"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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