Quote of the Week

Well, quote of my week, anyway …

On the Troy Irish Genealogy Society email list, a post from David O’Brien laments the evil fate that made him the descendant of ancestors with names like John O’Brien and Michael O’Neil:

They shouldn’t have let people with two of most common names in Ireland
marry.  And if it were permitted, they should have at least barred them
from naming their kids John and Michael.  I don’t see how our ancestors
could have been so inconsiderate to future genealogists
.”

As a person who married a Lynch — I feel your pain!

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One Comment on “Quote of the Week”

  1. Mary-Alice says:

    LOL (maniacally) – I’m with you on this – one set of my grandparents are Murphy and Sullivan! On a trip to Ireland when I was very young and very ignorant, I met a woman whose last name was Sullivan. “Oh!” I said, “My grandmother’s name was Sullivan! Maybe we’re related!” She looked at me with distain, and said,”Sullivan is like Smith in the U.S. There are thousands of them.” “Oh.”


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