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The spelling of Anne's name


I wonder how it was spelled on her birth certificate... does anyone know if Canadian citizens had birth certificates at that time, anyone with knowledge of Canadian history...

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I always got the impression she added the E herself. As she says "A-N-N is just dreadful."

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I always understood it as whatever records there were in the late 19th century in small town Canada, they weren't adhered to very fervently. So if a person named Ann wanted to spell it Anne or Ayn or however, they could pretty much dictate how they wanted it spelled. They didn't have driver's licenses or bank account numbers etc. that were all attached to a legal name. So I believe Anne was just informing people of her preference.

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