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    Default Saw this on Wikipedia.org; thought it was funny.

    So Jacob do Bandolim's real middle name was Pick! Should have kept that.
    Jacob do Bandolim born Jacob Pick Bittencourt
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    Default Re: Saw this on Wikipedia.org; thought it was funny.

    I can't help but wonder how/why his parents came up with 'Pick' as a middle name . . . .

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    Default Re: Saw this on Wikipedia.org; thought it was funny.

    Maybe the form they had to fill out at the hospital said “Middle Name (Pick one)” and they thought that meant “Pick” was the number one choice.
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    Default Re: Saw this on Wikipedia.org; thought it was funny.

    Quote Originally Posted by multidon View Post
    Maybe the form they had to fill out at the hospital said “Middle Name (Pick one)” and they thought that meant “Pick” was the number one choice.
    I have a grandson with the last name "Necessary" -- and I've always imagined that his dad's ancestor must have been a mono-monikered chap who came through Ellis Island and, having no surname, the clerk just wrote in "Necessary."
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    Reminds me of my friend, 'Tiny Baby Boy' Jones. Last of three brothers, guess their names.

    Mom still called him Tiny 25 years later.
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    Default Re: Saw this on Wikipedia.org; thought it was funny.

    I have seen Pick as a surname. Could have been his mother's or grandmother's maiden name.

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    Default Re: Saw this on Wikipedia.org; thought it was funny.

    I understand, but don't know to be true (and maybe it can be confirmed here) that the Dutch were told to change their name by an invasion force, so picked ridiculous names (Big nose, etc) to undermine the order? Is that true?
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    Default Re: Saw this on Wikipedia.org; thought it was funny.

    Interesting theory. I don't know if it's true, but it is interesting. My late mother-in-law had a friend named Olive who married John PItt, and so became Olive Pitt. Pick is another story.
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