Numbers as baby names: Seven, 8, Ten

I posted recently about using a number system to choose names. But what about using numbers themselves as names?

An old episode of Seinfeld made fun of number-names. In it, George mused over the name Seven: “It’s a beautiful name for a boy or a girl… especially a girl. Or a boy.”

A year after the episode aired, songstress Erykah Badu really did name her son Seven. Possible connection?

Other real-life number-names I know of include Ten Million and his daughter Decillian Million.

There’s also Japanese naval officer Yamamoto Isoroku, whose first (Isoroku) name spelled out the number 56 — a reference to his father’s age at the time of his birth.

Would you use a number as a baby name? Why or why not?

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