Saturday, August 23, 2014

Parents in the 1800s Named Their Kids Odd Stuff

I've had a couple more guest posts on the Nameberry site in recent weeks. One looked at color names for boys, while the other addressed the popularity of using last names as first names.

In both cases, there's an overarching theme: If you think baby names today are crazy, the 1800s were even weirder.

So don't feel bad about giving a strange name to your child. People in stovepipe hats and corsets were happily naming their kids Green, Lawyer and Doc. (On the other hand, I'm not sure Nevaeh would have occured to them.)