Mar 2, 2007

A good rule of thumb

John Derbyshire on names:
As Silas Marner said (when someone objected to “Hephzibah”): “It’s a Bible name.” Far as I’m concerned, if it’s not in the Bible, Chaucer, Shakespeare, or Tennyson, and was not the name of any English king or queen, or of any Greek or Roman deity, it’s not a name.

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