The Big Think

January 4, 2014

All in A Name

Filed under: Humor and Fun,The Name Game — jasony @ 11:36 pm

How to Name a Baby | Wait But Why: “”

A fascinating look at the history and lifespan of common names. Did you know that each of the following names has had the other gender in the Top 1,000 during some stretch of the past?

John, William, James, George, Joseph, Michael, Thomas, David, Frank, Henry, Mary, Elizabeth, Sarah, and Margaret.

A boy named Sue, indeed.

1 Comment »

  1. This is fascinating! Possibly because I’m in negotiations to name a baby right now…

    Comment by greg — January 5, 2014 @ 10:31 am

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