Unusual Real Names – Beveridge, Craphonso, Rivers, Scientific

Here’s another batch of unusual-but-real names. This time, all were made in the U.S.A.

  • Beveridge Webster (born in 1908) – pianist.
  • Chloethiel Woodard Smith (born in 1910) – architect and urban planner.
  • Craphonso Thorpe (born in 1983) – football player. (Craphonso = Craig + Alphonso.)
  • Fitzedward Hall (born in 1825) – Sanskrit scholar and OED contributor.
  • Mahonri Macintosh Young (born in 1877) – sculptor and artist.
  • Majestic Mapp (born circa 1980) – basketball player. (Brother of Scientific.)
  • Merze Tate (born in 1905) – scholar and professor.
  • Rivers Cuomo (born in 1970) – musician.
  • Scientific Mapp (born circa 1980) – basketball player. (Brother of Majestic.)
  • Townsend Harris (born in 1804) – merchant and politician.

I discovered Craphonso, Majestic and Scientific in Bob Glauber’s recent post on great sports names.


One thought on “Unusual Real Names – Beveridge, Craphonso, Rivers, Scientific

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *