29 March 2011

Tuesday names question of the day

Doris, Vera and Bernice being fed poison yesterday

The older generation usually have Biblical names don't they? Most common rooms in your average old peoples death house will have a Rose or a Bernice or an Esther. But how come so many women pensioners are called Doris and Vera? What's the origin of those ubiquitous pensioner monikers? Why are there never any young people called Vera and Doris? Just old people.

Are they Celtic names? Are Doris and Vera pagans? Is that why they never enjoy a childhood and go so slow when it isn't sunny?

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