[LMB] Barrayaran names (was Minorities In Europe (And
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...
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