There was an eponymous Charles Bronson film once where he played a character called St Ives. I don’t think the character was meant to have been born in Cornwall.
With David Cameron’s new baby now receiving a name coming from a Cornish village – and fashion being what it is – can we expect more children sporting a middle name with a Cornish connection?
Can we expect a James Saltash etc …
or Elizabeth Tregatta …?
There seems little to worry about growing up as Isaac Quin … And Rock Padstow could expect a career in films but I hope we don’t get a Hubert Rupert Cubert … or a Johnny Twelveheads … or Mabel Mabyn …
I was brought up in Wigan, so perhaps I should have a middle name like ‘Pemberton’ or ‘ Standish’ – all suitably upstanding. Fortunately my dear mother did not want to complicate my school-days and kept things simple with just plain Trevor – otherwise I might have been lumbered with say ‘Parbold’.
But as our title suggests, I’m sure a Rose by any other name will look just as pretty.