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"Tim Burchell"

22/04/2012 9:25 AM

The PONDS?

Is it me, or can somebody explain.....

If Amy Pond married Rory Williams, then as a couple they would be known as
the William's, i.e. Amy would have taken on Rory's sir name? BUT everyone
keeps referring to them collectively as THE PONDS? WHY??


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Matt

in reply to "Tim Burchell" on 22/04/2012 9:25 AM

22/04/2012 2:44 PM

On Apr 22, 7:25 am, "Tim Burchell" <timothy.burch...[email protected]>
wrote:
> Is it me, or can somebody explain.....
>
> If Amy Pond married Rory Williams, then as a couple they would be known as
> the William's, i.e. Amy would have taken on Rory's sir name? BUT everyone
> keeps referring to them collectively as THE PONDS? WHY??

>From the latest Doctor Who comic ..

We aren't the Ponds, we are the Wiliams'es! -- Rory
Too hard to say -- The Doctor.

Matt

dT

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in reply to "Tim Burchell" on 22/04/2012 9:25 AM

10/05/2012 9:34 AM

The Williams would make sense. But everyone knows Amy as Amy Pond.

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Daibhid Ceanaideach

in reply to "Tim Burchell" on 22/04/2012 9:25 AM

30/04/2012 12:40 PM

On 22 Apr 2012, "Tim Burchell" <[email protected]> wrote:

> Is it me, or can somebody explain.....
>
> If Amy Pond married Rory Williams, then as a couple they would be
> known as the William's, i.e. Amy would have taken on Rory's sir name?
> BUT everyone keeps referring to them collectively as THE PONDS? WHY??


It's based on a line in the wedding episode.

Doctor:
>From now on I shall be leaving the kissing duties to the brand new Mr.
Pond!

Rory:
No, I'm not Mr Pond. That's not how it works.

Doctor:
Yeah, it is.

Rory:
...yeah, it is.


While calling Rory "Mr Pond" appears to be purely the Doctor's gag, it
does seem to be the case that Amy's kept her name, as many women do, so
"the Williamses" is no more accurate than "the Ponds".

--
Dave
The problems in this world are not caused by those who love.
They're caused by those who hate.
--Arthur, King of Time and Space.

JK

James Kuyper

in reply to "Tim Burchell" on 22/04/2012 9:25 AM

08/05/2012 11:48 AM

On 04/22/2012 09:25 AM, Tim Burchell wrote:
> Is it me, or can somebody explain.....
>
> If Amy Pond married Rory Williams, then as a couple they would be known as
> the William's, i.e. Amy would have taken on Rory's sir name? BUT everyone

surname?

> keeps referring to them collectively as THE PONDS? WHY??

You speak as if the traditional handling of married names was the only
one currently in use. Nowadays, the wife taking her husband's family
name is optional; my wife didn't. Having the husband taking the wife's
family name is uncommon, but not unheard of. Some people even do both.
Joining the two names into one is clumsy, but unaccountably popular. One
option I've heard of is for each partner to take the other partner's
family name as their own middle name. The key point is, that whatever
approach is used, both partners should agree to accept it. As far as I
can tell, Rory has never accepted Amy's family name as his own.

However, calling this couple "The Ponds" is the Doctor's way of teasing
Rory about the dominant role Amy has in their relationship. Rory's not
happy about that, but it's been a feature of their relationship for as
long as they've known each other, and he's accepted it as part of the
cost he pays for the benefit of having Amy as his wife.
--
James Kuyper


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