it's the coffin they carry you off in.
I wonder what would have happened if my grandmother (Taffy Nana) had followed through with her threat to call my mum Lydia. She was happily named Marilyn, most likely after Marilyn Munroe.
Sure the name Lydia is an old name and you don't hear it much these days, but the joke was in her surname, you see my mum was born a Coffin...Yes her family name was Coffin.
Put it together and you get Lydia Coffin..HA HA
We even had relatives who hyphonated their other surname Pyne, Yes the Pyne-Cofffins.
Whenever you got a shocked answer, "what did you say" , you would reply "Yes as in pine box"
I'm sure there are a lot out there with curious and strange names, some due to parents not really thinking through the names given to their children, I remember agonising over names, hoping that your children won't get too much flack.
- Manstone (hmm interesting)
- Madstone (love that one)
- Maplestone (very sweet)
- Kapstone (no idea how)
- Napstone (zzzzzzzzzz)
So I wonder if you have an interesting names story to tell, do tell.