Too Many Daves

+18 votes

After going in circles trying to detangle trees where so many relatives all have the same name, I thought I'd share, just for fun, one of my favorite Dr Seuss poems...

Too Many Daves

By Theodor Geisel

Did I ever tell you that Mrs. McCave

Had twenty-three sons and she named them all Dave?

Well, she did.   And that wasn't a smart thing to do.

You see, when she wants one and calls out, "Yoo-Hoo!

Come into the house, Dave!" she doesn't get one.

All twenty-three Daves of hers come on the run!

This makes things quite difficult at the McCaves'

As you can imagine, with so many Daves.

And often she wishes that, when they were born,

She had named one of them Bodkin Van Horn

And one of them Hoos-Foos.   And one of them Snimm.

And one of them Hot-Shot.   And one Sunny Jim.

And one of them Shadrack.   And one of them Blinkey.

And one of them Stuffy.   And one of them Stinkey.

Another one Putt-Putt.   Another one Moon Face.

Another one Marvin O'Gravel Balloon Face.

And one of them Ziggy.   And one Soggy Muff.

One Buffalo Bill.   And one Biffalo Buff.

And one of them Sneepy.   And one Weepy Weed.

And one Paris Garters.   And one Harris Tweed.

And one of them Sir Michael Carmichael Zutt

And one of them Oliver Boliver Butt

And one of them Zanzibar Buck-Buck McFate ...

But she didn't do it.   And now it's too late.

in The Tree House by Dennis Wheeler G2G6 Pilot (540k points)
All I can say is there can never be too many Daves!
too funny and so reminiscent of my ancestors, who hadn't the slightest hint of creativity in naming their offspring and certainly no thought for the poor genealogists of the future, namely us ;)

Have to say though that not many were named Dave!
Well this brought a smile to me - in my case too many Mary's, Ann's etc.... Thank you.
Another Dave here. :)

The poem made me smile.
Thanks for the chuckle!

2 Answers

+3 votes
Dennis, this reminds me of my MMORPG gaming days at Evony / Beta & Forge Of Empires / Beta. Etc...

Without exaggerating one clan in Evony had over 1,000 Bob's. Then some programmers started making names that can not be searched / attacked like:

*(®.®)* = RIDETHEBEST = JPVIV :)
by Anonymous Vickery G2G6 Pilot (241k points)
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by Bart Triesch G2G6 Pilot (256k points)

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