Ah yes, the Puritans. They were around when America was just gaining an origin story. People tend to have Colonial America on their mind around Thanksgiving time. They like to discuss the Puritans and the Pilgrims, so why not take another look at some of the interesting names they used to use.
The Art of Naming has covered Colonial Names several times. Not only the virtuous names like Hope, Grace and Faith, but also the more uncommon choices like Charity, Prudence, Prosper and Resolved. We also looked at names drawn from the bible like Lydia and Levi since these were common then and now.
Today, we're going to look at a list of names that most people would agree are unusual and rather unpractical for use today. There's no need to explain these since they're quite straight forward, but yes, these were actually given to people as names back in the day. Are there any that strike you as a guilty pleasure?
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What a list! Thoughts?
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