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Frank Yerby’s book A Woman Called Fancy was the 5th bestselling book of 1951. Here’s a summary:
Set in Augusta, Georgia, T traces the rise of the heroine, a beautiful South Carolina woman, from poverty to prominence among Augusta’s artistocrats. Seeking to escape marriage to an old man to whom her father is indebted, Fancy Williamson leaves South Carolina for Augusta. She begins as a dance girl on a show wagon and eventually marries into a bankrupt aristocratic family of Georgia. Her marriage to Courtland Brantley of the Hiberion Plantation, however, provokes the scorn of aristocrats and begins her downfall.
In 1952, seven baby girls were named Fancy and the name appeared on the SSA’s baby name list for the very first time.
About twenty years later, the name was given a second boost by Bobbie Gentry’s Fancy (1969). Here’s a bit of the song:
You know I mighta been born just plain white trash,
but Fancy was my name.
About twenty years after that, Reba McEntire’s 1990 cover of Fancy gave the name yet another boost.
Source: A Woman Called Fancy – Oxford Reference
Arvid Huisman, columnist for Webster City’s Daily Freeman-Journal, recently wrote a piece called What’s in a name? Here’s an excerpt:
As a first grader I wanted to be named Johnnie or Bobbie or Billie or Tommie — just about anything except Arvid.
By the time I was a young adult I realized that a unique name can be an asset and I continue to believe that. Once people commit an uncommon name to memory they don’t soon forget and that’s a good thing in business.
He (now) appreciates his own name, but he isn’t a big fan of names that are “exceptionally strange.” As an example, he offers the name La-a:
Care to take a guess on how to pronounce that? I needed help with it. It is pronounced La-dash-ah. Get it? La(dash)a. Now that’s just plain stupid.
Do you agree with Arvid?