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Popularity of the Baby Name Dingle

Posts that Mention the Name Dingle

Short List of Odd Names: Barefoot, Truefoot, Daft

In mid-2014, K. Steenson of the University of Nottingham’s Manuscripts and Special Collections blog offered “fifteen genuine examples of people’s names taken from the manuscripts that we have come across.”

The original list included a lot of fun details, but here’s the gist of it — just the names themselves:

  • Barefoot Booth
  • Daft Smith
  • Dymock Wallpoole
  • Hearsay Wood
  • Kitty Bounds
  • Madewell Crisp
  • Marmaduke Witham
  • Mercy Puffin
  • Original Steele
  • Restored Bendall
  • Saintly Whitehead
  • Stockdale Avison
  • Thoroton Pocklington
  • Treverse Spilie
  • Webster Whistler

In the comments, an archivist from Somerset threw in a few more: Strangeways and Truefoot (brothers), Purified, and Keren-happuch.

Two foot-names in a single post! Exciting. Here are some foot-names from earlier posts: Dingle Foot, Dirty foot, and Shoots her foot.

Source: What’s in a name? (found via e-Onomastics)

Unusual Names: Bamber, Dingle, Potto, Wyke

British men with peculiar names:

  • Almroth Wright (1861-1947) – bacteriologist and immunologist.
  • Bamber Gascoigne (born in 1935) – television presenter and author.
  • Banastre Tarleton (1754-1833) – soldier and politician.
  • Coventry Patmore (1823-1896) – poet and critic.
  • Dingle Foot (1905-1978) – barrister and politician.
  • Elfyn Llwyd (born in 1951) – barrister and politician.
  • Olinthus Gregory (1774-1841) – mathematician, author and editor.
  • Potto Brown (1797–1871) – miller and philanthropist.
  • Wyke Bayliss (1835-1906) – painter.

Dingle Foot’s first name was his maternal grandmother’s maiden name.