About Me

Been fascinated with names since a child. Used to read the list of names in the back of the Merriam-Webster dictionary for hours.

My Favorite Names
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October 11, 2017 11:07 AM

I've known a couple of "Mo"s whose full name was Mohammed.

September 20, 2017 10:52 AM

"Sally Cato McDougall" (double name), the Southern belle in "Auntie Mame."

July 18, 2017 03:44 PM

I see the old standby Lee (Leigh) doesn't make the list.

May 12, 2017 12:26 PM

Sebastian Luke (long + short, both classic)

May 9, 2017 02:45 PM

Trudy is cute any time. Gertie I'm not so sure about.

March 28, 2017 05:18 PM

"We have known a grandmother who succeeded in turning Theodore into Gnon" - Victor Hugo

January 31, 2017 11:05 AM

Harvey--the invisible giant rabbit in the play of the same name.

December 21, 2016 08:46 AM

Hiram was Ulysses S. Grant's original first name.

November 29, 2016 03:33 PM

Hamilton. because you could really name somebody that. Historic ,  but timeless.

November 2, 2016 07:40 AM

Sure, it's just fine, and Anna Jane is a great double name in the Southern tradition. I don't think it needs a hyphen . it's certainly more euphonious than my cousin's name Cora Alice which got shortened to C'r'alice.

November 2, 2016 07:32 AM

The Efficient Baxter, Lord Emsworth's secretary, in P. G. Wodehouse.

September 27, 2016 12:02 PM

Hard to believe the classics are on the decline. I used to say there would have been no computer revolution without Steve, Dave, Mike, and Larry. Every place I worked had at least a trio out of this set.  I guess they are reaching retirement age. 

August 23, 2016 01:07 PM

Melindasue22 beat me to Grace Hopper! I met her once. She gave me a whole handful of "nanoseconds" :)

August 10, 2016 07:36 AM

My brothers' middle names are 1) my dad's middle name and 2) my mother's maiden name. When I was 36 I had my name legally changed to add my mother's maiden name as a second middle name.

July 19, 2016 11:51 AM

One branch of my family tree named their sons Littleberry generation after generation, making genealogy difficult. Where the name came from originally is a mystery.

May 4, 2016 04:17 PM

Having no middle name leads to a world of trouble, like a friend of mine. He has to put NMI in the middle initial space in all forms he ever had to fill out. 

May 4, 2016 04:13 PM

I always liked Dittany, otherwise known as "burning bush."