[Ads-l] new unisex names

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Sat May 9 18:16:08 UTC 2015

On Fri, May 8, 2015 at 11:55 PM, Dave Hause <dwhause at cablemo.net> wrote:

> Obadiah
> Jeremiah
> Zacharia
> Zebulon
> Meschach
> Methuselah

Not to mention "Shadrach" and "Abednego."

For a very long time, I thought that the latter name was "Abindigo." When I
discovered that it was "Abednego," I thought that I must have misunderstood
it. Then, after about seventy years, I again heard the spiritual from which
I had originally learned about the "three Hebrew children" and the singers
*clearly* used "Abindigo." Today, I find in W:pedia,

"Abednego (sometimes spelled _Abendigo_)"


All say, "How hard it is that we have to die!"---a strange complaint to
come from the mouths of people who have had to live.
-Mark Twain

The American Dialect Society - http://www.americandialect.org

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