Friday, August 31, 2012

What's in a name?

Speaking of all things worldly and winey.  I am quite happy to be an Englishwoman, with an Irish surname, living in the USA.  So I can't help but wonder why Mr. Sattui isn't happy being plain, old, American Daryl.
(Public Notice courtesy of The Napa Valley Register, 30th August 2012)

7 comments:

Thomas said...

I believe that after we become adults (whenever that is, which varies from person-to-person) we should have the opportunity to select whichever name we want.

Imagine how the IRS and Social Security Administrations would enjoy that--not to mention the politicians that control election rules, who seem to want us to vanish anyway...

Anyway, Dario is much more melodic than Daryl, just as the name my Italian-American neighbors in Brooklyn used for me, Tomasso, is more melodic than the one my parents made sure went on my birth certificate.

About Last Weekend said...

What was that show where the character keeps saying "Daryl!" in a screechy voice. Just remembered its Monty Python and wasn't Daryl the son of god or the very naughty boy depending on whether you were talking to his followers or his Mum? Reason enough to change I would have thought....

Thud said...

Apparently the hibbard bit wasn't a problem?

NHwineman said...

ALW, I think you'll find Daryl (first) and Daryl (second)here:
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0083455/

Vinogirl said...

Tomasso: I thought you might disagree with me, so from now on you're Tomasso :)

ALW: Isn't that Brian?

Thud: I'm assuming that's his mother's maiden name, a la American tradition.

NHW: That's funny.

Thomas said...

Hibbel: wasn't that a spacecraft???

I know, I know.

Vinogirl said...

Tomasso: Dear, dear me!