Thursday, September 08, 2016

Fun Site About Names

Behind the Name. You can lose a lot of time here. I spent mine checking out the masculine names that had become feminine. In America, we seemed to decide in 1930 that the "ee" sound at the end meant it should go to a girl: Kelly, Terry, Shirley, Leslie, etc. Come to find out most of those names had not been at all common among men before then. So they only stole things we weren't putting to good use anyway.

1 comment:

Sam L. said...

Evelyn. See: Waugh, E.