John Holton (john_holton) wrote,
John Holton

Got this from my neighbor kraftygal:

1. Are you named after anyone? If so, explain.

I'm named after my maternal grandfather, John "Hicks" Connelly".

2. Do (or did if that applies) you have your children's names picked out already? If so, is there any significance?

We never had any kids. I think we would have named a girl either Genevieve or Charlotte (after our mothers) and a boy William or Joseph (after our fathers). I would have fought for Casimira, which is my mother-in-law's real name (Charlotte was her more familiar name).

3. If you were born a member of the opposite sex what would your name have been?

Probably Genevieve, after my mother and my maternal grandmother.

4. If you could re-name yourself what name would you pick and why?

Actually, I like John (you get used to something after 50 years), but for purposes of argument I'd say William (my father's name) or Thomas (his father's name). Mom always claimed that every one of us was named William and that he would demand that she change it. He said he "didn't want a junior".

5. Are there any mispronunciations/typos that people do w/ your name constantly?

My last name is misspelled all the time. People want to spell it Holten, Halton, Helton, Houlton, Bolton, Holtman, and for a while Mary got mail addressed to Mary Horcon. Go figure.
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