[Ads-l] four-letter names on the rise

Mark Mandel mark.a.mandel at GMAIL.COM
Sun Nov 4 01:00:12 EST 2018


Gr*e*y Havens.

Mark Mandel
Someone member, Tolkien Society of America

On Sat, Nov 3, 2018, 1:52 PM Barretts Mail <mail.barretts at gmail.com wrote:

> https://qz.com/1440188/the-rise-of-the-4-letter-baby-name/ <
> https://qz.com/1440188/the-rise-of-the-4-letter-baby-name/>
> "The rise of the 4-letter baby name”
> by Dan Kopf
> 1 November 2018
>
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> “A key factor is the movement toward smooth, light name style, with an
> emphasis on vowels over consonant sounds,” [Laura ] Wattenberg explained
> over email.
>
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> Finally, Wattenberg says that parents are more likely to give their kids
> names that would have been considered nicknames in previous generations.
> ——
>
> The latter is advice given by the Gaffer in “Return of the King” (The Gray
> Havens, fourth section). Quoting Sam:
>
> ——
> … The Gaffer, he says: “Make it short, and then you won’t have to cut it
> short before you can use it."
> ——
>
> Benjamin Barrett
> Formerly of Seattle, WA
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