How popular is the baby name Fourth in the United States right now? How popular was it historically? Find out using the graph below! Plus, see baby names similar to Fourth and check out all the blog posts that mention the name Fourth.
I’m fascinated by personal names that, out of context, don’t appear to be names at all. Especially when said names are created from everyday nouns and proper nouns — places, foods, animals, objects, brands, ideas, events, institutions, organizations, qualities, phenomena, and so forth.
My fascination kicked into high gear after I wrote about noun-names earlier this year. Ever since, I’ve kept my eyes peeled for noun-names.
So far, I’ve collected hundreds. But it’s going to take me a while to blog about all of them. In the meanwhile, I thought I’d list some of the strangest ones I’ve already talked about:
- Cape Cod
- Celerie (celery)
- Emancipation Proclamation
- Eiffel Tower
- Golden Palace
- Key West
- Legal Tender
- Opera House
- Soccer City
- Union Jack
- Vick Vaporup (Vicks VapoRub)
- Wilmot Proviso
Did I skip any good ones? Let me know in the comments!
- Sputnik, 10/4
- Nintendo, 10/22
- Annexation, 10/25
- Windchime, 11/9
- Oregon Territory, 11/22
- Gold Dust, 11/29
Did you know that all six of the people named “Fourth” in the current version of the Social Security Death Index were born on the Fourth of July?
Here they are, ordered by birth year: Fourth Inscho (1889), Fourth Smith (1892), Fourth Hendrick (1897), Fourth Marshall (1899), Fourth Thomas (1902) and finally Fourth Shaw (1903).
But that’s not all! Six more the people with a variant of Fourth as their first name were also Independence Day babies: Fourthie Johns (1882), Fourthey Wolfe (1891), Fourtha Bolinger (1898), Fourtha Henory (1900), Fourtha Wilburn (1910), and Fourthie Cole (1911).
So, if you’re due on Monday, and you want to give your baby a highly unusual name, this could be the one.
(And, if the baby just happens to be your fourth, the name comes with a double meaning — which is even better than a double rainbow.)