250th post: Names and dolls
My name is Robert. I was named after my godfather, to honor him.
People in many countries do this, nothing new here.
But in Spain and Portugal, it is a bit extreme :you honor not only your godfather, but also other relatives, and saints. Which makes very long names. One of our favorite french actors, Jean Reno, was actually called Don Juan Moreno y Herrera Jiménez by his parents. He is a kind of Don Juan for sure!
Which brings me very nicely to this guy you all know of. I suppose his mum called him Pablito, little Paul. Well, get a drink, have a seat, because here is little Paul’s real name:
Pablo Diego José Francisco de Paula Juan Nepomuceno María de los Remedios Cipriano de la Santísima Trinidad Ruiz y Picasso.
More commonly known as Pablo Picasso.