Last year, I asked if ABCDE really was a baby name. It is, but it’s not the only alphabet-based baby name out there. Here are some others…
I’ve tracked down more than a dozen people named Abc, including Abc Groff (1887-1966) in the SSDI and Abc Dixon on a list of “educable children” in Mississippi from 1878:
I haven’t found any true cases yet, but plenty of people have had “A.B.C.D.” as initials. I did notice this on the 1940 US Census, though — looks to me like Abcdania or Abcdenia:
One-upping the famed Abcde! I’ve seen two, one being Abcdef Riggs on the 1870 US Census:
If Abcde is pronounced absidy, maybe this one is absidef?
I didn’t spot any letter-string names from the middle of the alphabet, but I did have some luck at the other end…
I’ve discovered over a dozen people named Xyz, including Xyz Smith on the 1870 US Census:
Another was Xyz Crenshaw (1906-2002) in the SSDI. Here’s his gravestone:
I wonder how Xyz would be pronounced. Ziz? Eksiz?
I’ve also seen extended versions like Xyza, Xyzen, and Xyzemia. Here’s Xyzrapha Dismuke on the 1940 US Census, for instance:
What are your thoughts on names like these? Are they cool, or over the top?