Unusual Real Names – Epaphroditus, Orchard, Speedy, Waddy

Here’s a batch of unusual male names that belonged to various U.S. Representatives:

  • Bolling Hall (1767-1836) – U.S. Representative from Georgia.
  • Calvary Morris (1798-1871) – U.S. Representative from Ohio.
  • Chesselden Ellis (1808-1854) – U.S. Representative from New York.
  • Chittenden Lyon (1787-1842) – U.S. Representative from Kentucky.
  • Denver Church (1862-1952) – U.S. Representative from California.
  • Epaphroditus Champion (1756-1834) – U.S. Representative from Connecticut.
  • Montague Lessler (1869-1938) – U.S. Representative from New York.
  • Orchard Cook (1763-1819) – U.S. Representative from Massachusetts.
  • Smedley Darlington (1827-1899) – U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania. (Grandfather of Smedley Darlington Butler.)
  • Speedy Long (1928-2006) – U.S. Representative from Louisiana.
  • Tazewell Ellett (1856-1914) – U.S. Representative from Virginia.
  • Waddy Thompson (1798-1868) – U.S. Representative from South Carolina.
  • Wingfield Bullock (died in 1821) – U.S. Representative from Kentucky.

One thought on “Unusual Real Names – Epaphroditus, Orchard, Speedy, Waddy

  1. I am assuming that most of these were probably family names.

    I have seen Denver several times in the Birth Announcements, he seems to be trendy lately. Orchard, I can definitely see catching on in this day and age, what with trendy names like Autumn, Aspen, Haven and Savannah.

    Very interesting list.

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