Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Wikipedia's list of unusual names - and more!

John Reid at the Anglo-Celtic Connections blog posted today about the list of unusual personal names found at Wikipedia - the link is http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_unusual_personal_names.

John then went looking for more information about "Alphabet" Pepper - whose real name was Anna Bertha Cecilia Diana Emily Fanny Gertrude Hypatia Inez Jane Kate Louise Maud Nora Ophelia Prudence Quince Rebecca Sarah Teresa Ulysis Venus Winifred Xenophon Yetty Zeno Pepper.

John posted about "Alphabet" Pepper at http://anglo-celtic-connections.blogspot.com/2007/06/unusual-names.html. Please go read John's post.

Isn't that a great name? Did your mother call you by your full name when she was upset with you? Mine did - and I always knew that the only acceptable response was "yes, mom." Pity poor Anna's mother - I doubt if anybody could remember that whole list of given names.

Thanks to John for a great post, a good link to the Wikipedia page, and a hearty laugh (over the Wikipedia entries).

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