Bad Baby Names: The Worst True Names Parents Saddled Their Kids With, and Now You Can Too

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Ancestry Pub., 2008 - Family & Relationships - 122 pages
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Throughout history, people have named their children truly terrible things, and this book has the proof. Michael Sherrod and Matthew Rayback combed through U.S. federal census records to find the absolute worst names parents have given their children. The result is this hysterical new take on the baby name book. Here are some samples of the hilarious names inside: Fanny Pack, Fanny Whiffer, Post Office, Warren Peace, Rubella Graves, Nice Carr, and Hell Hellickson. And then there are the names we thought Bart Simpson was making up as he prank called Moe's Tavern: Hugh Jass, Al Caholic, Anita Bath, Amanda Hugginkiss, and Maya Buttreeks. This book is also filled with original illustrations and great photos that take a stab at what some of these babies may have looked like. Bad Baby Names is truly a one-of-a-kind book that makes a great gift for a friend, family member, or just yourself. Either way, Bad Baby Names is sure to make you laugh.

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User Review  - Phantasma - LibraryThing

Not as amusing as I had hoped. It was mostly the same thing over and over again. Some truly horrific names and at least we can be sure that they were all true, but it was unsatisfying. The stories the author added were more enjoyable than the lists. Read full review

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User Review  - EowynA - LibraryThing

These are names given to people that appeared in US census records prior to 1930. There are names like: Babel Fish, Iscariot Day, Fairy Knight, Darth Wimbish, Zombie Davenport, and others. Most of these come from records. Quick read, and for those who like names (like I do), fun. Read full review


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