Morecock, Fartwell, & Hoare: A Collection of Unfortunate But True Names

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There's a baby born every minute and each one has to be named. In this book, you'll find an insanity of nomenclature that beggars belief. Russell Ash has trawled birth, marriage, and death certificates, phone books, and censuses going back centuries to compile a compendium of breathtakingly unlikely-but-true names.Why on earth would Mr. and Mrs. O'Shea name their son Rick? What were the Fants thinking when they named their child Elle? Or Mr. and Mrs. Royd, for that matter, when naming their daughter Emma? Or how about ...

Morecock, Fartwell, & Hoare: A Collection of Unfortunate But True Names 2009, St. Martin's Press, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780312545352

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