[Ads-l] New feminine name

W Brewer brewerwa at GMAIL.COM
Tue Oct 11 18:21:13 EDT 2016

WB:  In my early college days, I used to hang out with a classmate, John
Mark Hopkins, Jr., in Petaluma CA. In his home was his father, John Sr, and
mother Joan (an English war bride). Also in the household were Joan's
(British) sister & brother-in-law. For the latter <John> and <Joan> were
homophonous (to my ear at any rate), causing me much psychic distress on
several occasions. What saith RH on this matter?

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