Huey, Louie, Dewey and their parents
M.J.Prior at student.rug.nl
Tue Sep 30 14:43:16 CEST 2008
Nikos Panagiotopoulos wrote:
> In my opinion, there is something strange about
> Hewey,Lewey,Dewey and their parents. Their mother is
> Donald's sister. Her name is Dumbella.
So far so good. In the cartoon "Donald's Nephews" their
mother sends Donald a note, signed "Sister Dumbella".
> but in the comics, her full name is Della Thelma Duck.
- In HDnL's first comic strip appearance, Donald receives
a note from "Cousin Della", who is supposed to be the
- "Thelma" is the name that Carl Barks gave to Donald's
sister in his unpublished Family Tree, but this name never
made it into a comic and thus has no official status.
- Don Rosa decided that HDnL's mother was indeed Donald's
sister, but chose to name her "Della" rather than
> So, if their father is Daisy's brother
This suggestion is nowhere confirmed. It's simply a fancy
of Don Rosa that never made it into a comic. It has no
> then, how is possible for Donald to marry Daisy? His
> sister is married with her brother.
a) As stated above, this has never been confirmed.
b) Who says it *is* possible for them to marry? As far as
I know, they didn't even try to get married.
Stephen Rowe wrote:
> siblings of one family have often married siblings of
> another. this was very common up to around 100 years ago.
> You don't hear a lot about it nowadays, but it still
> are there laws against this in Europe??
Apparently, there *is* such a law in Greece. (This subject
has turned up before on DCML.) But then again, the Ducks
aren't Greek, they're American.
Don Rosa on HDnL and Daisy (August 2001):
Kriton Kyrimis on Greek marriage laws (August 2001):
Greetings from Michiel Prior (Groningen, the Netherlands)
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