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Posted on 2007.04.16 at 22:00


snapper521 at 2007-06-16 01:31 (UTC) (Link)

Re: Nick-names


Actually you will find about the same amount here in IN, IL and WI (each) as you will in comparison to Pen.

And -- you also have to realize that with the amish there is A LOT of in breeding. If it is something like a 4th cousin away, they will marry him/her. This leads to women having the same name as their husband and never having to change once in awhile.

It also makes for a lot of amish with the same names, and a lot of one name. :-)

You can look in the phone book for them I suppose, but you won't find them in an English phone book. You have to look in an Amish phone book, which you usually can't get unless you have connections. *shrug*

Anyway :-)

I am aware that Miller is a common name; however not around here unless your amish or formerly amish. :-)
leonardii at 2007-06-16 04:59 (UTC) (Link)

Re: Nick-names

I understand.

Thanks for the little bit of trivia. It was truly enlightening. :)
snapper521 at 2007-06-18 03:50 (UTC) (Link)

Re: Nick-names

*shrug* Your welcome. :-P I didn't expect the responses I got back, but it was intriguing none-the-less.
leonardii at 2007-06-18 03:55 (UTC) (Link)

Re: Nick-names

What exactly were you expecting? I'd really like to know...
snapper521 at 2007-06-18 04:07 (UTC) (Link)

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I don't know?

Part of me expected you to ignore it, or give me a half hearted answer like "oh thats nice" or something. :-P

I hadn't really thought about who common the name Miller is till you pointed it out. :-)
leonardii at 2007-06-22 14:56 (UTC) (Link)

Re: Nick-names

I usually try not to deliberately ignore a post. I consider that rude. However - there's not much to say about the family name of "Miller" except that it is extremely common. It belongs with Smith, Jones, Williamson, Rogers, and so on.

What I gave you was not a half hearted answer - but just the truth as I know it. However, your insistence that the name was truly Amish - I could not dispute because I am out of my realm when talking about Amish names. So - I had not choice but to simply believe you. :)
snapper521 at 2007-06-22 17:41 (UTC) (Link)

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Good! tis the best plan of action in many of your endevors when dealing with moi. ;-)
leonardii at 2007-06-22 17:52 (UTC) (Link)

Re: Nick-names

There are two theories about how to argue with women.

Neither one works!! :)
snapper521 at 2007-06-22 18:08 (UTC) (Link)

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Haha. I know that already.
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