Bovine Baby Names

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Inspired by this humorous conversation I had with fellow name-blogger Mama’s List of Names…cow-inspired baby names! 

Characters and Namesakes:

Clarabelle – Disney’s Clarabelle Cow first appeared in Steamboat Willie (1928).  Apparently she’s only a major character in Italy, where she’s known by Clarabella.  In 2015, 30 baby girls were named Clarabelle, and 8 were named Clarabella.

Otis – the protagonist in the 2006 moovie Barnyard and its subsequent television show Back at the Barnyard.  Strangely, Otis was a male cow with udders.  This name returned to the top 1000 in 2015 after an approximately 20-year absence.  U.S. Rank: #845; England and Wales Rank: #258 and rising.

Bessie / Bessy – I’ve never been sure why I’ve always associated the name Bessie with cows.  Bessy is a character in Barnyard…but Bessie is apparently a Marvel creation known as Hellcow, a vampire cow!  I seriously want someone to make a (bad) Hellcow movie, though this article disagrees with me. Bessie was also a 90s Beanie Baby.  11 baby girls were named Bessie in 2015, and 9 were called Bessy

Cattle Breeds: (Source)

Jersey – Jersey cattle.  There was a joke in Barnyard involving cows with New Jersey accents.  145 girls, 9 boys in 2015.

Angus – Scottish name, 88 boys.

Galloway – 5 boys.  “Belted Galloway” breed.

Devon – 508 boys and 77 girls.

Dexter – 753 boys.

Lulu – 59 girls.  “Dwarf Lulu” breed

Hays – 16 boys.  “Hays Converter”

Javari – 48 boys.

Kerry – 62 boys, 26 girls.

Lincoln – U.S. rank #66/England and Wales #129.  “Lincoln Red”

Randall – 193 boys.

Gertrudis – Hasn’t recently appeared in SSA birth data, though Gertrude is always an option!  “Santa Gertrudis”

Albion – 8 boys.  “Blue Albion”

Jamaica – 12 girls.  “Jamaica Hope”

Murray – 44 boys.  “Murray Grey”

Siri – 25 girls. 

Reina – U.S. rank: #951. 

Miscellaneous:

Moo – This was the conversational spark.  8 boys and 7 girls were named Moo in 2015.  I’m not sure, but I wonder if this might be a spelling of the already-Anglicized Chinese name Mu.

Taurus – 16 boys.  Bos Taurus is the scientific name for the cow species, and “taurus” also refers to many subspecies. 

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Thoughts?  Let me know your favorites, and if there are any other bovine baby names I should add to this list! 

Below the Top 1000, Part 38 (Boys)

Today we have some boys’ names used only 8 times in 2015!  During this series, I’ve been posting selections of rare names.  We’re close to the end; the Social Security Administration‘s minimum threshold for publicly knowable baby names is 5 uses in a year.  Plus, the 2016 data will be out shortly!

  • 8 boys: Abdishakur, Aceyn, Addington, Adeolu, Afnan, Agasthya, Aladdin, Albion, Alcide, Aldric, Alhaji, Alma, Amando, Americo, Amius, Anfernee, Aquarius, Armstrong, Athens, Avelardo, Axe, Ayomikun, Azul, Barack, Barnes, Bates, Bravery, Brazen, Breyer, Broderic, Buchanan, Bud, Cabot, Caetano, Caliber, Casanova, Chijioke, Cletus, Cline, Coast, Colsyn, Crash, Daemyn, Dagmawi, Danger, Deep, Delante, Deleon, Delson, Denahi, Dennison, Derringer, Destan, Devine, Diallo, Diamante, Dio, Dionisio, Dipson, Douglass, Eland, Eliano, Eligio, Elishah, Elizeo, Emilson, Eon, Epic, Espn, Eustace, Faolan, Felton, Firdavs, Fitzwilliam, Frost, Gale, Gambit, Garfield, Gaspard, Gershom, Gregor, Guru, Helio, Hiroki, Hobbs, Hooper, Hunt, Idrissa, Ifeanyichukwu, Ignazio, Isiaha, Jacek, Jahziah, Jathniel, Jehan, Jeptha, Joaolucas, Karanveer, Kazimir, Kendriel, Kratos, Laban, Liston, Llewellyn, Maguire, Malone, Manases, Mckinnon, Mendeecee, Menelik, Micajah, Miqueas, Moath, Mofeoluwa, Moishy, Moo, Nashawn, Nephi, Newt, Obrien, Oconnor, Ogden, Olamiposi, Omero, Oxford, Peregrin, Pistol, Poet, Polo, Pookela, Quillen, Radford, Ralphael, Rama, Rameses, Rawlins, Redford, Rekker, Renard, Reuel, Reynold, Rhone, Robben, Rockland, Rollins, Romney, Royston, Rucker, Russ, Samba, Savier, Selwyn, Seraphim, Shahin, Shyheim, Sigmund, Sirus, Solon, Sparrow, Sukhraj, Sun, Sylvanus, Takeo, Tavarus, Timo, Tlaloc, Tracker, Trig, Tully, Viet, Vigo, Waldo, Warrior, Wilkes, Xachary, Yann, Yates, Yerachmiel, Zaccai, Zale, Zed, Zennon

