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

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

Russell Ash


There’s a toddler born each minute and every one needs to be named. during this booklet, you’ll locate an madness of nomenclature that beggars trust. Russell Ash has trawled beginning, marriage, and loss of life certificate, telephone books, and censuses going again centuries to assemble a compendium of breathtakingly unlikely-but-true names.

Why on the earth could Mr. and Mrs. O’Shea identify their son Rick? What have been the Fants considering after they named their baby Elle? Or Mr. and Mrs. Royd, for that topic, while naming their daughter Emma? Or how approximately Everard Cock, web page Turner, or Sally Forth?

In this painstakingly researched, totally real, riotously interesting assortment, readers will observe real-life examples of a few of the main strange, crude, and surprising names ever, featuring a laugh-out-loud evaluation of eccentricity throughout the ages.

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