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

Barretts Mail mail.barretts at GMAIL.COM
Sun Nov 4 12:06:38 EST 2018


I’m not sure what a “someone member” is, but I hope Tolkien’s ghost will forgive me. BB

> On 3 Nov 2018, at 23:00, Mark Mandel <Mark.A.Mandel at GMAIL.COM> wrote:
> 
> 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:
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>> 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
>> 
>> ——
>> “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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