Do you have any favorite names from this list?  Are there any names here that you hate?  General thoughts?  Let me know!  Me: I should have listed the names out of alphabetical order so we could play “Where’s Waldo?”

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Florence; Or, My Naming Prometheus

When I was in the 2nd or 3rd grade, I had to write a short story for homework.  I don’t remember the plot, but what I can recall is that I penned a 12-13 page saga and never finished it.  I think this project may have been the one where the teacher asked us to recount “tall tales” and I got away with writing a “tall tale from the future” – which is to say, not a “tall tale” at all.  My result was a story about some European princesses named Florence, Eleanor Brady, and Brady (?).  Eleanor and Brady were twins…and I seriously hope Brady‘s middle name wasn’t Eleanor.  It probably was, and I’m horrified!  To be fair, most adults aren’t familiar with a lot of names.

The names I did know as an 8-year-old came from a few sources.  I was introduced to Eleanor through viewing Sense and Sensibility; only years later did I learn that the character spelt it ElinorBrady was probably a reference to the “Brady Bunch”…but I don’t know why I ever thought that was a girls’ name!  However, I don’t think Florence Henderson was my introduction to Florence.  I suspect I’d read about Florence Nightingale at some point.

Florence was one of America’s most popular baby names in the late 19th century and early 20th.  Although the pre-1937 birth data from the SSA isn’t complete or always accurate (perhaps due to premature death or an unqualified occupation), the information we have from those early years can still tell us what the era’s most popular or trendy baby names were.  Think of a sample size.  Even according to a smaller sample size, Florence almost continually ranked in the Top 10 between 1886 and 1906.  Afterwards, she remained in the top 100 until 1940, and top 1000 until 1981.

Florence hit her lowest point in 2003, when just 50 babies were given the name.  Between 2010 and 2012, she started picking up again.  2013 was the first year since 1991 that more than 100 babies were called Florence!  To put things in even greater perspective, 2015 was the first year more than 200 babies were given this lovely handle since 1975!  She’s definitely making a comeback; the questions are ‘why’ and ‘how much?’

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Florence Nightingale

First, let’s look at some of the more famous namesakes for Florence:

  • Florence Nightingale (1820-1910): British Nurse.  Easily the most famous Florence, and the ultimate namesake for most that followed.
  • Florence Harding (1860-1924): First Lady of the United States by her marriage to President Warren G. Harding
  • Florence Foster Jenkins (1868-1944): Famous opera singer who couldn’t actually sing; Meryl Streep portrays the title character in the 2016 eponymous film.
  • Florence Henderson (1934-2016): Actress who played Mrs. Brady on the “Brady Bunch”
  • Florence Ballard (1943-1976): Singer in “The Supremes”
  • Florence “Flo-Jo” Griffith Joyner (1959-1998): Olympic athlete
  • Florence Leontine Mary Welch (b. 1986): Leads “Florence and the Machine”
  • Florence Schelling (b. 1989): Swiss hockey player, Olympic athlete 

Florence Foster Jenkins may impact the charts in 2016.  However, since 2015 is the most recent data we have, it’s clear that this decade’s Florentine revival stems from other factors. Of all the namesakes, Welch, Henderson, and Schelling were the only ones alive between 2010 and 2015.  Florence Henderson passed away last year, which may also impact usage.  I definitely think Florence Welch and her band have had some influence, especially in the U.K. (Florence ranks #23 in England and Wales).  As for Florence Schelling…I don’t know enough about sports to comment about the naming impact of an athlete who doesn’t usually even play for the U.S., but her team (Swiss) received a medal at the Sochi winter Olympics in 2014.  Curiously, the name’s biggest jump was between 2013 and 2014, so anything is possible!

