Ten Million (1889-1964) was a minor league baseball player from the state of Washington.
His mother, Ella, chose the name “Ten” because she wanted her son to stand out.
In 1920, Ten and his wife Christine had a baby girl.
Ten’s mother convinced the couple to name their daughter “Decillian” with a bribe of $50. (That’d be over $1,100 in today’s dollars.)
Decillian Million went by Dixie as an adult.
- “And They Named Baby Girl Decillion Million.” Boston Daily Globe 13 Mar. 1921: E4.
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