How popular is the baby name Mariano in the United States right now? How popular was it historically? Find out using the graph below! Plus, check out all the blog posts that mention the name Mariano.
In November of 1936, during the Siege of Madrid, many people sought refuge in the city’s foreign embassies.
But only the British Embassy saw the arrival of a baby boy.
He was born to British Embassy cook Josefina Ruiz Torrubiano, who named him Mariano Fernandez [sic?] Alexander Duncan Torrubiano Y Ruiz.
Why “Alexander” and “Duncan”?
The third and fourth names commemorate the assistance of members of the Scottish ambulance corps during the delivery.
And I’m assuming his second name was actually Fernando, even though all the newspapers wrote it “Fernandez.”
Which of the four given names do you like best: Mariano, Fernando, Alexander, or Duncan?
Source: “War Baby Born in British Embassy.” Evening Independent [St. Petersburg] 28 Nov. 1936: 1.
Several days ago, a list of nearly 500 White House employees (and their salaries!) was posted at the official White House blog.
I thought these twenty employee-names were the most interesting:
- Astri B. Kimball (75k)
- Dagoberto Vega (75k)
- Ferial Govashiri (45k)
- Gannet L. Tseggai (65k)
- Howli J. Ledbetter (36k)
- Jamia S. Jowers (50k)
- Karine Jean-Pierre (75k)
- Mariano-Florentino Cuellar (98k)
- Noerena Limon (40k)
- Rahm I. Emanuel (172k)
- Rosarie G. Tucci (50k)
- Saumya N. Narechania (36k)
- Semonti M. Mustaphi (52k)
- Shinichi Inouye (65k)
- Shomik Dutta (62k)
- Taeshonnda C. King (57k)
- Trooper Sanders (70k)
- Venkateswar N. Neralla (74k)
- Vianca M. Dyer (40k)
- Wandra E. Simpson (107k)
I included their salaries just for fun. :)
Here’s the full list (pdf), if you’d like to check it out for yourself.