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in reply to Re^2: Do you have a middle name?
in thread Do you have a middle name?

this is an 'AHA' moment, I wondered why McDonald's was named McDonald's so it is Son of Donald's :P..

Macintosh is son of 'Intosh'..

My imagination is taking me somewhere with McB**ch...

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Re^4: Do you have a middle name?
by Anonymous Monk on Dec 03, 2009 at 20:29 UTC
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    Gaelic for "male descendant of"

    N -

    Gaelic for "female descendant of"

    Mac -

    Gaelic for "son of"

    Nic -

    Gaelic for "daughter of"

    These were anglicized to Mac/Mc- and - for both sexes...