beautiful one. baby picks name, brandeis humble, franklin roosevelt and eleanor
Looking At Life By Erich Brandeis A ROSE by any other name— -"- Mrs. Mildred Anselmo of Revere, Mass., wanted her newborn newborn baby boy to choose his own ame. So she wrote 25 boy's names on 25 cards and placed them before him. He clutched his tiny fingers on a card marked "Andrew/' and Andrew Anselmo it will be from now on. I certainly think that is a better better way of picking names than the way lots of parents go about it. My folks, for instance, gave me a name according to which I should have been a hero, a conqueror, conqueror, an explorer. Eric the Red, you know. Instead, look at me. Sitting in a chair, scribbling for a living, not too much to look at. have who, by the way, is named Caesar. One of the homeliest and most ili-mannered girls I know answers to the name Patricia (although most of the time she is too ornery to answer answer at all). Whatever impelled ill- guided mamas and papas to name their offspring Percival. Percival. Algernon or Waldo? What girl would choose the name of Gladyse. Edythe or Sophrosina if she had her own way? W • E HAVE a faithful old maid from the deep South who proudly named -her grandchild Dolores the other day. j Dolores will be good and sore when sue grows up. p Ann yet let us forgive our folks, i when it comes to heroism, Im glamour and -lorv for • therhil — " ,f.">;^ -r ~ ..... .-<•- ' cnu even afraid of my wife. * * * I always feel sorry for the poor, ordinary people who carry fancy names around with them. There's a fellow I know whom his folks named Basil, meaning king. He's a bald- headed little guy, has a farm that isn't paying and is about as kingJy as my bootblack, drcn The [ thair sons and daughters. Even if my folks hsd named me Franklin Delano Brandeis, I'm suve I would hav'2 never been a President. But if I had a daughter, I might name her Eieanor at thai! " " Only I'd want her_to stay home every once in a while.