Of course, who can forget the magnificent Italian city of Florence?  Firenze, as it’s known, was the birthplace and namesake of the illustrious Miss Nightingale.  The city is considered the birthplace of the Renaissance and is also currently ranked as one of the top 15 fashion capitals of the world.  Places and fashion are two things that always seem to influence baby names!

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1835 map of Florence, Italy.  Miss Nightingale was born there, only a few years before.

More generally, old-fashioned names are “in.”  We’re seeing a revival of other great-grandma names like Ophelia and ClementineFlorence additionally has the benefit of sounding – well – floral!  Florence derives from a Latin word meaning “flowery,” “blooming,” or “flourishing.”  This makes Florence something of a flower name; a more general option for the person who can’t decide whether she prefers roses or violets.  The baby name Violet, incidentally, is more popular now than in her last heyday a century ago!

Final notes:

  • Similar Flora is also returning, but at a snail’s pace in comparison to Florence.  In 2015, 173 girls were named Flora; Florence, 214.
  • A part of me also wonders if any young Florences are named after Progressive Flo from the insurance commercials.
  • I really don’t want to explain why Flo is a terrible nickname.  Regardless, Florence doesn’t need to be shortened. 

I can’t tell if Florence will crack the U.S. top 1000 in 2016 or 2017.  She’s close, but it may or may not happen.  I’m honestly just happy that more parents are taking notice of such an exquisite antique and one of my childhood favorites. 🙂

What do you think of Florence?  Do you have any other ideas why the name is resurgent?  How about some childhood naming stories?  Let me know in the comments! 

Below the Top 1000, Part 37 (Girls)

Hi everyone!  Hope you’re having a good Friday and National Beer Day.  I celebrated the occasion with a dark Belgian brew (Brouwerij Honsebrouck, I think) that tasted rather of cherry-chocolate or port.  Yum!

Today’s selection of rare names covers some of the girls’ names used only 9 times in 2015.  The data comes from the Social Security Administration, which releases a list of America’s most popular baby names every year in May…along with many of the rarest!  The extended data includes almost all names down to 5 uses, so we’re pretty close to the end of this series for the year.  Regardless, the 2016 set will be out in a few weeks; are you as excited as I am?!

  • 9 girls: Abijah, Adalise, Adely, Africa, Agata, Aina, Ainhara, Alberta, Aliliana, Alyxandria, Alyzza, Amarachukwu, Amatullah, Amirykal, Annelie, Apphia, Aquila, Ashli, Ashwaq, Avenleigh, Avion, Ayaan, Baby, Babygirl, Beryl, Bessy, Bette, Bettie, Blu, Bostynn, Brendalyn, Brindle, Brindley, Briony, Brixley, Burkley, Byrdie, Calirose, Caroleena, Cartier, Cashlyn, Cayenne, Celestial, Chosen, Cicely, Courtnee, Crosley, Cyriah, Dacey, Daniyla, Darlynn, Dashley, Deangela, Demetra, Demoni, Despina, Diara, Dim, Disney, Dulcinea, Edwina, Eirene, Elania, Elba, Ellenora, Elorah, Envi, Espen, Espn, Ettel, Euphemia, Evian, Ewa, Ferris, Gilda, Gorgeous, Hallelujah, Harshini, Heavenlyjoy, Hebe, Hedy, Henriette, Icelynn, Ilsa, Iridessa, Itati, Izamar, Jagger, Jaianna, Jainaba, Jernee, Jerusha, Jettie, Jewelia, Jhanvi, Jilliana, Jimmie, Juneau, Kamala, Kani, Karielle, Karuna, Kattie, Kawthar, Kelbi, Keltie, Khi, Kinga, Kinsly, Kleo, Kmya, Kosisochukwu, Kristella, Kushi, Lala, Lalita, Leta, Liliani, Lisanna, Livingston, Loni, Lubna, Lynne, Madalee, Mahrosh, Maize, Makylie, Manasvini, Mariaines, Marilla, Mariposa, Marvelous, Matisse, Matylda, Maysoon, Meriem, Milcah, Mililani, Mills, Muslima, Nakota, Nature, Nazaret, Nelli, Nollie, Nuala, Nusayba, Nyalee, Oasis, Oceane, Ornella, Pemberley, Persephanie, Poetry, Qirat, Rafeef, Raffaella, Raphaelle, Rarity, Reveille, Rickayla, Rigby, Riot, Rola, Rubina, Sagal, Sakeena, Sare, Secret, Selby, Shaley, Sheva, Shulamis, Skyylar, Sole, Somer, Soul, Southern, Spoorthi, Success, Sugey, Sultana, Sway, Talulla, Tam, Teddie, Tehillah, Teresita, Tilden, Trejure, Trish, Tzippy, Umi, Vallie, Vidalia, Vivica, Wafa, Winslet, Yemariam, Yudith, Yuxi, Zabel, Zaelee, Zenith, Zeta

