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My name (well, one of my names) is Craig.

My father named me that (along with two other given names, giving me- like him- a four barreled moniker) as the result of a bet. He bet a fellow mariner in the RN at the end of World War Two that either one of them would name their first born either Ailsa or Craig- named after the famous granite island in the estuary of the river Clyde. The shipmate had a girl eight months after I was born (my father had had two daughters before this point).

I've never contacted the woman but I've followed her career with interest- Moira Shearer was her mother and Ludovic Kennedy was the shipmate.

She has had a much more public, productive and creative life than I, which makes me even less inclined to introduce myself so for now I'll just go out and buy one of these-

To toast everyone involved.

I'll also think about these-

Which by coincidence I watched being used for the 2010 Olympics just down the road. Yes, the granite came from Ailsa Craig.

smiley - cheers

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