"Upset" & other nomenological phenomena

Mark A Mandel mam at THEWORLD.COM
Tue Nov 19 15:29:56 UTC 2002

On Mon, 18 Nov 2002, Fred Shapiro wrote:

#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.

And there has still not been a John II on the English throne. Can anyone
say for sure if there has been a potential one? That is, an heir
apparent, or one close enough at birth for the chance to be worth
considering, named John.

-- Mark A. Mandel

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