Tarry for the Nonce

June 27, 2006

Large Families Rule!

Filed under: Rambles — lmwalker @ 2:44 pm

Matt C. Abbott has interviewed the family of Walt and Wendy Cukierski, with children Walter Jr., Weston, William, Wellsley, Wyatt, Wade, Waylan, Woodman, Walker, Wiley and Wilson.

I am a big fan of the “W,” but I had no idea that so many “W” names existed. This must complicate the name-calling process. As children from large(r) families know, each child has a lengthened name for summons. I, for example, am “Laura” (or “Laura Marie” when I am really in trouble.) My younger sister is “La-er-Janice.” The sister after that is “La-er-Ja-er-Anne.” The first boy got a reprieve and was mostly “Steven,” (although a couple “La-er-Ja-er-Anne-er-Steven”s have crept in.) Barbara is “La-er-Ja-er-Anne-er-Bonnie.” And poor Patrick doesn’t really know his name, which is sometimes a hodgepodge of his brothers and sisters, or sometimes just “Ste-er-Patrick.” I can’t even imagine the confusion that reigns in the Cukierski family!

And – as in the Walker family – I’m sure they wouldn’t have it any other way. 🙂

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1 Comment

  1. Well, ya know what they say: Any “walker” is good walker, as long as it doesn’t “run” away. Ha!

    At least, that’s what I say, Laura Marie. 🙂

    Comment by Matt C. Abbott — June 29, 2006 @ 4:25 am


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