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Twins Named for Paul and Lloyd Waner

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Paul and Lloyd Waner in 1940

From the 1920s to the 1940s, brothers Paul Glee Waner (1903-1965) and Lloyd James Waner (1906-1982) played major league baseball, primarily for the Pittsburgh Pirates.

Many Pirates fans of the era named their kids after either Paul or Lloyd, and some named their kids after both Paul and Lloyd. In January of 1940, for instance, Jack and Dorothy Munyon of Pittsburgh named their son Paul Lloyd Munyon. A couple of years earlier, a St. Louis mother named her twin boys Paul Glee Kraatz and Lloyd James Kraatz. (From the article: “The Waners have had baseball teams, cats, dogs, chickens, pigs, hogs, race horses and now even twins named after them.”)

Where did Paul Glee Waner get his gleeful-sounding middle name? One source claimed he was born Paul John Waner, but his middle name was changed at the age of six after he received a shotgun from his curiously named Uncle Glee.

[Here’s another set of twins named for famous people of the ’30s.]

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Image: © AP


Phone Book Fishing in Illinois – Clowzell, Nijole, Orange, Rotunda

I’m visiting a friend in Illinois this weekend, and I had a chance just now to peruse her phone book. Here are some of the names I found:

Cinamon
Claudis
Clowzell
Decemma
Doyne
Estol
Ethrie
Glee
Gleta
Hollisha
Ivadale
Lamcy
Lody
Maileen
Mariselda
Maristella
Marnisha
Merlissia
Myretta
Nakisha
Nazaree
Nijole
Ophalia
Orange
Orde
Refugio
Renetha
Rocksieanna
Rotunda
Seigel
Shamyatta
Shanetria
Shavella
Sjan
Starrlite
Talmer
Taranekia
Zepher