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    Smile Courtney Azelea Ker-shell

    Hello. The sentence below is from acknowledgements of a picture book, <Ally-Saurus by Richard Torrey.
    I'm just wondering what the underlined part means. Is it sort of a doll or something? Thank you.

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    To my daughter, Heather Marie, and her imaginary childhood friends:
    Golly the dolly, Clown Baby, and Courtney Azalea Ker-shell.
    Last edited by frindle2; 05-Jan-2015 at 08:56. Reason: correct spelling

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    Re: Courtney Azelea Ker-shell

    Possibly. I have never heard the name.

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    Re: Courtney Azelea Ker-shell

    The writer clearly stated that they are the names of her daughter's imaginary friends during childhood. The daughter might have made up the name completely, it might have been an amalgamation of names of people she knew but it's irrelevant. Courtney Azalea Ker-shell was not a real person so it's just an invented name.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: Courtney Azelea Ker-shell

    For me, an imaginary friend is not a doll or anything, but something that exists in a child's imagination, with no physical existence.

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    Re: Courtney Azelea Ker-shell

    I agree. I thought the inclusion of "Golly the Dolly" and "Clown Baby" was quite surprising in that list because they did sound like the names of dolls or toys the child might have had. Courtney Azalea Ker-shell, however, sounded like a proper "imaginary friend" name.
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