Sunday, September 15, 2013

A BOY NAMED IF-CHRIST-HAD-NOT-DIED-FOR-THREE-THOU-HADST-BEEN-DAMNED: What do we like around here?  Well, lots of things.  But two thing we definitely like are lists and baby names.  So, how about this terrific Salon piece on the rather extreme world of 16th and 17th century Puritan baby names.


  1. Jordan8:54 PM

    It's a toss-up between Praise-God Barebone, Continent Walker and Barkevious Mingo for greatest name of all time.

  2. Eric J.1:28 AM

    Possibly Relevant:

  3. Jordan9:01 AM

    The top picked safety in next year's draft will almost assuredly be Alabama's Ha Ha Clinton-Dix. I chose Mingo, above, because it's a Coco Crisp situation. His given name is Ha'Sean Clinton-Dix.

  4. Marsha1:12 PM

    D'Brickashaw Montgomery Ferguson.

    Made even more awesome by knowing that his mom named him for Father Ralph de Bricassart after watching The Thorn Birds on TV.