Post by Jenny M Benson Post by Anne B
I wish people wouldn't use diminutives for formal purposes. Why could
they not have gone for Rose Ruth and just kept Rosie as a pet name?
Now I take the opposite view - have never understood why some people
give their child one name and then consistently use a variant of it. "If
they wanted to call her Judy why did they name her Judith?" for example.
When my daughter, Laurel, was a few days old my brother came to meet her
and said "I expect she'll get called Laurie." I said "Over my dead
body!" Because she has never abbreviated it herself, hardly anyone else
Whereas AGD #2 (age 6) always shortens her given name of Viviana.
She was talking to the lady behind us in the checkin Q  at Nice
airport  yesterday who asked her name and was rather startled to be
told "I'm Vivi, I'm named after my cousin who is dead".
 Long letter of complaint sent to EZJet and Nice airport about the
long queues there every time we go. As I said in the email: "I love
almost every aspect of EasyJet. You give fantastic value for money and I
think your staff at Luton and on board are almost always cheerful,
friendly and efficient, but at Nice it is entirely another matter. It
reflects really badly on the company and this one element tarnishes your
whole operation, and it's bad for your sales of hands-free checkin and
also for the airport as people are queuing rather than spending money in
 So that is part of the Tilbury/Rebaudo clan gone. A very sad few days.
 missing to see if you're paying attention