… No, I'm not going near THAT story, where even the names are too easily made into part of the story line.
But the NYT ran a story this morning that quoted Cleveland Kent Evans, past president of the American Name Society. The piece, as you can see, is about whether having odd names does you psychological damaged later in life. First, a person note: Verbs are good, active, healthy, so I have no personal stake in this. That's unlike Emma Royd, Garage Empty, Please Cope, Lotta Beers and Major Slaughter, all named in the piece. Apparently a lot of these folks, though, are proud of their distinctive names.
There's of course no real "theory of names" as the headline promises, but whatevs.
Image from here, in case you're not happy with YOUR name.