"Upset" & other nomenological phenomena
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Mon Nov 18 18:58:09 UTC 2002
According to a name book I had, Ebeneezer was quite
popular until A Christmas Carol.
--- davemarc <davemarc at PANIX.COM> wrote:
> From: sagehen <sagehen at WESTELCOM.COM>
> Sent: Friday, November 15, 2002 2:04 PM
> Subject: Re: "Upset" & other nomenological phenomena
> > 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
> > of any, offhand, in the English-speaking world.
> Lolita may provide a similar example. I think
> someone (perhaps Nabokov
> himself) wrote that the novel ruined the name among
> English speakers--or
> something to that effect. It's curious that there's
> such a difference
> between the characters of Sherlock Holmes and Lolita
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