My grandmother did end up changing the choice she had for my dad's name because of potential nickname fallout..
My granddad wanted to name him Joseph Kerr.. Kerr being his middle name and his mother's maiden name.. Grandma thought that was all well and good until one day she was in the kitchen saying the name.. Joseph Kerr.. Joe Kerr.. JOKER!!!! NO WAY!!! She let grandpa know it wasn't happening no kid of her's was being named a joker if she had anything to do with it.. The funny part is it really WOULD have fit my dad.. He is such a goof off..
So, i thought it was a cool name and wanted to use it, but my hubby put the kibosh on it as well.. OH well, maybe i can corrupt the next generation, and my grandson will be a Joe Kerr!!!
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