- "I read in a book once that a rose by any other name would smell as sweet, but I've never been able to believe it. I don't believe a rose would be as nice if it was called a thistle or a skunk-cabbage."
- This article is about Ellen and Rosemary West's brother. You may be looking for his nephew, Bruce Meredith.
Nephews and nieces
Bruce was born in Glen St. Mary in 1867 to Mr. and Mrs. West. He raised there along with her six years older sister Ellen. When he was four, his younger sister Rosemary was born. Bruce attended Glen St. Mary school, where also his older sister studied.
In 1874, when he finished his first year at the school, his father died. Bruce and his sisters were devastated.
Bruce is a male given name of Norman French origin, derived from surname and name of place.
Behind the scenes
- Both West girls (Leslie and Rosemary) gave their sons name after their brothers who died as children. Bruce Meredith was named after his uncle Bruce and Kenneth Ford after Kenneth West. In the Victorian era, it was common for people to "recycle" names when naming children. When new parents thought of names, they would usually think of anyone in their family that had died and would honour them by naming their child after them.
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