All of my life I assumed that my middle name, “John” was after my Uncle John Wilds. I always loved my Uncle John, and loved going to the Radio shop as a little kid, and sit on stool next to him, and watch him work.
Mom, worked for Aunt Mary and Uncle John before she started working in the steel industry, and, well I guess that’s why I just thought, my middle name just came from my Great Uncle.
Come to find out, I was named after my Great Grandpa Ferhat Nabhan. Everyone called him “John” here in America, and so did Mom.
It just blew me away today, to learn that after 38 years! I always thought it was Uncle John, not Great Grandpa.