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Popularity of the Baby Name Fourth

Number of Babies Named Fourth

Born in the U.S. Since 1880

Posts that Mention the Name Fourth

Babies Named Thanksgiving

turkeyWe’ve talked about people named Easter, Fourth (of July), Halloween, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year…what about Thanksgiving? I mean, we’ve already met Dr. Happy Thanksgiving, but are there more?

Yes, at least a few dozen more. As you’d expect, nearly all were born in late November. Here are three examples:

The two most recent Thanksgivings I found were both born in the 1990s.


43 Unique Noun-Names

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:

  1. Bandit
  2. Cape Cod
  3. Captivity
  4. Celerie (celery)
  5. Danger
  6. Eclipse
  7. Emancipation Proclamation
  8. Emirates
  9. Eiffel Tower
  10. Facebook
  11. Fourth
  12. Freeway
  13. Funeral
  14. Golden Palace
  15. Halloween
  16. Helsinki
  17. Jeep
  18. Joker
  19. Key West
  20. Knuckles
  21. Legal Tender
  22. Metallica
  23. Oleomargarine
  24. Opera House
  25. Orbit
  26. Peaches
  27. Pebbles
  28. Peppermint
  29. Prohibition
  30. Rainbow
  31. Shotgun
  32. Skylab
  33. Soccer City
  34. Sou’Wester
  35. Strawberry
  36. Suffrage
  37. Tahiti
  38. Trooper
  39. Tsunami
  40. Union Jack
  41. Vick Vaporup (Vicks VapoRub)
  42. Wilmot Proviso
  43. Zeppelin

Did I skip any good ones? Let me know in the comments!

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Later additions…

  1. Sputnik, 10/4
  2. Nintendo, 10/22
  3. Annexation, 10/25
  4. Windchime, 11/9
  5. Oregon Territory, 11/22
  6. Gold Dust, 11/29

Fourth-of-July Babies Named “Fourth”

United States flagDid 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.)