Sunday, June 2, 2013

Biddy (104) parties in style as name slowly vanishes

Biddy (104) parties in style as name slowly vanishes

CALLING someone an "old biddy" is not usually recommended but one Biddy, who celebrated her 104th birthday yesterday, is proud of her 'seniority'.
And Bridget (Biddy) McGee, from Annagry, Co Donegal, has another reason to be pleased with her longevity as a new study shows that there are very few Biddys or Paddys left among Irish ex-pats.
Research from Durham and Northumbria University, released yesterday, revealed that traditional Irish Catholic names such as Patrick and Bridget came close to dying out due to fears of discrimination among Irish immigrants in Britain.