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Onomastic Interest (Con’t)

From the obituary for movie actor David Hemmings in

today’s Daily Telegraph: “Later, Hemmings admitted that Gayle Hunnicutt

had discovered that he had been having an affair with his secretary,

Baroness Prudence de Casembroot, as well as an on-set relationship with

Samantha Eggar, his co-star in The Walking Stick (1970).” Have ever three

such mellifluous names appeared together in the same sentence? “Baroness

Prudence de Casembroot”! People just don’t have names like that any more.

Nowadays she’d be “Tiffany.”


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