History Jokes: Ultimate solution to the problem of naming a baby


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Ultimate solution to the problem of naming a baby 
Tuesday, April 8, 2008, 02:44 PM - Jokes and anecdotes of famous people
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Louis Antoine Jullien, a French composer and conductor was born in a little town of Sisteron. It was understood that the child had to be immediately baptized. Antonio Jullien, the composer's father, decided that it would be suitable to find a godfather among the members of the local Philharmonic Society.

On arriving at the place of rehearsal, Antonio disclosed his intention of having the baby immediately baptized; and demanded which of his friends, the members of the Philharmonic Society, would consent to stand godfather. The voices of all present responded!

After many contemplations and discussions it was decided that lots should be drawn to decide who would have the honor of holding the baby at the font, but all the members of the Philharmonic were to be considered godfathers, and each to confer a name.

The ceremony of the baptism took place on the Sunday after the strange decision was adopted; the child was supported by the Secretary of the Philharmonic Society, who drew the lot of distinction ; and was christened as follows :—Louis, George, Maurice, Adolphe, Roch, Albert, Abel, Antonio, Alexandre, Noe, Jean, Lucien, Daniel, Eugene, Joseph-le-brun, Joseph Bareme, Thomas, Thomas, Thomas-thomas, Pierre, Cerbon, Pierre-Maurel, Barthelemi, Artus, Alphonse, Bertrand, Dieudonne, Emanuel, Josue, Vincent, Luc, Michel, Jules-de-la-plane, Jules Bazin, Julio, Cesar, Jullien.

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