What do you think of these names?  Favorites, least-favorites?  And finally…did you celebrate National Beer Day?  If so, what did you drink? 🙂

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What Is It Short For?

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Do you have a nickname in mind but want something more formal?  Or maybe you’ve met someone who goes by a nickname but refuses to divulge the formal, and you’re increasingly frustrated because each of your guesses is met with a resounding “No!”  If it’s short for anything, here are some options. 

To find these nickname reversals, I’ve combed through the Social Security Administration’s extended baby name data for 2015.  That said, not all the names here are even used anymore.  The names that didn’t appear in 2015’s set are italicized (i.e. Annunziata or Beecher), and can be legitimately called “unique” baby names since they’re too rare to chart.  I color-code girls’ names with magenta, boys’ names in blue, and unisex in purple

Nickname -> Formal Names

Ace -> Achilles, Acheron, Acacius, Aceton

Annie -> Anne, Anthea, Chrysanthemum, Chrysanthe, Anastasia, Annabel / Annabelle, Annabella, Athanasia, Anais, Anise, Agnes, Hannah, Anna, Moana, Annika, Anniston / Aniston, Annaliese, Annalee, Andromeda, Angelina / Angeline, Annunziata, Antigone, Tiffannie, MarianaLiliana, Luciana, Liviana, Luanne, Louisiana, Emiliana, Ameliana, Britannia

Beau / Bo / Bow -> Beautiful, Isabeau, Bonita, Rainbow, Deborah, Beauregard, Beauden, Beaumont, Beaufort, Bowen, Bowie, Bodhi, Boaz, Bowman, Bocephus, Cabot (depending on whether you pronounce the ‘t’).

Bee -> Elizabeth, Beatrice, Beatrix, Beatriz, Beata, Bedelia, Beecher

Bella -> Isabella, Arabella, Mirabella…for more, read Many Bellas!

Ben -> Benjamin, Bennett, Bentley, Benson, Benton, Benedict / Benedikt, Benicio, Benaiah, KorbenBenito, Benoni, Benzion* / Bentzion*, Ebenezer / Eben, Reuben / Ruben / Rubens, Benuel, Torben, Benno, Robben, Benoit, Bendrick, Benelli

Bert / Bertie -> Robert, Albert, Gilbert, Herbert, Bertram, Egbert, Aldebert, Wilbert, Adalberto, Norbert, Lambert, Dagoberto, Philbert, Dagobert, Theudebert, Engelbert, Adalbert, Ethelbert / Athelbert, Liberty, Roberta, Alberta, Bertha, Albertina, Bertrada

Cam -> Camila / Camilla, Camille, Camryn / Cameron, Cambria, Campbell, Camden / Camdyn, Cambree / Cambrie, Camellia, Camari, Camiyah, Camber, Camry, Camara, Cameo, Camilo, Camarion, Cambridge

Chris -> Christopher, Christian / Cristian, Cristiano / Christiano, Cristobal / Christobal, Chrishawn, Crispin, Chrysippus, Christina, Christine, Christiana, Chrysanthemum, Chrysanthe, Chryseis, Christobel / Christabelle, Chrisley, Christabella, Chrisiyah, Christmas, Crystal

Ella -> Elizabeth / Elisabeth, Eleanor, Eliana, Ellison, Ellis, Gabriella, Daniella, Ariella, Antonella, Fiorella, Novella, Ellery, Ornella, Elodie, Elodia, Eloise, Eloisa, Elowen / Ellawyn, Ellasandra

