Tuesday, February 20, 2007

A Rose by Any Other Name Would Be Easier to Spell

Dr. Leonard Garry, wife Linda, and their kids have reclaimed the family's original Italian surname: Giarraputo. Leonard's father had changed the name to avoid discrimination in the insurance business.

Three months of paperwork and a couple of trips to Motor Vehicles later, the Garrys officially became the Giarraputos in October. The doctor's patients were fine with the change, but, just in case, he still answers to Dr. Garry or just "Dr. G."

Giarraputo's daughter Brianna Rose, 9, was thrilled the name translated to "wild rose," while the youngest, 6-year-old Megan, still is grappling with the spelling. [Link]

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