[LMB] Barrayaran names (was Minorities In Europe (And On Barrayar...?)

Jim Parish jparish at siue.edu
Wed May 3 22:00:56 BST 2006


CatMtn at aol.com asked, of "Van(n)":
> What nationality would it be?  The only "Van" (first name) I've  ever known 
> was short for "Ivan".

Hm. There was an actor a while back whose stage name was Van 
Johnson; his real name was Charles Van Johnson. (Make that "is an 
actor"; IMDB indicates that he's still alive.) For that matter, there was a 
baseball player named Von Joshua, full name Von Charles Joshua.

Whatever that tells us...

Jim Parish


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