Morecock, Fartwell, & Hoare: A Collection of Unfortunate but True Names
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 Ri
The idea is simple. The names that people have been given in the past are now able to raise a smile, a giggle, or even occasionally a guffaw. Some of them rely on the change in word meaning (Fanny which is *much* ruder in UK English than American English) or on the com...more