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  • My surname is Romanian (my paternal great-grandparents emigrated to Ohio from Beclean, Romania) and the first vowel is the same vowel as in father (=PALM). Plenty of people use the vowel in TRAP (or BAN, if you like), and that's just fine with me :).

  • My daughter's name (Imzadi) is taken from Star Trek (Betazed for 'beloved'). She goes by Zadi [ˈzɑ:di] for short.

  • If I had to do it all again, I'd study paleontology and paleobiology.


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