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This week, “Hockey and How I (Finally) Scored a Name”
“One of the great ironies of my life is how I got my name.
“In the months leading up to my birth my parents didn’t make up a list of names or buy one of those Complete Book of Babies Names. They put all their eggs in one basket. David was to be my name. It was the name of a respected relative and the third most popular name the year I was born, just behind Michael and John.
“The day I was born a tragedy in our neighbour’s family made naming me David in poor taste, and my parents were stuck. No back up. I was dubbed Baby X and taken home. For days they tried to come up with a name they could agree on, but nothing stuck…”
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