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From: Pierce Reid <>
Subject: Re: [TMG] TMG Digest, Vol 6, Issue 250
Date: Mon, 28 Mar 2011 07:22:04 -0700 (PDT)
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And what about my mother, who was just called "baby" on her birth certificate and for the first couple of months of her life, until her grandmother put her foot down and said "She must have a name". I don't know when her name was first put on any "official" document.

When she applied for Social Security, she had to have her older sister sign an affidavit saying that "baby" on the birth certificate was my mother.

She and her sisters were not given middle names because it was expected that they would use their maiden name as a middle name after they married (which they all did). Then many years after we moved to Quebec, the provincial government decided married women would be known on official documents by their maiden name, which she really had not used for most of her life.


Date: Sun, 27 Mar 2011 10:22:50 -0500
From: "Teresa Elliott" <>
Subject: Re: [TMG] Name Other
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Ian, No, I am saying that his primary name is William Robert and his
nickname was Billy Bob. You are confusing the name a person is born with
and the primary name in TMG. But I'd say that yes, if you named a child
William Robert, you'd be more likely to call him Billy Bob from day one than
William Robert. <G> Few children get their whole name used on them until
they are about three. LOL

-----Original Message-----
From: [mailto:] On Behalf
Of Ian Singer
Sent: Sunday, March 27, 2011 10:10 AM
Subject: Re: [TMG] Name Other

On 3/27/2011 10:23 AM, Teresa Elliott wrote:
> Hey guys, does anyone use the NameOther field and if so, how?
> I have my primary Name var tag set to my Nick Name tag. This allows me to
> record the person's name as William Robert "Billy Bob" Smith
> That way when I say William Robert "Billy Bob" Smith was born... Billy Bob
> and Sally Jones married... I don't have to have a tag that says he was
> otherwise known as Billy Bob.

Are you saying that when he popped out he was called Billy Bob? It
didn't at least take a few days?

Ian Singer

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