Proper names with apostrophes?

Laurence Horn laurence.horn at YALE.EDU
Mon Jan 2 22:18:33 UTC 2012

I don't know how common this is.  But there's a basketball player for St. John's University (NYC) named God'sgift Achiuwa (as he appears in box scores) or God's Gift Achiuwa (as he appears on the web, e.g. in  No doubt not the only Christian (I assume) name with an apostrophe in it but I can't think of others I've encountered.   (Maybe it's something about the Big East Conference; a basketball player for rival Providence College a few years ago was named God Shammgod.  Too bad he never got the chance to go man-on-man against God'sgift.)   


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