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Remember always that names are conventions to express something, and this is true also for personal given names. Always in history names have been translated, because of usefulness, to keep them untranslated is only a recent practice. Surnames, if one studies their history, are even more clearly a convention, since they are an addition to the name to distinguish a person and a family from others, so they often are patronymics or names of a profession.

Annual event: John Edwards, organizer of the annual Wedge Cat Tour, which marked its fifth year on Wednesday, was amused by the neighbors' alarm, considering his harmless intent. 'Just show us your cats and there won't be any trouble', he joked.