Hal -> Henry, Harrison, Harry, Harold, Halen, Halston, Hallie / Halley, Harriet, Henrietta, Hallelujah, Halcyon, Halsey, Halibut (okay, maybe not that last one)

JennyJennifer, Jane, Genevieve / Jennavieve, Jenna, Jenesis / Genesis, Jenessa, Gentry / Jentry, Jennings, Geneva / Jeneva, Jeniyah, Genavie / Jenavee, Jennavecia, Jennabelle

Leo -> Leonardo, Leonel, Leonidas, Leonard, Leopold, Galileo, Napoleon, Leomar, Leovanni, Leoncio.  There are also some girls’ names that include “Leo” (Leona, Leontine) but it’s up to you whether you’d call her “Leo” or something more conventionally feminine.

Lou -> Lucy, Luna, Lucille, Luciana, Luz, Louisa / Luisa, Lucinda, Luella / Louella, Lucero, Lourdes, Lula, Lupita, Lucina, Lucienne, Lucilla, Lumina, Luthien, Ludovica, Lucrezia, Lucretia, Emmylou, Lilou, Louisiana, Bettylou, Guadalupe, Louis, Loukas, Caillou, Willoughby, Lucius, Luther, Luigi, Alucard, Lucifer, Ludovic

Maddie -> Madison, Madelyn / Madeline / Madeleine, Madigan, Madonna, Madrid, Maddox, Madden

Mae / May -> Margaret, Mary, Marilyn, Maybelline, Mabel / Maebell, Maybree, Maya, Amaya, Maylee, Mayra, Samaya, Macy, Mayla, Maylani, Maisie

Mel -> Amelia, Melanie, Melody, Melissa, Melina, Amelie, Emmeline, Melinda, Pamela, Camellia, Melania, Carmela, Melia, Melaina, Imelda, Melrose, Hermelinda, Mella, Pommeline / Pomeline, Melpomene, Melisande, Melvin, Carmelo, Jamel, Elimelech, Melchizedek, Melchior

Mo -> Maurice / Morris, Mohammad, Mortimer, Moses / Moshe, Morrison, Mosiah, Mostafa, Modesto, Mowgli, Monroe, Montgomery, Mona, Monique, Monet, Moana, Modesty, Momoka

Nora -> Eleanora / Eleonora, Lenora, Anora, Sonora, Leonora, Honora, Evanora

Ollie -> Olivia, Olive, Olympia, Olinda, Oliver, Olaf, Ollivander

Pip -> Piper, Pippa, Philippa, Epiphany, Epiphania, Peregrine, Pippin, Pippilotta (as in Pippilotta “Pippi” Longstocking), Philip

Rosie -> Rose, Rosalie, Rosalind, Rosaline, Rosalyn / Roselynn, Rosabella, Rosemary, Rosemarie, Primrose, Rosamond, Rosamund, Rosario, Milagros, Ambrosia, Melrose, Rosalba, Rosary, Roselani

Sacha / Sasha -> Alexander, Issachar, Alexandra

Do you have any favorites from this list?  Are there any nicknames you’re looking to lengthen for a baby or character, or out of sheer curiosity?  Let me know in the comments!

*Benzion and Bentzion are probably meant to be Ben-Zion and Ben-Tzion.  The SSA still doesn’t recognize hyphens.

Languages as Baby Names

Some parents seem to be naming their children after languages!  I decided to compile this list after noticing a few curiosities (namely, Breton and Oriya) within the 2015 data.  Most of the names below are currently in use, though a few are defunct.

Appears in 2015:

  • Alabama – 22 girls.  Extremely rare Native American language spoken in Texas.  More likely namesakes are the state and her flagship university.
  • Breton – 9 boys.
  • Cheyenne – 943 girls (#347) and 11 boys.
  • Cree – 63 boys, 46 girls.
  • Dakota – 1323 girls (#242), 931 boys, #357).
  • Dari – 6 girls.
  • Dutch – 41 boys.
  • German – 154 boys.
  • Irish – 8 boys, 8 girls.
  • Kota – 36 boys, 5 girls.  Very small language in India.
  • Lakota – 47 girls, 44 boys.
  • Malay – 8 girls.  I wonder if Malay‘s usage ties to Malaysia‘s recent popularity?
  • Mari – 86 girls.  Refers to a language spoken in Russia or possibly to a language or two in Papua New Guinea.
  • Oneida – 11 girls.  Extremely rare Native American language
  • Oriya – 7 girls.  Language also known as Odia (not in the data).  I came across this name/language while messing around with the “lexicographer-only” levels on Typeshift (free word game; highly recommend!).
  • Romani – 10 boys, 9 girls.
  • Sami – 168 boys, 14 girls.
  • Seneca – 32 girls, 18 boys.  Also a tiny Native American language.
  • Shona – 7 girls.  A Bantu language (Africa).
  • Thai – 16 boys, 6 girls.  Ironically, this is a Vietnamese name.

