At 12:30 PM 12/4/96 EST, you wrote (but I only got it today):
>I rather like long and complex names myself. A result, no doubt, of a
>lifetime wearing one of the worlds most mundane names. I didn't think
>Ebershoff was so bad; I once had a friend named Hueppelsheuser. [ : )
My maiden name was Smith. When I was younger I swore that I would marry a
man with an unusual last name, just because I thought it was too boring.
Well, now I'm a Hurlburt, which no one can spell or pronounce properly
(despite being pronounced exactly as it's spelled).
who's been called everything from Mrs. Harper to Mrs. Hippert and decided
she wouldn't pay bills unless they spelled the name properly
>Bruce L. Jones
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