When I was pregnant with my baby, absolutely convinced I was having a boy, it was assumed I would name him after his father, Douglas Sanford Harrington and he would be a Junior. We had picked a nickname of Sandy but when our son was born, he had so much black hair we couldn’t see his face so it made no sense to call him Sandy! So my best friend suggested we call him Ford from the Sanford, as there would be no other children in nursery school by that name. My son, now 33, uses the name Ford for everything because it is so different.
Submitted by Merrie H.