Is it specifically blacksmith?
I know a Hungarian with the etymologically related name Kovacs, meaning Smith.
I do get away with calling him Mr. Smith.
The people called him the new guy. I can only imagine how angry he would have been in his old age
I don't know - he might have liked it.
There's been a New Forest in England for not far off 1000 years. It's still new!
A mate of mine changed his English surname to his wife's German one when they married.
It looks cooler than it was before. Think Manjor Burns (M*A*S*H) or Montgomery Burns (The Simpsons) and you might understand why.
But then again, it is sort-of still Burns night up in Scotland - an evening dedicated to the great Rabbie Burns. I ate no haggis.
Note how there are no Scots on the forum tonight.
Tomorrow they'll be recovering.