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Re: US State Dept. on name suffixes
Posted by MikeC/TX of TX on 2/4/19 5:04pm Msg #602842
There was a brief discussion here about the use of Jr./Sr or I/II/III after a name. Some people seemed to think that it's part of the name, but it's not and can be changed at any time. I would challenger anyone who thinks otherwise to find a birth certificate for a John Doe, Sr. - no one is born with that kind of name, they add it later in life when they have a son they decide to name after themselves. And then there's always Geroge Foreman, who has 5 sons named George and not a Roman numeral among them.

The other thing is that, other than royalty, in my experience this seems to be an entirely male affectation. I could be wrong on that, but I've never heard of a Mary Doe, Jr.
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 US State Dept. on name suffixes -  VT_Syrup on 2/3/19 7:23pm
 Paradoxical____:(_____ Tnx for the url link/citing source. n/m -  Christine/OK on 2/4/19 10:00am
 Correction: 2nd "Gerald" should be "Gerry" n/m -  VT_Syrup on 2/4/19 10:03am
 Re: US State Dept. on name suffixes - MikeC/TX on 2/4/19 5:04pm



 
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