by Bill McEwan
Hello my name is William McEwan, my fathers name is William McEwan, and my eldest son's name is... yes, you guessed it, William McEwan. (It's a family/Scottish tradition to name the eldest son after the father).
When I was young, I thought it was a bit silly, but now as a middle William, I find it comforting.
My branch of the McEwans have lived around the central belt of Scotland for the last 150 Years. But strangely you hardly ever meet another McEwan, especially with the same spelling.
I was with a group of people last month on a golf outing (we McEwans love to play golf).
I met another William McEwan who lives 3 miles from where I live; we have never met previously. I live in Linlithgow; he lives in Falkirk. Guess what his father's name is...? William. His wife has just given birth to a son... William of course.
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