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March 22, 2006


Rosa Sandwell-Weiss

As another Rosa, I have to say I always get a few strange looks when my name is called at the doctor's office here in Tucson. But I was named after my great-grandmother and her family was about as English as it gets. Interesting how our names stereotype us.

Eh Nonymous

Interesting indeed.

I saw the name Mary Simpson and - couldn't help it - I instinctively thought of a blue-haired, yellow-skinned, green-dressed hopeless mother of three who stands by her ignorant, idiotic incompetent of a husband. And, indeed, the criticism was cartoonishly silly. But not really heart-warming.

FWIW, I am almost never stereotyped for being anonymous. Well, sometimes.

RB, thanks for the link to RL; I knew about the Rosa mentioned (but not discussed) by OutKast, but not so much the older one.

Red Rosa indeed! :)

Rosa Brooks

Other Rosas are always welcome here. As are the anonymous.

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NJ Guy

Nothing wrong with being named after Rosa Parks. If anything, that's quite admirable. It's better than being named after a casual aquaintance that your folks don't even stay in contact with, as is my case.

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