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 Rick? What were the Fants thinking when they named their child Elle? Or Mr. and Mrs. Royd, for that matter, when naming their daughter Emma? Or how about Everard Cock, Page Turner, or Sally Forth?
In this painstakingly researched, utterly true, riotously entertaining collection, readers will discover real-life examples of some of the most unusual, crude, and shocking names ever, presenting a laugh-out-loud overview of eccentricity through the ages.
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This is very typical of the sort of book that I'm reading at the moment. It doesn't have any narrative to speak of, so doesn't require any determined or extended period of reading. You can literally ... Read full review
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Morecock, Fartwell, & Hoare: A Collection of Unfortunate But True Names
Limited preview - 2009