dj wrote:KDFINE wrote:DJ listed Norwood "Barney" Ewell. Was Barney his middle name or was it truly a "nickname?" Perhaps similarly, Paul Drayton's "real" first name has been listed as Otis.
Henry Norwood Ewell.
Otis Paul Drayton, Otie to his friends.
And some others who went by their middle names: Frederick Carlton Lewis, Frederick Morgan Taylor, James Randel Matson, William Parry O'Brien, William DeHart Hubbard, John Kenneth Doherty, William Bruce Jenner
James Edwin Meredith = Ted
Walter Francis Davis = Buddy
Warren Jay Cawley = Rex
Then there are all the Chips (Charles Lamont Jenkins, Jr.), Buds (Emerson Lane Spencer, Franklin Wesley Held, Lemuel Clarence Houser) and Treys (James Edward Hardee, III) of the world.
Then there's John Walter Beardsley Tewskbury - oh, ... wait a minute
(Its an inside joke for me and DJ)