Writings on novel given names
January 7, 2013 5:49 PM Subscribe
I'm looking for writings on modern given names, name lists and/or theories on why so many parents feel compelled to give children unusually spelled variants or completely invented names instead of names from the common stock, so to speak.
posted by zadcat to Writing & Language (13 answers total) 13 users marked this as a favorite
I've done a bit of searching, but among other things the fact such names are variously called given names, forenames and Christian names makes it a bit complicated.