Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Moments in Naming History

in 1954, 6 girls in the USA were named Philistine. Now, this isn't too crazy if you just think of the sound-- Phyllis was a pretty popular name then, as was names ending in -tine/-ine (Ernestine, Charlene, etc.). Still, that was the only year anyone was ever named that (or rather, greater than 4 people were named that as the Social Security Administration only gives out info for names given to 5 or more babies in a given year).

1 comment:

Topazine said...

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