shalt leave no cemetery records, headstones or headstones
with legible names; nor will any of the dates thereon match
those in public records.
10) Thou shalt leave no family bible with records of birth,
marriage or death.
11) Thou shalt ALWAYS flip thy name around. If born James Albert,
thou must make the rest of thy records in the name of Albert,
AJ, JA, AL, Bert, Bart, or Fred.
12) Thou must also flip thy parents names around when making
reference to them, although "Unknown" is an acceptable alternative.
13) Thou shalt name all generations of children with the identical
names, as will all of the brothers so that all cousins are named the
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