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From: Barbara Randell <>
Subject: re: Middle Names
Date: Sun, 08 Aug 2004 23:27:43 +0930
In my case, a middle name was introduced from outside the family. A
daughter Katherine and a son George of my PHILLIPS family both gave a
child the middle name of MORRIS. This came from a man Watkin MORRIS, who
was associated with the family over at least 30 years, though I don't know
what the link was. I can't find a blood tie. I wonder if he may have been a
long-serving employee who joined the family soon after the death of the
father of Katherine and George when they were both very young. Perhaps he
became a surrogate father. But he didn't marry their mother, and was not
mentioned in her will.
Barbara in chilly Brighton SAus.