"Upset" & other nomenological phenomena

Laurence Horn laurence.horn at YALE.EDU
Sat Nov 16 00:23:46 UTC 2002

>My father was born & christened  Sherlock  (after his grandfather,
>S.A.Bronson) in 1878, some years before Conan Doyle created his character.
>Sherlock Holmes's iconic stature has since rendered "Sherlock" virtually
>out-of-bounds  as a given name. I've never encountered another Sherlock.
>I suppose there are other examples of this sort of thing, but I can't think
>of any, offhand, in the English-speaking world.
>A. Murie

Well, Jesus is pretty unusual as a given name in the English-speaking
(but not Spanish-speaking) world.


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