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Well, we're here to tell you, you could have done worse.
I've been a Michael so long, I can't imagine being anything else, but do you really think Emmy Royd or Ima Muskrat felt the same way?
When you work for a company that helps people find names in old documents you get sort of preoccupied with names. This book came from that preoccupation. What started as occasional emails passed around on quiet afternoons turned into us scouring records for names that stood out for...well, their unique stropping power. Trust me, when you come across Wild Looney or Cash Favors it gives you a pause. Others make you laugh out loud, titter, shake your head, gape, or otherwise simply boggle the imagination. You can't help but wonder what the Hineys were thinking when Dad suggested, "Hey honey, I know, let's name him Harry..."
Most of the names in this book have come from the United States Censuses, 1970-1930. Some came from other record sources, such as military or birth, marriage, and death records. All of the names, as near as we can tell, are authentic. AS the very least, they are the names people offered on official documents. And why would you lie about something like Maxim D. Wart/Pure Blow/Valentine Bender/Love Lee Couch/Love Youmans/Willie B. Long?
Good reading, and remember: a name is for life...
Here is just a sample: Warren Peace - Born in 1866. Son of Edward and Betsey Peace of Essex, Essex County, New York. Appears in the 1880 United States Federal Census.
Hades Fryher - Born in 1916. Daughter of Louis and Annabell Fryher of East Hampton, Suffolk County, New York. Appears in the 1920 United States Federal Census.
Mars Nix - Born in 1928. Son of Johnie and Tammie Nix of Franklin County, Alabama. Appears in the 1930 United States Federal Census.
Goodness gracious... I can't believe some of the negative reviews here. This book isn't at all meant seriously, and just lists a solid chunk of the most common baby names and... Read morePublished on April 13, 2011 by LinaRina
what is a bad baby name? Marjorie? Thaddius? Beauford? no, no. How about naming your kid after anything you might find when you close your eyes, open a dictionary and point to? Read morePublished on July 19, 2010 by TandyJoAndy
This is a small book, about 5 x7, which allows it to be 122 pages. Each section had a little history of some of the names, research and sources for information. Read morePublished on September 1, 2008 by Sunny Skies