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Old 04-03-2016, 03:59 PM
mbh mbh is offline
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In some parts of the USA, it used to be fairly common for the mother's maiden name to be used as the child's given name. Especially if the mother's family was richer or higher-status than the father's family.

"This is my friend, Vanderbilt Jones."