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In nomine... - Wemyss's Appalling Hobby:
From the Party Guilty of Committing 'Gate of Ivory, Gate of Horn'
In nomine...

Our dear themolesmother ‘tagged’ me with the names meme, to wit, What does your LJ name mean?  Why do you use it?


I’m sorry, but it’s very boring, really, the short and simple annals, and All That.  Wemyss is a Scots surname (called as ‘weems’), derived from the uamhs, sea-caves, of the Fife coast.  It’s amongst the numerous ancestral surnames I can lay some claim to, and one that’s going begging at the moment, so I filched it for this purpose.


Anyone on the old flist who wishes may take up the torch.


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sollersuk From: sollersuk Date: May 28th, 2006 08:48 am (UTC) (Link)
Much as I thought, including geographical area (I'd take you up on the offer if I hadn't already done mine)
wemyss From: wemyss Date: June 3rd, 2006 02:21 pm (UTC) (Link)

Yes, well, I am rather transparent.

Had seen yrs already, and, unlike my offering, it had the sort of interest that the meme sought.

Sigh. I am a boring little man.
From: lunaedraconis Date: May 31st, 2006 05:40 am (UTC) (Link)
i am SO glad i was pronouncing it correctly in my head! but "weems" sounds so unromantic, while "wemyss" looks mysterious and like the sea.
wemyss From: wemyss Date: June 3rd, 2006 02:21 pm (UTC) (Link)


Perhaps it's as well, as I am, in fact, unromantic, rather than mysterious like the sea.
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