Last month, grandson Scott and wife Michelle picked a pretty name for their baby girl -- “Jade” -- but took a little longer to decide on a middle name. I had a few suggestions but kept quiet. After all, it’s the parents’ business to choose their children’s names.

Besides, they had done a good job in naming my great-grandson “Evan Trey” -- not even aware that my paternal grandfather’s middle name was Evan. By his choice, Newton Evan Jones answered to his middle name, and eventually it morphed into the nickname “Van.”

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