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Cal McLish, born in 1925, was a Major League Baseball pitcher. He played from the mid-1940s to the mid-1960s for a total of 7 different teams.
His full name? Calvin Coolidge Julius Caesar Tuskahoma McLish.
“There were seven of us in the family and my mother named all but me,” says Cal. “When I came along she let dad pick a name and he came up with Calvin Coolidge Julius Caesar Tuskahoma. It’s a dandy, ain’t it?
“I don’t know why he named me Calvin Coolidge. He never voted Republican in his life, in fact, he was a Democrat. Just like the name, I guess. And I suppose that’s why he slipped Julius Caesar in there, too.
“Tuskahoma is an Indian name, so that makes sense. I think it was a town in the Indian territory of Oklahoma. Both my mom and dad were born in Indian territory though they’re not full-blooded Indians.”
Source: Vaughan, Doug. “On the Rebound.” Windsor Daily Star 5 Jun. 1956: 18.
A reader named Sarah is expecting her first baby in several months, and she’d like some baby name suggestions. These are the names she and her husband like so far (girl names are on the left, boy names are on the right).
I think they might also like…
What other names would you suggest?
*In Australia, the name Banjo can be traced back to “Waltzing Matilda” poet Andrew “Banjo” Paterson (1864-1941).
There’s a family in Cardiff, Wales with children named:
- Romeo Casanova Valentino (age 12)
- Venus Valentine (11)
- Angel Aphrodite (10)
- Isis Ise (3)
- Achilles Spartacus Mars (2)
- Caesar Augustus Constantine (due in 4 weeks)
The parents are Tony and Elaine Romaeo (making son #1 “Romeo Romaeo,” of course). Elaine had this to say about the names:
We knew we wanted to give our children unusual names from the start. My husband used to be a male stripper and his stage name was Romeo so we decided to call our first son after the three greatest lovers of the world.
I think that about sums it up. :)
Source: Our children are gods, legends and great lovers, South Wales Echo
Edit (3/22): BBC News has just published a piece on the family: Mythology inspires six baby names