Museum Musing – unusual name

I almost didn’t look at the name on her credit card. She was one of those people you never look at twice: middle aged, unremarkable features, short light brown hair, but when I read the name,“Ruth D. van Winkel”, I had to say something.

“Hello, this is the first time I’ve met someone with your name,” I laughed.

R. van Winkel tried to smile as she signed her receipt.

Julian, at the register next to me, overheard our conversation, so I showed him the Visa card.

“Oh yes,” he said, “It is unusual. It’s a name you don’t see very often these days.  I like it:  Ruth.”

“You’re quite right. It isn’t very popular,” she said,  “I personally don’t know anyone else called Ruth,” and Mrs. R. van Winkel smiled as she left the store.

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