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January 26, 2005
I discovered that Céline was a very popular name to be given in France between 1970 and 1980. That will explain why I was in a class at school once where there were five of us out of twenty pupils.
I never really liked my name very much, mainly because when I was little, people kept singing at me a popular song called "Dis-moi, Céline", about a blushing spinster who "could have made a man happy". These days, the main point of reference is Céline Dion, so I have been plagued by humiliating songs and, well, Céline Dion.
I also discovered that Graciet is of Spanish origin. My ancestors were brave enough to hop over the frontier, but not to venture any further into France, the vast majority of the Graciets in France still living in the Pyrénées-Atlantiques, where I was born.
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