I recently signed up for another forum, and received their E-mail informing me that they rejected me because their rules state that all members must present them with their legal name and E-mail address.
Seventy-three years ago my Father, may he rest in peace, gave me the name Jiggs Elphison. My sister who is older than I is named Margaret. For you older members you may remember the comic strip Bringing up Father. The main characters were Jiggs and Maggie. We received this honor because the creator of the comic strip McManus, was a close personal friend of my grandparents.
Well apparently their forum administrators will not accept my name. Yes this problem has surfaced many times in the past, it's good enough for Uncle Sam, Social Security, IRS etc. but not for Woodworking Forums. My birth certificate does show a middle name, it's Wm. Not William just Wm. Try to pronounce it.
I figure if it was good enough for my Father it's good enough for me. Yes sometimes I get tired of the question, "Is that a nickname?" or "How did you get that name?" That best short answer I've come up with is, "My father wanted a cocker spaniel!"
I just want to thank the Family Woodworking Forum for accepting me for who I am, without requiring me to produce legal documents or DNA.
Jiggs Wm. Elphison