This week we’re playing the name game! Following on from our recent episode on surnames and nominative determinism, we’re now casting our eye over first names. What do they mean? What are their origins? Do they reflect your personality or does your personality change to suit your name? So whether you’re a Gyles, Dexter, George, Charity, Faith, or a Harper, join us in finding out what’s in a name…

As usual we’ll be answering questions you’ve sent in via Twitter and email and Susie will be serving up her trio of words for the week.

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Susie’s trio:

Ultracrepidarian - somebody who gives opinions on matters way above their knowledge

Quidnunc - an inquisitive and gossipy person

Kiddlywink - an old Cornish word for a pub or ale house

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