Date: Thu, 20 Oct 1994 22:39:27 -0500
From: Nancy Harwood harwood[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]TENET.EDU
Subject: Re: names question
When my father was born, in March, 1913, my grandfather named him Woodrow
Wilson Davis, and that is the name that went on his birth certificate.
He apparently had not consulted my grandmother about this, and she was
*not* happy...said she did not intend to have any child of hers named
Woodrow Wilson...they compromised and gave Daddy his paternal
grandmother's maiden name for a middle name...so he was Woodrow Grayson
Davis instead of Woodrow Wilson. Incidentally, he stopped using Woodrow
before he was out of grade school, switched the order of the names, and
went by Grayson for the rest of his life.