In Ireland, I Don’t Have to Spell My Name

In Ireland, I Don’t Have to Spell My Name

I’m standing at the Hertz rental car counter in Shannon airport, when the clerk asks for my name. I simply say, “Flynn,” without spelling it. He nods, “Aye, me mum’s a Flynn.”“From what county?” I ask.“Cork,” he says.“There are a lot of Flynns in Cork,” I say.In fact,...

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