Which Eric Giguere Are You?
On the Internet, a person's name is rarely unique. My surname,
Giguere, is not particularly common outside the French-speaking
world, but it's not that uncommon, either. Here are some answers
about me and my name.
Relationship to Jean-Sébastien Giguere
For the longest time, non-francophones could never
pronounce my surname (jee-gair is a good approximation).
Now, though, after I tell someone my name they'll tell me:
"Just like the hockey player!". Who would have expected
that the professional hockey player Jean-Sébastien
Giguere would make my life simpler?
Often, the next question I get asked is if I'm related
to Jean-Sébastien. The answer is a definite "maybe".
Most French-Canadian Gigueres descend from a common
ancestor, Robert Giguere. Robert was born in 1616 in
France and emigrated to New France (the French colony
that became what is now the province of Québec)
in the early 1600's. So, the chances are good that he
and I are related. However, given that my father is
one of twelve children and his father was one of
eighteen, you can see that I can barely keep track of my
Are You The "Enhydra" Eric Giguere?
No. The Eric Giguere who works on the
is a different person.
Are you the "Amiga" Eric Giguere?
Maybe. I used to do a lot of Amiga stuff, and a lot
of Commodore 64 (and even VIC-20) stuff before that.
Oddly enough, though, there is an Eric Giguere in
Paris that does Amiga stuff, so it may or may not be
me you're thinking of.