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Written by Cheryl
(4/4/2006 12:59 p.m.)
in consequence of the missive, Some Questions...., penned by Amber
I loved this, for it seemed very contemporary to me. Doesn't every girl go through a stage where they don't like their name and wish to have another? I know I did. I was called "Cherie" by my family when I was growing up, but I hit an age where suddenly I wished to be called "Cheryl" - it seemed much more elegant and grown up. ;-) It's the same kind of thing with Sally and Sarah. Same person, variation on the same name, but "Sarah" sounds of so much more consequence than "Sally." ;-)
And you're right about the Christian names. Christian names are first names, and people were addressed as "Miss Lastname" unless they were family members or good friends. So Catherine and Isabella calling each other by their Christian names is a sign of how rapidly their friendship grew and how close they were.
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