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From: Judith Harper <>
Subject: Re: [nz] Strange lettering in a name- NOT uncommon
Date: Wed, 04 Jun 2008 18:09:28 +1200
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Should have gone on to say, but you already know, that the use of
surnames as first names is even more common so whatever can be a surname
can be a child's name - poor little mites!

Judith Harper
Nelson, NZ

Judith Harper wrote:
> Peter
> The use of the double lower case ff is not at all uncommon in place of
> a single uppercase F in English surnames, probably previously more
> especially among what might be called the 'upper classes' but Jasper
> fforde the novelist springs to mind and Gonville ffrench-Beytagh,
> once a well known clergyman here in NZ.
> It /might/ be considered a bit eccentric nowadays, but I've
> encountered it often enough to not look twice.
> Judith Harper
> Nelson, NZ

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