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I wrote a letter to a friend not long ago, and the act of writing something longhand (which I rarely do anymore) made me wonder: which baby names can be written in cursive without lifting the pen from the page?
Turns out that many names can be written this way–so long as they don’t contain letters that need crossing/dotting (t, i, x, j) and don’t start with a tricky capital (such as W, which doesn’t connect to the letters that follow, or H, which itself requires more than one pen-stroke to be formed correctly).
Here are some examples of names that can be written in script with one continuous line of ink.
- 3 letters: Ava, Moe, Ned, Rob, Ula
- 4 letters: Cleo, Elmo, Jada, Rhys, Zane
- 5 letters: Carla, Jesse, Nancy, Ryder, Yosef
- 6 letters: Edward, Jazmyn, Morgan, Nelson, Ursula
- 7 letters: Charles, Eleanor, Jeffrey, Malcolm, Rebecca
- 8 letters: Alphonso, Emmanuel, Mercedes, Mohammad, Randolph
- 9 letters: Cleveland, Esperanza, Jefferson, Magdalena, Rosabelle
- 10 letters: Alessandra, Alessandro, Clarabella, Clarabelle, Jacquelynn
…For more onomastic trivia, try this list of baby names that can be typed one-handed on a QWERTY keyboard.
The names below are one-hit wonder names that ranked among the 1,000 most popular U.S. baby names only once — sometime between 1900 and 1909 (inclusive).
- 1900 – Luvinia
- 1901 – Dagny, Ethyle
- 1903 – Augustina, Girtha
- 1904 – Edris, Vernia
- 1905 – Beadie, Ilda, Neola, Orma, Vela
- 1907 – Clydie, Rosabelle, Theta
- 1908 – Arnetta, Clementina, Launa
- 1909 – Azalee, Macel
- 1900 – Goebel (influence: William Goebel), Tallie
- 1901 – Ancil, Buren, Erland, Esco, Mathews, Pate
- 1902 – Doll, Ivor, Victoriano
- 1903 – Beckham, Lenon, Ozzie, Teddie
- 1904 – Arbie, Council, Duard, Harm, Severo, Tobie
- 1905 – Fredie, Graydon, Jiles
- 1906 – Benard, Harrold
- 1907 – Delmus, Delphin (influence: Delphin Delmas), Gilmer, Ogden, Oland, Samie
- 1908 – Esker, Levie, Robley (influence: Robley Evans)
- 1909 – Othel
I think both Beckham (1903) and Graydon (1905) could really appeal to modern parents — Beckham for its association with soccer star David Beckham, Graydon for its similarity to currently popular names like Grayson and Jayden.
All one-hit wonder lists: 1880s, 1890s, 1900s, 1910s, 1920s, 1930s, 1940s, 1950s, 1960s, 1970s, 1980s, 1990s, 2000s.