Some might argue that Valencià (103 girls in 2015) is a distinct language, though I’m under the impression that it’s rather a Catalan dialect.

Defunct; Doesn’t appear in 2015:

  • English – Much like a continental divide determining which ocean water flows into, the name English has an onomastic divide determining gender.  According to SSA data, bearers born before 1960 are invariably male and those born after 1960 are all female.  English last appeared in 2014, so it’s likely we’ll see it again.
  • French – Mostly masculine, seemed to peak around the end of WW1.  Hasn’t appeared since the 90s.
  • Georgian – Strictly feminine, but hasn’t appeared since the 70s.  

Personally, I advise against naming children after languages because I feel that it brings up complicated and uncomfortable questions about cultural appropriation.  There are exceptions, though.  If it’s already an established name (i.e. German or Seneca) it’s probably okay!  Place names are also doable, but can still be iffy on the appropriation front.  If you really still want to use one of the names in this post, make sure you have reasons unrelated to the living language or speakers’ culture.

What are your thoughts on the subject? 

 

Below the Top 1000, Part 36 (Boys)

Howdy!  I hope you had a good weekend, free from dastardly April Fool’s Day deeds.

We have officially reached the single digits for the 2015 set!  Today’s selection includes many of those names given to only 9 baby boys in that year.  This information comes from the Social Security Administration, which releases popularity data for American names every year in May.  Speaking of which…only one more month until the 2016 data comes out!  So exciting. 🙂

  • 9 boys: Aashray, Adarian, Adison, Aengus, Aidenjames, Alamin, Aldrich, Aldrin, Aniket, Anselm, Aristides, Arkham, Arson, Artemus, Asadbek, Asahel, Ashford, Avelino, Averett, Baird, Beaumont, Beorn, Beshoy, Biagio, Boss, Breaker, Breton, Briton, Caffrey, Calvary, Chavez, Chetan, Chosen, Cinch, Cisco, Cosimo, Dacian, Dat, Delsin, Dickson, Dieter, Dmario, Drago, Draken, Draper, Edgard, Edsel, Epifanio, Esgar, Esneider, Ezequias, Fielding, Fitzpatrick, Frazier, Gad, Glory, Grantham, Hadriel, Harfateh, Havoc, Hobie, Horatio, Howie, Hung, Inman, Issachar, Jamori, Jazhiel, Jehiel, Jep, Jeremia, Jermarion, Jersey, Jhoniel, Jishnu, Jodeci, Joeangel, Johnross, Jorgeluis, Jorgen, Josedejesus, Josejuan, Juandavid, Junius, Juventino, Kagen, Kaikea, Kalijah, Kapone, Kashif, Kemal, Kerolos, Kershaw, Kiowa, Lakendrick, Loch, Mackinley, Madyx, Magic, Marquavious, Marten, Maxi, Mayjor, Mccrae, Mercury, Mihail, Mihajlo, Millard, Million, Montel, Moroni, Mubashir, Nevaeh, Nike, Nolawi, Norbert, Oaken, Oluwatamilore, Paco, Padraic, Parris, Pinchos, Pius, Poe, Prentiss, Princeamir, Pryor, Ra, Rage, Raistlin, Raoul, Rasmus, Remus, Revere, Riddik, Rigley, Romani, Rondo, Rushton, Sadler, Salix, Samuele, Sandy, Severiano, Severo, Shemuel, Shep, Sherlock, Shyne, Soul, Starling, Stepan, Tagg, Teal, Teancum, Temesgen, Thailand, Thornton, Tipton, Trek, Tron, Ugonna, Vedder, Vinicio, Vitaly, Wagner, Winchester, Worth, Wyman, Yecheskel, Zeddicus, Zenith, Zenon, Ziven

Thoughts?  Hobie is something of a pleasant surprise! 

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