Friday, December 02, 2005

Why Gendal World?

I don't think I ever explained why this blog is called "Gendal World".

No... it's not some horrific (and misspelled) "Lord of the Rings" reference. It's actually very simple. Gendal, for reasons that my parents have never satisfactorily explained, is my middle name.

As a child, I was told that Gendal was the name of a Welsh great uncle. When several Welsh people told me they had never heard the word before, my parents said that perhaps it is Cornish.

Who knows.....

It has several advantages..... for one, I can almost always get the user id I want on any given system (except for DNS... I used to own www.gendal.com but let it lapse...)

5 comments:

GB said...

I have it on good authority that you were named after a great uncle and also a cousin , both named Gendal. They came from Liverpool but over previous years a Cornish influence may have crept in to the Brown family, hence the name.GB

GB said...

I have it on good authority that you were named after a great uncle and also a cousin , both named Gendal. They came from Liverpool but over previous years a Cornish influence may have crept in to the Brown family, hence the name.GB

5:42 PM

Richard Brown said...

Well... that's me told!

Quentin Way said...
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Quentin Way said...

Wow what a cool middle name! It would really come in handy for usernames and such.

And very technical sounding initials with it.

My middle name is rather dull by comparison. Boo-hoo me hehe.