"Upset" & other nomenological phenomena
JMB at STRADLEY.COM
Tue Nov 19 15:53:29 UTC 2002
Note, however, that these names continue to be popular among the general population. Royal and papal names have their own considerations.
The line of succession given at http://www.begent.freeserve.co.uk/history/succession.htm does not list any Johns in the next 150 people in line for the throne, but the equally unlikely Arthur may be found at number 15, Arthur David Nathaniel Chatto.
From: Mark A Mandel [mailto:mam at THEWORLD.COM]
Sent: Tuesday, November 19, 2002 10:30 AM
To: ADS-L at LISTSERV.UGA.EDU
Subject: Re: "Upset" & other nomenological phenomena
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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