Date: Fri, 3 Mar 1995 14:36:46 -0600 From: "DICK HEABERLIN, ENGLISH DEPARTMENT, SOUTHWEST TEXAS STATE UNIVERSITY" Subject: Re: "little" and "jr" The practice of a female child being named junior though, never common, is not recent. Even in the fifties there was an adult woman in San Antonio, Don True Acres, Jr., who was named after her mother. The father was named Roy. Also, the poet Nikki Giovanni, is a junior. I cannot remember what the original name was that she shares with her mother. Dick Heaberlin Southwest Texas State University DH12[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]