On May 2, 1335 Otto, Duke of Austria, ascended the throne of Carinthia, becoming Duke of Carinthia, as you might expect.

What strikes Us Rhinos as interesting is that History recalls him as ‘Otto the Merry’. We can only suppose his court was a frolicsome place, at least by medieval standards (which were flexible.)

IF Rhinos had names like our Readers, We would investigate this idea. Thus one’s name would not simply be Jerry; it could be ‘Jerry the Misguided’, or ‘Jerry the Impatient’, or ‘Jerry the Lopsided’. This may be an idea whose time has come.

6 thoughts on “Qualifiers

  1. excellent point. Now I shall have to pick a name for myself . I think I would like to pick my own rather than letting passersby make a selection.


    • You could also be known as “Carol the Merry” or “Carol the Cheerful” – if you prefer. Bill could be “Bill the Thinker”. Lots of other possibilities, too!


  2. Love it! I got a big chuckle out of this one! Keep up the good work.Sent via the Samsung Galaxy S7 active, an AT&T 4G LTE smartphone


    • I would like to be known as “Renate the Beautiful”. However I realize that this is not quite realistic. So I’ll settle for “Renate the Amiable” instead.


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