[Ads-l] 26 Names That Didn't Exist Before 2000

Jonathan Lighter wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM
Wed Nov 11 12:45:42 UTC 2015


I knew a guy in grad school named "King" also.

He wanted to go into politics.

Naturally.

JL

On Tue, Nov 10, 2015 at 11:43 PM, Wilson Gray <hwgray at gmail.com> wrote:

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> On Tue, Nov 10, 2015 at 9:57 AM, Shapiro, Fred <fred.shapiro at yale.edu>
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> > "King" is not new.
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> I agree. I went to high school, 1950-54, with King McElroy, who was white,
> and King Taylor, who was black, both of whom may have been in honor of - or
> in imitation of - the inventor, King C. Gillette.
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> Is "Khloe," merely a better transliteration of the Greek than the Latinate
> "Chloe," really worthy of being called "new"?
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