new name you can use on your kid

Joel S. Berson Berson at ATT.NET
Tue Sep 13 13:10:14 UTC 2011

At 9/13/2011 08:24 AM, Jonathan Lighter wrote:
>The computerized sales slip from the supermarket tells me that my cashier
>was "Jherrica."
>Over 10,000 raw Google hits for "Jherrica," over 150,000 for "Jherica."
>To generalize from my experience, they should be mostly twentyish white
>ladies with hair the color of blood.

The feminine of "Jherrico"?  123,000 hits.  For "Jherico", 250,000
hits.  All unanalyzed, except that some are clearly given names. tells us "Jherico
\j-herico, jhe-ri-co\ as a boy's name is a variant of
<>Jericho (Arabic),
and the meaning of Jherico is "city of the moon".  And "Jherico is
not a popular first name for men and an equally uncommon surname or
last name for all people."

Gender bias rears its ugly head.  This site has no entry for

But you knew that.


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