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- Mar 10, 2015
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Are there any kids named Qwerty?
I seem to remember my sister had a teacher called Gotobed.Back in primary school, my sister had a friend called Rosalind Gotobed. The actual pronunciation was GOT-oh-bed (I think it's Dutch somewhere along the line) but of course she was called Go-to-bed by us ignorant Brits anyway.
None for which I can find any mention.Are there any kids named Qwerty?
FULL STORY: https://www.huffpost.com/entry/qwerty-effect-baby-names_n_5822960‘QWERTY’ Keyboards May Have Changed How We Pick Baby Names, And It’s A Bit Spooky
Baby names go in and out of style, but have you ever wondered why we prefer certain names over others? Believe it or not, the explanation may lie in part with the way the keys are arranged on our computer keyboards.
A new study suggests that as a result of our society’s rising involvement with computers, parents tend to select baby names that can be easily typed on the right side of a standard QWERTY keyboard. It’s a sort of corollary of the so-called “QWERTY effect,” which holds that — because of the arrangement of keys — we tend to view more positively words made up of more letters on the right-side of the keyboard (to the right of T, G, and B.) ,..
Dick Will Tit Ball - a more version of Pee Po Willy Bum Drawers!Oh, and my boss' surname is Titball. I think it's a West Country thing as there used to be quite a lot round here in the 1800s - less so these days. However, his first name is Richard. (He goes by Rick). And we're pretty sure his second name is William. What WERE his parents thinking? Somebody in the office has even seen his name on a similar 'Weird names' thread somewhere else on the Internet.
During my senior year in high school (a half-century ago) I had a female classmate named Penix. She pronounced it "Pee-nix."I occasionally worked with a woman whose surname was Penix. We politely assumed it was pronounced "Pennicks" when dealing with her, but in-house we spoke of her as "Peenix," and wondered why she did not change her name.
You know I am still chuckling at Dick Titball several days later.Oh, and my boss' surname is Titball. I think it's a West Country thing as there used to be quite a lot round here in the 1800s - less so these days. However, his first name is Richard. (He goes by Rick). And we're pretty sure his second name is William. What WERE his parents thinking? Somebody in the office has even seen his name on a similar 'Weird names' thread somewhere else on the Internet.
I used to work with a woman called Gladys but she insisted on being called Glad or Gladdie. Her only sibling was called Archibald and she once told me that she and her brother were named after their parents. Parents -- Gladys and Archibald; children -- Gladys and Archibald. No possibility for confusion there, of course.
Reminds me we used to get a laugh at work because a clients' name was Pat Hind. Why didn't she opt for Trish?A selection of 16th Century Puritan names.
Humiliation. Humiliation Hynde had two sons in the 1620s; he called them both Humiliation Hynde.
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That's a name to live up to!