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batsonthebrain  asked:

I'm not sure I've come across an answer, but why exactly is Wensleydale called as such? Will we find out or is it one of the mysterious naming convention thingies of the Them?

The family name was Wensleydale… As it explains in the book,

‘My father says there’s no such thing as witches,’

said Wensleydale, who had fair, wavy hair, and peered

seriously out at life through thick black-rimmed

spectacles. It was widely believed that he had once been

christened Jeremy, but no one ever used the name, not

even his parents, who called him Youngster. They did

this in the subconscious hope that he might take the

hint; Wensleydale gave the impression of having been

born with a mental age of forty-seven.