At a campground in Bismarck, North Dakota, I heard a mother refer to her young son several times as Xerxes (ZERK-sees).
As in Xerxes I of Persia, born in 518 BC.
What’s your opinion of this one?
[What’s this road trip all about?]
How popular is the baby name Xerxes in the United States right now? How popular was it historically? Find out using the graph below! Plus, see baby names similar to Xerxes and check out all the blog posts that mention the name Xerxes.
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Number of Babies Named Xerxes Born in the U.S. Since 1880
I recently got back from a 2-week road trip through South Dakota, North Dakota, Montana and Wyoming:
(We set off on this one just two days after getting back from Toronto. Why? Insanity, I suppose.)
I spotted a bunch of interesting names on this trip, but instead of one massive post, I thought I’d break it all up into a series of smaller posts.
Here are some of the names I’ll be talking about:
I’ll come back and add links as the posts are published. Hope you enjoy!
Author Edward Gorey, born on 22 February 1925, would have been 86 today. To celebrate his birthday, let’s check out the names he used in his most famous book, The Gashlycrumb Tinies (1963):
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He used interesting (sometimes odd) names in his many other books/stories as well, such as Ortenzia, Gertrúdis, Jasper, Ambrogio, Herakleitos, Agnes and Basil in The Blue Aspic (1968), Embley and Yewbert in The Epiplectic Bicycle (1969), Lambert, Amanda, Augustus, Emily and Neville in The Dwindling Party (1982), and Theoda in The Tuning Fork (1983).
Do you happen to own anything by Gorey? If so, please comment with a few character names!