"Upset" & other nomenological phenomena

Fred Shapiro fred.shapiro at YALE.EDU
Mon Nov 18 19:36:48 UTC 2002

Notorious bearers of a name may "ruin" the name partially or totally.  How
many people get the name Adolf nowadays?  Among Kings of England, certain
names such as Henry, Richard, John, and Charles were ruined at least for a
certain number of centuries by having a notorious bearer.

Fred Shapiro

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