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From: "David Dixon" <>
Subject: Middle Names
Date: Mon, 9 Aug 2004 11:49:39 +0100
I have found a couple of instances where children were given the surname of a God-parent as a middle name, even though there was no blood tie.
Sometimes this was a reciprocal arrangement between two families who might be partners in business.
Possibly a bit of "insurance", particularly if the God-parent was "well to do" and might be likely to leave a legacy to children carrying his/her name as part of their own.
All the best