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Re: Interesting Name - whoever named him had a sense of humour or hated Latin


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Posted by Alan Hakim on August 16, 2019 at 00:59:59 user awhakim.

In Reply to: Interesting Name - whoever named him had a sense of humour or hated Latin posted by John Nichols on August 10, 2019 at 09:07:23:

The Telegraph obituary, also behind a firewall, says his father and mother were on a dig in France of a site where Vercingetorix was defeated by Julius Caesar. She became unwell, but the doctor said she was not ill, but pregnant. Denis was said to have raced round the site, saying if it was a boy, he would be called Vercingetorix. "In the end, discretion prevailed, and Hugh was given Vercingetorix as his middle name."


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